Non-Surgical, Drug-Free Peripheral Neuropathy Nerve Pain Relief.
Offering the Nerve Pain Elimination Solutions You’ve Been Looking For.
Comprehensive Neurometabolic Therapy
Our comprehensive neurological approach to heal your peripheral nerves with the world’s strongest cold laser therapy and nerve regrowth tools has been combined with our integrative nutritional metabolic approach. This is like no other treatment option available to you for peripheral neuropathy. If you’ve been told there’s nothing that can be done for your neuropathy and you have to learn to live with it, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Personalized Patient Care
By thinking outside the box and utilizing the industry-leading tools for peripheral nerve healing, we’ve put together our most advanced care in place for you. Our formula is highly specific: find the root cause and apply specific metabolic and neurological care to heal the nerve. Simply put: personalized and patient-specific care gives your peripheral nerves the best possible chance to reverse the damage that may have occured over time.
Peripheral Neuropathy Warning!
- Pins and needles feeling in the hands and/or feet
- Numbness of the hands/feet
- Tingling or burning sensations
- Weakness in the legs, feet or toes
- Sharp shooting or burning pain
- Sensation of a rolled up sock underneath your toes
- Poor balance (fear of falling)
** These are all warning signs of peripheral neuropathy
6 Main Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
Not everyone has neuropathy for the same reasons. Our comprehensive Nerve Damage Examination will help us determine which casue(s) below are causing your neuropathy.
- Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
- B12 deficiency
- Low Back Pinched Nerve
- Gluten/Food Sensitivities
- Poor Blood Flow
Get Back To Feeling Like Yourself Again.
Understanding The 6 Main Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral Neuropathy pain can be a horrible thing to live with. It can hinder your daily life and get in the way of you living the way you want. Most people are told there is nothing that can be done and it’s a mystery why the nerves are painful. Peripheral Neuropathy is commonly misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and improperly managed. At our office we look at the entire person and address the underlying root causes that give you the answers you’ve been looking for.
Diabetes (Type 1or 2)
One of the biggest predisposing factors leading to peripheral neuropathy is diabetes, whether it’s type 1 or 2. Elevated blood sugar in the blood stream and high levels of insulin have the potential to destroy the covering around a nerve, called myelin. As myelin get stripped off of a nerve, neuropathy pain will follow.
Low Back Pinched Nerve
It is very common for patients to have leg and foot nerve pain due to the nerve being pinched in the low back. Conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated/bulging disc and failed back surgery should be considered as a potential source of the peripheral neuropathy. A comprehensive orthopedic low back examination is used by our office to determine is this is a potential cause.
Elevated levels of inflammation, as can be seen via C-Reactive Protein (C-RP) and Homocysteine via blood, will be a source of peripheral nerve destruction. The inflammatory process will expose the nerve to damage. The immune system can also destroy the nerve directly, or the gut as well leading to low levels of B12.
Research now shows that gluten sensitivity (or possible Celiac Disease) can be a source of peripheral neuropathy. Wheat has been shown in the research to mimic a peripheral nerve and eating wheat can cause nerve pain. Other grains (corn, rice, potato, etc…), dairy, soy, eggs, and many other foods should also be considered as a cause of peripheral nerve pain.
Vitamin B12 and iron are essential nutrients for the health of the peripheral nerve. They help with nerve communication and proper nerve function. It is not uncommon for our office to find low levels of B12, iron and low vitamin D due to their lack of ability to absorb these essential vitamins and nutrients inside the digestive system.
Poor Blood Flow
Loss of blood flow to your peripheral nerve can be detrimental to it’s health. The blood carries oxygen and nutrients, the two very things that keep your nerves happy. High blood pressure, iron deficiency, B12 anemia, diabetes, fight of flight nervous system responses, and a body that is inflamed will lead to lack of blood flow to the nerve and a cause for neuropathy.
Meet the Doctors and Their Unique Integrative Approach
“We are Lucas Gafken DC, DACNB and David Gafken DC, DACNB and we want to share some extremely important information in regards to peripheral neuropathy and our unique, revolutionary and industry-leading therapies. We take a unique approach that is research-based and at the forefront of health care. Our extensive post-doctorate training in functional neurology uniquely qualifies us to handle complex nerve pain cases. Our natural approach, management and therapies reflect the most up-to-date and cutting-edge approach in the world of functional medicine and functional neurology. Taking a look at the whole person, listening to their symptoms, and addressing the underlying root cause is exactly how we’re able to help patients.”
“As chiropractic neurologists and an authorities in functional medicine/functional neurology, we’ve seen the healing potential our patients have when we address the real reasons why their health is so poor. The avenue for success in our office is due to our abiltiy to evaluate the whole person. A complex web of interaction occurs between the nervous system, immune system, and endocrine (hormone) system and when these three systems lose appropriate communication you are left with a destructive process on the nerve leading to horrible peripheral neuropathy pain that doesn’t fully heal from medications.”
Our Patient’s Testimonials
Comprehensive Problem, Comprehensive Solution
In many instances you may have multiple, simultaneous factors leading to peripheral nerve pain. When this is the case we must take a comprehensive approach. Dr. Gafken describes all of the specialty therapies we have in place for some of the most stubborn peripheral neuropathy cases.
Peripheral Neuropathy Explained
Dr. Gafken explains in this video how and why the nerves in your hands and feet get destroyed and what may be causing it. After this occurs the nerve pain follows but the good news is that our office has therapies in place and address all of the factors that are leading to peripheral neuropathy.