Throughout my career and now with increasing frequency, I have had occasion to treat patients with peripheral neuropathy, with varying success. While consulting with other doctors and physical therapists, I discovered some were still very frustrated with their results treating peripheral neuropathy as well…
I was absolutely astounded, not only with the results I had achieved in the office but also by how many people responded to our notices that we now had powerful and effective care for a condition that devastates the health and wellbeing of over 20 million Americans.
What I’d like to do next is give you just a brief synopsis of some case studies. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time that a comprehensive outpatient drug-free treatment program has ever proven to be so effective, so quickly.
The first patient is an 80-year-old lady who presented in my office with a long history of diabetes. She had been diabetic for about 10 years and was suffering so badly from peripheral neuropathy that she had been unable to sleep for four years.
She was complaining primarily of burning, tingling, very significant sleep disturbance and a complete loss of sensation in her left great toe, which obviously was very annoying and interfering with her gait, thus aggravating her lower back.
When I performed her initial sensory examination, I found she had complete loss of sensation to light touch and vibration in her left great toe. She also had decreased sensation to touch and vibration along the lateral aspects and dorsum of both feet, but not the total loss that was shown on the left side.
Four sessions into her first 5-week trial using this new treatment protocol in the office, she started to experience sensation in her great toe. To make a long story very short, in five weeks this patient was discharged to a home-treatment program and continues to do very well.
It’s very important to note that with this patient, my very first using this protocol, after her second week of treatment she was sleeping through the night every night except for one, and reported almost no peripheral neuropathy symptoms. She had had absolutely phenomenal results. Needless to say, I was blown away.
A short time later, there presented to my office one of the most challenging cases I have ever seen. This lady was a 53-year-old who presented with her husband, in a wheelchair.
At age 47 she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, which was cured. However, during her cancer care she was treated with cisplatin, which is as you know very potent neurotoxin.
When we did her examination, obviously she had a very difficult time ambulating because of the complete loss of sensation from her hips to her toes. When we did her sensory examination, she had no sensation to light touch from the hips down. Her feet were literally ice cold. Her legs were pale. She had no vibration sensation at all anywhere distal to the iliac crest (from her hips down to her toes).
I decided that this would be a very good test case to take in. I’m certainly glad I did because five weeks into treatment, I helped her walk down the hall without assistance. She did need a crutch, but this was the first time in many months that she had been able to ambulate without assistance. It was absolutely unbelievable. This woman had been in a wheelchair for four years.
The next patient was an amazing chemotherapy patient as well. This lady was a 54-year-old accountant. Unfortunately, she had colon cancer at a very young age and was treated with mixed chemotherapies. Her treatment included radiation, colostomy and, ultimately, surgical reversal of the colostomy.
She had a great outcome and her cancer was cured. Following the cancer treatment, however, she was left with peripheral neuropathy involving both hands and feet.
She presented to my office as a patient with a more classic type of stocking-and-glove neuropathy, complaining of tingling as well as sleep disturbance. At the time of her initial presentation, she was taking the prescription medication Lyrica, which did give her some softening of her symptoms, but no great alleviation.
After beginning our treatment protocol, she started to get the sensation back in her feet. At two weeks, not only had her peripheral neuropathy symptoms improved, her skin temperatures and textures had as well. In addition to having restoration of more normal sensation to her feet, she began to experience restoration of sensation to her hands.
Doctors and patients alike would have to agree that these cases are nothing short of miraculous. Previously, treating peripheral neuropathy patients hasn’t been really successful. Often, it has been hit or miss. We’ve had some pretty good results in the past with nutrition therapy and I know other doctors are treating neuropathy patients with different combined modalities, but I’ve never seen resolutions like I’ve seen in these cases.
Furthermore, I have never seen another system that is so easy to use, easy to train the patient in and fosters patient independence from professional in-office care.
These cases obviously highlight the need for more research, which I’m happy to announce is ongoing and expanding interdisciplinary at an exponential rate.
Meanwhile, it’s most important to me right now that more doctors and therapists learn how to help patients with peripheral neuropathy.
To that end, I have produced physicians education, training and support on this breakthrough NeuropathyDR treatment system. You can access the free physicians support materials and learn more about incorporating these FDA and Medicare approved devices into your practice HERE
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John Hayes Jr, DC MS DABCO
Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist, MS Human Nutrition, Author of the Evvy Award Nominated “Living and Practicing By Design” and “Beating Neuropathy-Taking Misery to Miracles in Just 5 weeks!!” .
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