Non Invasive Testing
Peripheral neuropathy can be due to many causes, but
diabetes is very frequently the origin. 20% of those who first learn
that they have diabetes have some evidence of neuropathy at the time of
diagnosis. Almost all cases can be reversed if caught early. People with
neuropathy, usually feel a ranging pain in their feet. It is possible to
have neuropathy without pain, which is actually more problematic. You
donít know what you canít feel.
How is the test done?
Peripheral neuropathy testing is done on sensory nerves only. A small
electrode is attached to the great toe. Then a low level electrical
pulse is administered and increased slowly until the patient senses it.
The impulse feels like a tingling, an itching, or a warm sensation. The
first tingle means the end of that phase of the testing. Some patients
may have experienced the painful nerve conduction studies where the
speed of electricity is measured as it passes the length of a nerve.
This is not that kind of examination.
Prevent injury, infection, falls, and
Peripheral neuropathy can result in serious health difficulties. If your
sensory nerves are damaged, you may be unable to feel painful
experiences. For example, you could step on a rusty nail and not know
it. If you could sense the nail, you would lift your foot before you
were cut. Infection can arise and not be felt in early stages. Falls
become a problem when someone cannot feel where their feet are.
Neuropathy, in association with poor circulation, is the most common
underlying reason for amputation. This test may discover the first
symptom of another neurological disorder.
New Innovations have significantly improved the
treatment of diabetic neuropathy
In recent years reversal of diabetic neuropathy has become possible; the
key is to catch it in its early stages. Donít forget to ask our team
about Anodyne infrared therapy to learn how you can benefit from this
new non-invasive therapy.
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