According to the Neuropathy Association, approximately 20 million Americans suffer from neuropathy. Here is some information about the disease from their website.
ABOUT peripheral NEUROPATHY: FACTS
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’s course is variable; it can come and go, slowly progressing over many years, or it can become severe and debilitating. However, if diagnosed early, peripheral neuropathy can often be controlled.
Why Have We Heard So Little About Peripheral Neuropathy? Is It A New Disease?
Peripheral neuropathy is common. It is estimated that upwards of 20 million Americans suffer 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. The annual cost to Medicare exceeds $3.5 billion.
Peripheral neuropathy has always been present, but has not received much attention. Its extent and importance have not yet been adequately recognized. It is apt to be misdiagnosed, or thought to be merely a side effect of another disease like diabetes or cancer or kidney failure. The development of new therapies has unfortunately been slow and under funded.
What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?
There are many causes of neuropathy. Approximately 30% of neuropathies are “idiopathic,” or of an unknown cause. In another 30% of cases, the cause is diabetes. Other neuropathy causes include autoimmune disorders, tumors, heredity, nutritional imbalances, infections or toxins.
Can Peripheral Neuropathy Be Cured?
Some types of peripheral neuropathy can be cured, however, most cannot. However, many can be helped. Therapy is directed at treating the underlying disease and at improving the symptoms with the right medications. An experienced neurologist can help patients feel more comfortable, and their quality of life can be greatly improved. But it is extremely important to get to an experienced neurologist as soon as you notice the symptoms before the disease has a chance to cause too much permanent damage.
People with neuropathy often have external wounds that will not heal, even with medical treatment. We have received several testimonials from Sound Vitality customers who have seen favorable results for neuropathy treatment and wound healing using Infratonic Therapy.
“I scraped the top of my left big toe. I treated it and waited for it to heal. To my dismay, it did not, and I finally noted it was going deeper into the toe! Being a diabetic, with the foot problems of diabetics, I started to wonder about gangrene, which is a worry as I am aware American medicine treats it by amputation.
My Infratonic machine, I keep at my easy chair, ready to use, the thought occurred to me, what would that machine do? So I applied it for twenty minutes, and could note a slight difference on the toe. So I applied it for one and a half hours, and noted a definite improvement. The next day, I used the machine most of the day. In twenty-four hours the wound was gone, except for a small scab. You can appreciate my happiness at this turn of events.”
A.G., Chula Vista, CA
Don Carney Shaw, a Physical Therapist, used the Infratonic to treat his father who suffered from Diabetic Neuropathy. The result was tremendous relief of pain in his leg, and gained increased ability to walk. After one treatment he asked his son to obtain one for him. After several years, the father continued to use it and is doing fine.
Don Carey-Shaw, P.T. in East Moriches, NY
“Let me take this opportunity to tell you how much the Infratonic machine has helped me with my ongoing disabilities such as arthritis and diabetes 1. For years I have been waking up with pains in my legs and feet, especially my toes. I would go to acupuncture and the treatments would help immediately. In January of this year I started to have severe pain, and this time my treatments did not give me relief.
In February I heard about your Infratonic machine and decided to purchase it. Thanks to your machine and in conjunction with my acupuncture treatments I have had success. As soon as I get a twinge of pain I apply the Infratonic and I’m ready to go walking. Applications at home for ten-minute intervals during the day, with the sweeping technique as suggested for 10 minutes. Now all I find necessary is to treat myself for 5 minutes less frequently and I receive the same results.”
“The client whose legs I have been working with is in fact my mother. She has diabetes, which explains many of her problems; e.g. poor blood flow, swelling in the extremities, discolored tissue, and varicose veins. A medium size cut was accidentally inflicted upon her right foreleg over two years ago. This never fully healed but rather turned into a diabetic ulcer. It became deep and all surrounding tissue became very tight giving her no hope of recovery. Through many vitamin supplements and trying just about everything she could they slowly seemed to heal her sore but her legs still ached all day and night. The scab would easily break off every time she took a shower or overstretched her leg.
By using the Infratonic on her twice per week and for several months three times per week she is happy to report much more energy and is now able to stand on her legs for much longer periods of time without them giving out on her. Treatment began about 10 months ago. We now have her feeling much better. I use the Infratonic for 10 minutes behind each knee, 10 minutes inside the leg, next to the ankle, angled up, on the anterior foreleg just below the kneecap and directly on the sore itself. She now reports “discomfort” in the legs fairly often throughout the day but that she feels ‘much better and has much more energy.’ Finally she believes she is on her way to recovery. The Infratonic has seemed to promote new skin growth to now completely cover the once helpless sore. It has also brought serenity to her muscles thus causing better blood flow.”
Heather Steelman, Scottsdale, AZ
“Diabetic Neuropathy. Can’t walk so I am in a power wheelchair. Feet and lower legs discolored with pain. Draining water blisters. Use 10 minutes under feet and over spleen and 20 minutes on chest. Have been doing it for 7 days. First 2 days, no change. Third day less tingling in both feet. 5th day more movement. 6th day more movement, less swelling and less pain. 7th day water blisters have dried up and quit draining. With crutches I can now walk 19 to 29 steps. I am sleeping better, only waking once to urinate. I am beginning to have hope this will work. I am now off the Codeine!! Take one Ultran once in a while.”
Wayne Boyer, Paradise, CA
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