Is It Neuropathy?

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Submitted by One Degree Functional Health

If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who suffer with neuropathy, you are not alone and you know the devastation it can cause to your everyday life. The sad part is that many people either don’t know that they have neuropathy or, if they do know, they don’t know it can be successfully treated. If left untreated, neuropathy can have some dangerous consequences. We’re talking so serious that it could result in the loss of limbs.

Neuropathy can present itself through a range of symptoms depending on the nerves that have become damaged. The symptoms can include numbness, prickly or tingling feeling, pain, burning, electric shock-like pain, loss of coordination or balance, muscle weakness, and sensitivity to touch. Because neuropathy can affect people differently, your neuropathy symptoms may not be the same as someone else’s symptoms. While most neuropathy sufferers are typically older Americans, that isn’t always the case. Younger people suffer with neuropathy brought on by causes such as the effects of traumatic injuries, surgery, chemotherapy, or even exposure to other types of toxins like Agent Orange.

How do you know if you have neuropathy? Here in lies part of the problem. Since neuropathy presents itself with many different symptoms, trying to determine an accurate diagnosis can be difficult. It’s not as simple as taking a blood test. Your physician has limited evaluation techniques to get to the root cause. And depending on your symptoms and how much information you give your physician, leaving out certain details can lead to a misdiagnosis or no diagnosis. To make a patient’s complaints more tolerable, their physician may resort to prescribing medications that just mask the symptoms and never fix the problem. That can just make matters worse. No one wants to be dependent on medications.

The great news is that neuropathy can be successfully treated. Today’s treatments are safe, non-invasive, FDA cleared, and use electric cell signaling. This effective technology uses electromagnetic neuromuscular stimulation or electric cell signals throughout the nervous system. This regenerates the nerves and helps the body repair the damage. Imagine getting real, long-term neuropathy pain relief without the use of drugs, injections, and surgery. It’s time to stop taking prescription pain medication just to make it through the day.

If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, it is time to find out if it is neuropathy. There’s no reason to suffer and even more reasons to get back to living your life.

Call One Degree Functional Health to get help. Please contact our office today at (309) 698-2500 to schedule your neuropathy exam!  Visit for more information and to see what our patients are saying about our treatments.


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