Neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system in which the nerves that travel from the spinal cord to other regions of the body become damaged. Common symptoms that accompany a neuropathy include pain, numbness, tingling, burning, sensitivity to touch and loss of balance. This disorder has historically been difficult to treat but a new protocol has been developed that is achieving successful results for patients across the country.
A “Neuropathy Severity Examination” is a comprehensive evaluation that includes sensory testing, muscle testing, spinal assessment, vascular testing, and brain based examination. This examination can help determine the amount of nerve damage that you are facing. Depending on how progressed a patient’s neuropathy is will be the determining factor that will conclude if they are a good candidate for care.