Peripheral Neuropathy Pain Symptoms Relieved Davis
We've been managing you here for peripheralneuropathy in lower legs and feet. When you first presented to the office you indicatedthat the pain was very bad, very numb, very tingling. How are you doing today, and howare you responding to the neuropathy program here in our office? Oh gosh, it's much better.I feel that I can walk, before I couldn't get out of bed in the morning I had to holdon to something and I just get up and walk, I can still the numbness on the bottom ofmy foot, but and then walking in this door I don't get as tired as I did before. I usuallyhave to go home and change shoes. I get home and I can keep the shoes on for quite a while.I haven't yet started walking on the street,
but I will. So far so good right? Yea, whata difference. Well congratulations on your results thus far I'm very happy with yourprogress. Thank you.
Neck and Back Pain Arm pain numbness into tips of fingers neuropathy Steve Testimonial
Interviewer: Today is April 23, 2014, andwe're in Arkansas Spinal Care and Neuropathy Treatment Center. Sir, what is your name? Steve: Steve Williamson. Interviewer: All right, Steve, so tell mewhat brought you here. What conditions were you suffering with before you came here toArkansas Spinal Care? Steve: I had back and neck pain and numbnessand pain going down my right arm and everything. Interviewer: How far down your right arm didit go? Steve: All the way to the tips of my fingers.
Interviewer: Was it bad? Steve: Yes, it was. Interviewer: Tell me about it. Explain howit felt and how often you dealt with it. Steve: Well, the tips of my fingers were sonumb I couldn't pick anything up or hang onto it. I'd be dropping it all the time. The painin my arm, it would just be miserable, especially if I was driving or just trying to sit andrelax. And all that's gone. Interviewer: Back, leg, arm, everything? Steve: Leg and arm, yeah. I came in also whereI fell on the ice and hurt my ankle pretty
bad, and it's completely well now just fromthe laser treatments. Interviewer: Yeah, that day when you camein and you said that you twisted your ankle, I said, quot;Well, we'll just do some laser treatmentson that.quot; After one or two treatments, how long did it take you before that laser helpedthat ankle? Steve: Oh, I'd say probably about four treatments. Interviewer: About four treatments. Steve: Then that's when I really noticed thepain going away. It would feel better after each treatment. It really would.
Interviewer: Like remarkably better, or justa little bit? Steve: No, remarkably. It would take a lotof the pain away. By the next day, it might be hurting again, but then after about thefourth or fifth day, the pain started easing up quite a bit. It's gone now. It's completelygone, and I feel great. Interviewer: Awesome. Thank you. I'm sureyou went to a lot of different s. Most of my patients have been around the blocka time or two with healthcare. What else have you tried to help with this, and what didthey tell you? Steve: I went to the first about it,the family . They'd done a MRI and said
that I had some kind of swelling in and aroundmy spinal cord or whatever and that's what was causing my pain in my arms and the numbness.They referred me to a in Seracy SP, which that told me I needed to havesurgery. I didn't want surgery, and that's when I came here. Interviewer: Okay. Steve: And I'm glad I did. Interviewer: Thank you. Overall, what haveyou seen with my other patients? Because you've been here, you know how they've done. Whatwould you say about the experience here in
the and the overall results? Steve: I would say I had only heard probablya couple people say that they're not sure if it's working or not. Everybody else thatI've talked to or seen, it's just done remarkable for them. There's a few of them that I justcouldn't even believe with my own eyes, just how they come in here. And then now they'vewalked out of here and they're doing even better every day that I see them now. Interviewer: Awesome, Steve. I appreciateit. What would you say to somebody who needs this care and this program?
Why Cant We Reverse Nerve Damage
Every year, tens of millions of Americanssuffer from nerve damage, some irreparably so. Science can heal bones, grow new organsand even restore our microbiomes, but why is it so hard to fix our nerves? Hey guys Lissette here for DNews The human body posses a remarkable abilityto heal. Bones refuse, skin wounds mend, and the immune system adapts to infection,after infection. But there's one area of the body that struggles to recover after aninjury: The nervous system. Nerve damage can be some of the most debilitating and permanenttype of injury.
The nervous system is an incredibly complexnetwork used to send electrical information throughout your body. It can basically bedivided into two sections. With the brain and spinal cord making up the central nervoussystem or CNSâ€¦. and the nerves made up of fibers of sensory and motor neurons comprisingthe peripheral nervous system. Each cell in the nervous system from the tipof your finger up your arm, up your spinal column, into your brain, is very specialized.And each has a unique function on the pathway, like a circuit. If one these gets cut or injured,it's hard for an exact replacement cell to be put in in the right spot. Think aboutwhen you get a cut on your skin. If the cut
goes deep enough, exact replicas of cellswon't cover the wound, instead fibrous tissues form. which we call scars. And scars arepart of the problem in regrowing nerves, they often get in the way especially in the caseof spinal cord injuries. As part of the CNS, spinal cord injuries are notoriously difficultto heal; partially because of the way nerve cells in the CNS are made. According to the book, â€œResults and Problemsin Cell Differentiationâ€�, the CNS also has certain proteins that weirdly, inhibit cellregeneration. While this might sound like a bad idea, it's hugely beneficial overallto the formation of the CNS. These cells need
to grow exactly where they are supposed to,just one out of place could be bad. Like. think of an electrical circuit, each unithas to be in a specific order in specific place to work. If one is out of place, theintegrity of the CNS is compromised. Neurons in the CNS also lack certain cleaningcells. Nerve cells are made up of many parts, but they send signals through threads coveredin a protective sheet of myelin. These threads are called axons. Axons are the long partof the cell that reaches out to the cell next to it to send information down the line.Like arms handing the bucket down the line in a bucket brigade. So these are obviouslysuper important and need protecting. That's
where the Schwann cells come in. which areonly found in the Peripheral nervous system. Schwann cells, which aren't neurons butGLEEL cells, produce the myelin that help protect the axons. But, a study publishedin The Journal of Cell Biology found they also clean up damaged nerves making wayfor the healing process to take place and new nerves to be formed. But the problem is.these Schwann cells are missing from the CNS. What they have instead are myelin producingcells called oligodendrocytes. But these cells don't clean up damaged nerve cells at all.Which is part of the problem. So unfortunately, according to RichardG. Fessler professor at Rush University Medical
Center quot;There are currently no therapies whichsuccessfully reverse the damagequot; from injuries to the spinal cord. But research is currentlyunderway to examine the potential success of stem cell treatment, where stem cells areinjected directly at the injury site. Still, it will take a few years to see the resultsof such trials. But there are times your body can regeneratenerves. The peripheral nervous system doesn't have the same blocking proteins that the CNShas, and Schwann cells help heal the damage. So it's able to regrow nerves, albeit slowly.For instance, if you cut a nerve into your shoulder, it could take a year to regrow.By that time.the muscles in your arms could