Physical Exam Of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Success

Today we are here with Amir, he came intoour office Valentine Chiropractic originally by iving by and seeing our our previousadsthe newspaper regarding Laser and Decompression treatments. He camewith Plantar Fascitisand came to realize after being examined that he really had Peripheral Neuropathy. He wentto Kaiser, tried to put hima cast for 4 weeks and he started to lose strength inhis legs, he was also on pain pills which were making him violently sick. He was lookingfor some other modality to help him, he felt there had to be something out there that couldhelp. I happened to be iving by your building and i looked and saw that you talked aboutbeing Gluten Free and Peripheral Neuropathy,

so I called and talked to your brother Leonard Valentine and had a good conversation and felt very comfortable that you guys couldhelp me with my chronic plantar fascitis. The pain I had was not justmy heels it wasthe whole bottom of my foot hurt plus my heel and Kaiser was telling me it could come fromyour back so they did back xrays, nothing showed up on my back xrays, so then theysaid it was my weight. It turns out it wasn't my weight it turns out I had another ailment,that needed to be treated and healed, so now since starting treatment which has been about2 weeks and the whole bottom of my foot and my heel that I'm not feeling any pain in.So this is the first time2 years that

you have gone 2 weeks without any pain atall? Correctthat's is phenomenal and being off pain pills for a month, that has beenthe first time2 years. What would you say to those people all around the world whosuffer with plantar fascitis or peripheral neuropathy? We work with people all arounddifferent states who suffer with this very same problem, we can help those people aslong as they are willing to reach out. What would you say to the people else where sufferingwith Peripheral NeuropathyI would say this program works, I haven't even beenthisprogram 7 weeks, maybe 57 weeks this has got to be the program that is going to helppeople, I have found nothing else to help

meyour program is wonderful for treatingand fixing people with Plantar Fascitis or Peripheral Neuropathy.

HIV Neuropathy Screening Exam with Grading Reflexes

These are the instructions for evaluating perceptionof vibration. Use a 128 hertz tuning fork. SOUND Hit the tuning fork hardenough so that the sides touch. And make sure that the subjectknows the type of sensation. Do you feel this asa vibration or a buzzing? gt;gt; Vibration. gt;gt; As a vibration, very good.

Now repeat the procedurein the feet. Again, strike the tuningfork hard enough so that the sides touch andimmediately put the tuning fork on the distalinterphalangeal joint. Count the number of seconds. Ask the subject to tell youwhen the vibration stops. gt;gt; Now. gt;gt; It stopped now?

Good. And repeat the procedureto the opposite side. Again, the tuning fork goeson the distal interphalangeal joint. Make sure you strikethe tuning fork hard enough so that the sides touch. For evaluating deeptendon reflexes, with the subject seated,examiner should use the hand

to gently dorsiflex the footat about 90 degrees. Press upwards slightlyon the sole of the foot. Use a reflex hammer, preferablya longhandled reflex hammer. A tomahawk hammeris also acceptable. And strike the Achillestendon just behind the heel. Contraction of the gastrocnemiusmuscle will be both seen and felt. Repeat the procedurewith the opposite leg.

Have to do now is showthe discrepancy between the knee reflex and the ankle reflex. Many patients with HIVdisease have both central and peripheral nervoussystem disease. So one may see a mix ofhyperreflexia at the knee and reduced reflexes,or hyporeflexia or areflexia at the ankles. So now we'll attemptto demonstrate this.

So here first for the patellareflex, the knee reflex, this would be graded as a 3plus, there is hyperrefelxia and spread of the reflexto other muscles. In the same patient,ankle reflexes are reduced significantly outof proportion to knee reflexes. So these are the differentgradings for ankle reflexes. Absent means that with a strongpercussion of the Achilles tendon, there is no contractionof the gastrocnemius.

Peripheral Nervous System Disorders Diagnosis and Treatment

The peripheral nervous system is the partof the nervous system that excludes or is outside of the brain and the spinal cord.We take care of patients that have disorders that affect the motor neurons, which livein the spinal cord – the peripheral nerves that extend out into the arms and legs aswell as the muscles and the connection between the nerves and the muscles. Some of the disordersthat a nerve and muscle a disease will evaluate and develop care plans for includemuscle disorders such as muscular dystrophy, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, peripheralneuropathies such as Charcot Marie Tooth disease or hereditary neuropathy and as well as theneuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia

gravis. Some symptoms that can be associatedwith the peripheral nervous system include generalized weakness, fatigue, numbness, tingling,sometimes pain can be caused by disorders of the peripheral nerve. The evaluation ofa patient with a possible peripheral nervous system disorder first begins with the verycareful history to understand how the symptoms started and how they affect the patient. Fromthe history we extend to the physical exam, which helps us determine what sort of deficitsmay be impacting the patient's function. From there we design a targeted testing strategyto to try to pinpoint exactly what's causing the symptoms. It's a very exciting time inneuromuscular medicine because the more we

understand about how these diseases occur,the more that we can develop very targeted, personalized treatments to help either stopor reverse the disease. In many cases there may not be a specific cure but we can reducethe symptoms through a comprehensive treatment plan.

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