Neuropathy is a general term representing disturbances in the typical functioning of the peripheral nerves. The causes of neuropathy are different therefore is the treatment. Lots of a times, the neuropathy is nearly irreversible and the treatment is mainly focused on preventing further progression of the nerve damage and other helpful procedures to avoid any problems due to neuropathy.
Neuropathies due to nutritional shortages are primarily treated with the replenishment of the deficient nutrient. Neuropathies due to deficiency of vitamins like cobalamin, thiamine, pyridoxine, niacin are treated by giving the vitamin supplementation orally or by intramuscular injection of the vitamin if deficiency is due to faulty absorption of vitamins from the diet. Treatment might or might not totally reverse the neuropathy and alleviate the symptoms and in numerous cases there is some long-term damage to nerves and persistent symptoms regardless of treatment. Just recently neuropathy due to copper shortage has also been discovered. It too is treated with oral copper salts or intravenous injection of copper salts. Once again the action varies and might take numerous months.
Entrapment neuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome, radial neuropathy, meralgia paraesthetica, etc are treated based on specific cause and the nerve included. Again, each neuropathy is special and treatment is variable.
The treatment of neuropathies secondary to other illness is the treatment of the primary disease triggering the neuropathy. If neuropathy is due to Myxedema, brought on by lack of thyroid hormonal agent, then treatment is replacing the thyroid hormonal agent. Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy is mainly encouraging. In diabetic neuropathies, some types like Mononeuropathies are reversible but most are irreparable. Stringent control of blood glucose levels to slow the further development is of critical importance. Other treatment is based upon the symptoms, like discomfort is managed with NSAID and numerous other drugs. The neuropathy associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis often reacts to the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis (with immunomodulators).
Treatment of neuropathy due to food allergy is avoiding the irritant food product causing neuropathy. There might be some particular treatment in particular cases, like neuropathy due to isoniazid can typically be prevented by offering pyridoxine along with it.
Lots of a times, the neuropathy is almost permanent and the treatment is generally focused on preventing additional development of the nerve damage and other supportive steps to avoid any complications due to neuropathy.
Entrapment neuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome, radial neuropathy, meralgia paraesthetica, etc are treated based on particular cause and the nerve included. The treatment of neuropathies secondary to other illness is the treatment of the primary illness triggering the neuropathy. Treatment of neuropathy due to food allergy is avoiding the irritant food product triggering neuropathy.
Whatever the initial cause, your nerves responded with the only survival tool they had: they contracted, they lowered their length and volume to protect themselves, and the spaces in between the nerves(synapse) were extended. A normal sized nerve signal could no longer leap this gap. Therefore nerve impulses, both those going up to the brain and those coming down from the brain were impaired.
Integrated microprocessors measures a number of physiological functions of your nerves and automatically adjusts itself to your particular healing needs, starting with the very first recovery signal.
When the unit is very first switched on, it measures the electrical analog resistance and digital impedance and sets its output specifications for your physical mass. It understands if it is treating a 125 lb female or a 350 pound guy. If you utilize it directly on your lower back, it knows that.
Specialized stimulator then sends a "test" signal that represents the most typical waveform for healthy peripheral nerves. This signal goes from one foot, up the leg, to the nerve roots in your lower back, down the other leg, to the other foot. It then waits on an echo-like action from this preliminary signal.
It then evaluates this 'return" signal to determine any aberrations.
Just as a cardiologist can take one take a look at the shape of the signal showed on an EKG display, and detect what is wrong with the heart, we have actually been able to determine that the peripheral nerves have a very particular shape to its waveform. Therefore we can detect the nature of the problem by evaluating that waveform. This feature is constructed into the stimulator and processed by its internal microprocessor.
Problems in the shape of the waveform en route up shows problems with feeling numb; the shape of the top of the waveform suggests the capability of the nerve to provide the signal long enough for the brain to receive everything; problems in the downward slope of the waveform indicates pain, and the shape of the refractory period as the afferent neuron repolarize's itself shows the capability of the nerve pathway to prepare for the next signal.
The device needs to then develop, and send, a compensating waveform, to 'smooth out' these abnormalities, really comparable to the method noise canceling headphones work.
This process goes on 7.83 times every second, sending a signal, evaluating the returning signal, developing a compensating signal, and sending this new signal. It is continuously evaluating your action, and changing itself, to carefully coax your nerve's capability to send and receive appropriate signals.
Since that is how long it takes for the nerve cell to re-polarize (or reset) itself in between its transmission of nerve signals, these impulses are sent out 7.83 times per 2nd. Minerals like sodium, calcium, and potassium need to pass backward and forward through the cell wall of the nerves. Really comparable to a 'common' TENS device, the specialized neuromuscular stimulator signals are greatly more regulated and exact. Commons TENS gadgets utilize an abnormal, uncontrolled, simple signal at a much higher frequency, specifically designed to stop the cells capability to repolarize. This is why a typical TENS simply obstructs the nerve signals. This device is a really customized type of 10S, which fixes up the neuropathy patient.
The signals, (as they cross the synaptic junctions in the nerve roots of the lower back to get from one leg to the other), produce a small electromagnetic field that is noticed by the nerves in your main nervous system (spine) and a signal is submitted to the brain to let it understand exactly what is happening in the back location. The brain then releases endorphins, internal discomfort reducers that take a trip via the blood stream to all parts of the body.
Whatever the initial cause, your nerves reacted with the only survival tool they had: they contracted, they decreased their length and volume to maintain themselves, and the gaps between the nerves(synapse) were stretched. A regular sized nerve signal might no longer leap this space. Specialized stimulator then sends out a "test" signal that represents the most common waveform for healthy peripheral nerves. These impulses are sent 7.83 times per second because that is how long it takes for the nerve cell to re-polarize (or reset) itself in between its transmission of nerve signals. The website signals, (as they cross the synaptic junctions in the nerve roots of the lower back to get from one leg to the other), develop a little electro-magnetic field that is sensed by the nerves in your central worried system (spine) and a signal is uploaded to the brain to let it understand what is taking place in the back location.