NEUROPATHY and YOU

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  • What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy also called Peripheral neuropathy, is a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, this often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body.

  • Symptoms

The perception of pain varies with each individual; terms such as stabbing, prickling, burning, tingling, and other descriptions have been used.

  • Nerve pain is difficult to live with but in most individuals, it can be reduced.

Nerve pain is also called neuropathic pain. Pain from neuropathy can greatly affect your daily activities and quality of life. Symptoms of neuropathy can range from mild to severe. Each person’s experience will be different. However, with Neurolumen, the effects of neuropathy can be decreased.

  • If you have Neuropathy, you may have:
  • Difficulty in standing for long periods or walking without assistance.
  • Problems with balance and an increased risk of falling.
  • Difficulty with activities like buttoning and tying laces or ties.
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold.
  • Numbness or lack of pain sensation.
  • Pain.

What Causes Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.

  • Veterans – Peripheral Neuropathy and Agent Orange

VA presumes Veterans’ early-onset peripheral neuropathy is related to their exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during service when the disease appears within one year of exposure to a degree of at least 10 percent disabling by VA’s rating regulations.)

  • Studies that show Neurolumen can help decrease pain

When veterans were given a choice at the Muskogee, OK VAMC, with direct comparison to other modalities, 75% chose Neurolumen over all other modalities.  They report fast, long lasting results that they did not see with the other devices they trialed.  Neurology at the Orlando, FL VA Hospital actively recommends the device for their patients as well as the Minneapolis, MN VA for Neuropathy patients.

Neurolumen is currently being used in drug rehabilitation facilities to decrease pain so that the need for the pain medication is also reduced.  This allows the patient and practitioners to focus on the addiction.  Memorial Hermann in Houston, TX released the following in regards to the Neurolumen therapy in their program:

  • 610 – number of veterans prescribed Neurolumen for pain by VA facilities
  • 430 – number of veterans successfully surveyed
  • 34% – report reduction in medications
  • 93% – report reduction in pain levels
  • 7.48 – average reported pain level prior to regular treatment with Neurolumen (scale 1-10)
  • 2.84 – average reported pain level following regular treatment with Neurolumen (scale 1-10)
  • 6.30 – average improvement in activity/quality of life (scale 1-10)
  • Neurolumen is FDA cleared, FDA clearance #K142025. 

Neurolumen is approved through the Central Office and is on the GSA schedule.  We are currently finalizing the needed documentation to be added to the formulary.

  • Neurolumen is proven to relieve pain and increase circulation
  • Neurolumen combines low level lasers, LEDs and electrical stimulation in an easy to apply wrap that can be used on multiple areas simultaneously.
  • Results can be seen in as little as one treatment.
  • This powerful combination provides long lasting results.

US Department of Veteran Affairs

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/peripheral_neuropathy.asp#:~:text=Public%20Health-,Peripheral%20Neuropathy%20and%20Agent%20Orange,disabling%20by%20VA’s%20rating%20regulations.

Mayo Clinic

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352061

Memorial Hermann

http://www.memorialhermann.org/news/memorial-hermann-prevention-and-recovery-center-offers-non-invasive,-drug-free-pain-relief/