No! Many patients are very discouraged about their neuropathy when they come into our office because they have been told this before. However, there are actually a wide variety of treatments that help neuropathy patients! There are some things to consider when learning about neuropathy treatment options:
1. There are many causes of neuropathy. For some people, it's a simple nutrient deficiency. Once that is corrected, nerve function improves drastically. Other cases can be more complicated and treatment options will be more focused on slowing progression and managing pain rather than returning nerves to their perfect function.
2. The symptoms of neuropathy vary from patient to patient. For some, it can be very painful. In those cases, we'd be focusing on sustainable ways to decrease pain. For others, neuropathy is not painful but is more about a loss of function. Those patients would have different treatment if pain is not the main issue.
3. There are many treatments available for neuropathy. Just because you have tried one treatment, doesn't mean you should give up hope. There are lots of effective options when it comes to treating neuropathy. The Gibson Method used all over the country originated in our office from our very own Dr. Brandt Gibson. He is an expert at methodically checking for causes of peripheral neuropathy and prescribing effective treatment.
4. Not every office offers the same treatments. Some treatments that we offer in our office are not offered in other offices. We stay on the cutting edge of treatments so that we can see the most improvement among our patients. Similarly, we may not offer some treatments because they have been found to be ineffective compared with other options. If you have questions, please call our helpful staff for information.