Sarah sat in the doctor's office fighting back tears. Is it true she has a condition that can't be treated? When did her nerves stop working? Was it something she had caused through her life? When she came in today, she was hoping for treatment options and an explanation of her problem, but the doctor didn't say much more than that she had "neuropathy." Other than knowing that her nerves weren't working correctly she didn't really understand this problem.
Neuropathy can be treated.
Although Sarah is not a real patient, she has aspects in her story that come from many patient. On a regular basis around the country and around the world, individual suffering with neuropathy are told the diagnosis and told nothing can be done for it. In great dismay I hear these statements on a regular basis and hurt for each individual who thinks that there is nothing they can do to ease their situation.
Thinking that nothing can be done for neuropathy is simply false. Medical professionals will not offer treatment due to poor understanding the many factors that can influence neuropathy. Sarah, not unlike many individuals who have neuropathy, deserves hope and treatment options.