Charlotte Neuropathy Treatment Center

Do you continue to struggle with burning, tingling, numbness, coldness and pain in your feet and/or arms?

If you have been diagnosed with neuropathy, you have probably been experiencing a number of symptoms including numbness, tingling, a sense of bugs crawling on your skin, burning sensations, and a feeling of pins and needles on your hands and/or feet. 

Many times, the medications, including gabapentin (Neurontin)amitriptyline (Elavil)carbamazepine (Tegratol), and duloxetine hydrochloride (Cymbalta), your primary care physician prescribes do not help your neuroathy pain at all.  Even worse are the side effects that can significantly add to your discomfort.  Are you taking statins (Lipitor is an example) for high cholesterol?  One of the common and most serious side effects of statins is Peripheral Neuropathy.
With our functional medicine treatment protocol, you can often overcome neuropathy without taking addictive, potentially harmful and expensive medications.  We offer a non-invasive, drug free alternative for your neuropathic pain.  Whether your neuropathy stems from diabetes, post-surgery, peripheral pain or "restless leg syndrome", we have helped significantly decrease pain and abnormal sensations in many neuropathy sufferers.  
The key is removing or controlling what is causing your neuropathy, then focusing on stimulating the nerves to heal.  

If you're tired of dealing with this problem and you are worried about it getting worse, we offer an initial visit to see if you qualify for our treatment program.  To schedule an initial visit with Dr. Jeremy Hozjan, click here.  

Read On For More Information on Peripheral Neuropathy 

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves--the motor, sensory and autonomic nerves that connect the spinal cord to muscles, skin and internal organs.  It usually affects the hands and feet, causing weakness, numbness, tingling and pain.  Peripheral neuropathy can come and go, slowly progressing over many years, or it can become severe and debilitating.  If diagnosed early, peripheral neuropathy can often be controlled.

Peripheral neuropathy is common with an estimated 20 million Americans suffering from this illness.  It can occur at any age, but is more common among older adults. A l999 survey found that 8-9% of Medicare recipients have peripheral neuropathy as their primary or secondary diagnosis with the annual cost to Medicare exceeding $3.5 billion.

There are many causes of neuropathy.  Approximately 30% of neuropathies are "idiopathic" (unknown cause), 30% are related to diabetes and the rest may be related to auto-immune disorders, tumors, heredity, nutritional imbalances, infections or toxins.

Be alert for some of these peripheral neuropathy symptoms and warning signs:
          Arms - difficulty carrying groceries, opening jars, turning door knobs, taking care of personal grooming or frequntly dropping                    
Legs - difficulty walking or running, a feeling of "heaviness" in your legs, finding it takes a lot of effort just to climb the stairs,      
           stumbling or tiring easily or frequent  muscle cramps 

Numbness, Tingling and Pain - Early on, there may be spontaneous sensations, called paresthesias, which include numbness, tingling, pinching, sharp, deep stabs, electric shocks, or buzzing. These sensations are usually worse at night and sometimes become painful and severe. You may also experience unpleasant abnormal sensations when you touch something, dysthesias, or you may find yourself feeling nothing at all, anesthesia.
Impaired Sense fo Position - When you lose the ability to "sense" or feel your feet, you may find yourself being uncoordinated. Patients may find themselves walking differently without really knowing how or why they are doing so. Chances are they have either widened their style of walking (in an unconscious effort to keep their balance) or they may be dragging their feet.
Glove and Stocking Sensation - Patient's describe an odd feeling of wearing stockings, gloves or slippers when, in fact, their hands and feet are completely bare.