Neuropathy

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Board Certified Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Normal, IL & Pontiac, IL

Treatments for peripheral neuropathies like diabetic neuropathy are notoriously limited: Your primary options are medications that may or may not relieve your pain and often cause side effects. But now you have another choice that’s noninvasive and proven to be effective with Dr. Scott O’Connor and Dr. Thomas Duhig. As certified and authorized Neurogenx™ providers, you can count on their expertise, so schedule a consultation by calling the Premier Nerve Center in Normal, Illinois or by using online booking today.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy refers to injury or disease affecting the nerves that serve your feet, legs, hands, and arms. Diabetes is the top cause of peripheral neuropathy, but it also arises from trauma, pressure on the nerve, and many underlying health conditions.

This type of nerve disease usually develops gradually. By the time symptoms begin, the nerves have already been damaged. When symptoms finally appear, you’ll experience:

  • Numbness and tingling in your feet and hands, possibly spreading to your legs and arms
  • Sharp, throbbing, or burning pain
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Difficulty walking or loss of balance

What is Neurogenx?

When it comes to cutting-edge medicine, the Neurogenx 4000Pro® is at the top of the pack. It’s FDA-cleared and patented as the only device of its kind: An advanced treatment using electronic waves to reach deep into tissues and directly treat nerves.

Neurogenx relieves your pain -- and other neuropathy symptoms -- and heals nerves with electronic signal treatment (EST). This innovative EST technology combines high frequency with a complex electrical wave that mimics the natural electronic patterns of your nerves.

As a result, 87% of patients achieve significant symptom relief and better functioning after treatment with Neurogenx. Studies show that Neurogenx helps reverse nerve damage and contributes to the growth of new nerve fibers.

What conditions are treated with Neurogenx?

Neurogenx relieves pain, tingling, burning, and numbness caused by neuropathy and chronic nerve conditions. Although it’s used for many different conditions, its commonly used to treat foot and ankle conditions such as:

  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Morton’s neuromas
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

How does Neurogenx work?

Neurogenx produces exceptional results through four healing mechanisms:

Reduces inflammation

The electronic signals reduce swelling and pain, stimulating the same effect as steroids (minus the steroids).

Triggers cellular changes

Since Neurogenx matches the nerve’s normal electric signal, your electronic treatment is drawn into nerve cells where it promotes changes at the cellular level.

The electronic signals boost cell metabolism and trigger healing and repair of cell membranes. The treatment also normalizes cellular pH, which is vital for promoting healing and encouraging normal functioning.

Stimulates the release of pain-relieving chemicals

Your treatment triggers the release of potent pain-suppressing biochemicals such as endorphins, which are your body’s natural painkillers.

Depolarizes nerve cells

Creating sustained depolarization of nerve cells is one of the essential healing mechanisms produced by Neurogenx.

Depolarization means that pain signals are blocked while allowing nerves to keep functioning. By comparison, when medications are used to block a nerve and relieve pain, they stop all functioning.

As Neurogenx suppresses pain yet keeps nerve cells working, waste products and free radicals are flushed out of the nerves, creating a healthy environment in which the nerves can heal. As a result, your symptoms are relieved, nerve damage is repaired, and nerve functioning is restored.

What is combined Neurogenx treatment?

In some cases, Dr. O’Connor may perform an integrated nerve block (INB), which combines EST with a local anesthetic for more immediate pain relief. When EST is administered right after a low-dose anesthetic is injected, inflammation reduces significantly, and cellular repair is enhanced.

What should I expect during treatment with Neurogenx?

Dr. O’Connor places surface electrodes on your skin. He may use the electrodes to treat a specific area, or in a way that allows the electronic signal to reach a wider area of your body.

As electronic signals are sent from the electrodes through your skin, they’re selectively absorbed by nerves in the area. During the procedure, you may experience temporary discomfort, but the process shouldn't be painful.

One session lasts about 40 minutes. Most patients undergo a course of 24 or more treatments, getting about two or three treatments weekly. You may not need that many sessions; it all depends on the severity of your nerve damage and your progress after each treatment.

You don’t need to continue to suffer from the pain and other symptoms of neuropathy. Call the Premier Nerve Center in Normal, Illinois, or book a consultation online to learn more about Neurogenx treatment.

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