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What is Neuropathy?

“Peripheral Neuropathy” refers to damaged nerves within the nervous system. It may refer to a single nerve or to a group of nerves.

How It Works

The peripheral nervous system carries messages to and from the brain and spinal cord, and the rest of the body. When these nerves are damaged it can result in pain, burning, numbness or muscle weakness, especially in the extremities.

We are the only licensed medical professionals in the state of Arkansas and surrounding states performing these advanced procedural treatments for the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy:

Testing/Diagnostics

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all testing solution for neuropathy as everyone’s experience is truly unique. As such, you can expect a comprehensive one-on-one diagnostic exam at our state-of-the-art, full-function, multidisciplinary diagnostic center, where we will perform a variety of tests to accurately diagnose how peripheral neuropathy is affecting your body.

During your initial evaluation we will:

Muscle and Nerve Testing

Renaissance Health and Wellness uses top of the line neurologic diagnostic equipment testing.

  • Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) evaluates the motor and sensory nerves ability to conduct electricity.
  • Quantitative Sudomotor Axon Reflex testing asses small nerve fibers.

These tests allow us to narrow down which nerves are the most problematic and distinguish which areas require treatment.

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Quick and painless, these ultrasounds help us to non-invasively observe, treat and diagnose internal parts of a patient’s body. Conditions such as tendon injuries, arthritis, joint pain, Achilles tears, muscle bleeding and vascular blockage may otherwise be difficult to diagnose since the pain can travel well beyond its initial source.

Renaissance Health and Wellness uses Mindray Ultrasound technology to provide clear, concise diagnostic imaging to assess structural musculoskeletal components and full service vascular ultrasound capability to assess whether blood flow is adequate into and out of extremities.


Laboratory

Rogers_May2014_37-3263560075-O_WEBRenaissance Health and Wellness employs both traditional and cutting-edge laboratory testing to pinpoint the root causes of your health concerns. By identifying the source of your pain, we can design and implement the most effective course of treatment to eliminate it. Our goal is to help you recover your vitality so you can start enjoying your life to its fullest.

NCV

Renaissance Health and Wellness uses top of the line neurologic diagnostic equipment testing.

These tests allow us to narrow down which nerves are the most problematic and distinguish which areas require treatment.

Carpal and Tarsal Tunnel

LR_May_2014_38-3264453715-O_WEBCarpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a type of neuropathy that may cause numbness, pain and paresthesia — creepy-crawling sensations in the skin.

Renaissance Health and Wellness specializes in effective, non-invasive treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome. We employ a wide range of conventional, alternative and cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options to pinpoint the actual origin of your pain.

Once we ascertain the underlying cause of a patient’s pain, we can develop the most effective treatment for each individual, including a variety of injections, electroanalgesia and bracing.

Tarsal Tunnel

Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs in the foot or ankle and is analogous to carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand or wrist. It is caused by the compression of the tibial nerve in the foot and is a result of neuropathy.

Renaissance Health and Wellness specializes in effective, non-invasive treatments for tarsal tunnel syndrome and other conditions affecting the joints. We employ a wide range of conventional, alternative and cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options to accurately pinpoint the origin of patient pain.

Once we ascertain the underlying cause of a patient’s pain, we can develop an effective and individualized treatment plan, helping to restore vitality and increase quality of life.

Treatment Options

NeuroStimulation Therapy

“NeuroStimulation” refers to external modulation of the nervous system designed to electrically activate neural elements to help them heal themselves.

It is virtually painless and works over time synergistically with the injection treatments to revitalize damaged nerve fibers, providing lasting relief from the pain of neuropathy, and restoring function to the weakened and numb areas.

Renaissance Health and Wellness uses a treatment approach centered around an “integrated nerve block” consisting of a series of precisely-targeted, ultrasound-guided injections of medications around the affected nerve(s), combined with the application of state-of-the-art electroanalgesia.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is paramount to the treatment of neuropathy. Renaissance Health and Wellness offers a variety of physical therapy services including:

When necessary, our licensed professionals will personally apply Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a hands on treatment that focuses on the entire musculoskeletal system and includes:

Vitamin Regimens

Renaissance Health and Wellness utilizes specific vitamin regimens proven to help alleviate peripheral neuropathy in many patients. Our formulation is tailor-made for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, and provides the fuel and the building blocks for the healing process to occur.

Compounded Topical Medications

When necessary, we prescribe compounded topical medications aimed specifically at the treatment of neuropathy and other types of musculoskeletal pain such as osteoarthritis. Our topical solutions are a great alternative to often poorly tolerated oral medications (due to side effects) such as neurontin (gabapentin) and Lyrica.