Dr. Kevin Greenspan has been treating sciatica and neuropathy patients for over 25 years here in Black Mountain. A Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Greenspan has discovered an extremely effective way to treat chronic pain and suffering from neuropathy using advanced non-surgical and drug-free treatments.
Our team of highly trained clinicians at Greenspan Wellness Center has helped numerous patients get lasting relief using state-of-the-art testing and cutting-edge treatment at our clinic in Black Mountain, NC. Here is what one of our many patients had to say about the care he received:
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where nerves are damaged causing weakness, burning pain, numbness, tingling, and debilitating balance problems. The damage to the nerves can be caused by many different problems in the body. Poor blood flow to the nerves, toxic levels of sugar in the blood (diabetes), chronic infections, pesticide exposure and genetic variants are a few of the causes of this debilitating condition. The cause is different for every patient and it must be discovered to help the nerves heal!
Another common cause of nerve damage is auto-immunity. Auto-immune diseases are diseases where the immune system mistakenly starts to attack the body. That’s right! Many times the immune system is actually killing the nerves of peripheral neuropathy sufferers. This is why thorough testing is vitally important to helping peripheral neuropathy.
Can peripheral nerves heal?
Yes! It is well established in the scientific literature that peripheral nerves can and does heal. The key issue is that not only do we need to get the nerves healing but we have to stop whatever is causing the nerve damage in the first place. When the underlying cause of the neuropathy is discovered and proper support for the nerves are provided it optimizes the ability for the nerves to heal! In order to effectively heal nerve damage, four factors must be determined.
- What is the underlying cause of the nerve damage?
- How severe is the nerve damage?
- What types of nerve fibers are damaged? You have sensory nerves (both small fiber nerves and large diameter nerves) and motor nerves (that control movement of your muscles) NOTE: If there is muscle weakness from neuropathy for greater than two years the damage to the muscles will probably be permanent!
- How much treatment will the nerves require to heal? This will be dependent on the degree of nerve damage and what types of fibers are damaged.
The treatment that we provide
- optimizes the environment within the body for nerve healing.
- increases blood flow to the nerves.
- stimulates the nerves that are damaged (small fiber, large diameter, or motor nerves) to reduce pain and improve balance.
- decrease brain-based pain.
Our exclusive treatment system increases blood flow to the nerves in the feet and/or hands, which allows helps to rejuvenate nerves naturally and has returned many of our patient's feet and/or hands to normal (see testimonials below). No surgery. No addictive medications.
One of the premier treatments to increase blood flow is our new Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT).
LLLT is one of the most powerful non-surgical lasers on the market today and it gets RESULTS! The light therapy signals Vasoendothelial Growth (VEGF), which signals the production of angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is the creation of new blood vessels, which is needed to repair nerve damage. These blood vessels grow back around the peripheral nerves and provide them with the proper nutrients to heal and repair.
We also use state of the art digital electro therapeutic stimulation to assist in the growth of the nerves called Nerve ReEducation. This is used by the Cancers Centers of America in order to help those going through Chemotherapy rebuild the nerves. Nerve ReEducation can even be done at home, so therapy can be done daily! The results can be immediate in both pain relief and restoration of normal sensation.
Nerve cells need two things to heal: fuel and activation. This makes the combination of high-powered lower level light therapy (FUEL) and Nerve ReEducation (ACTIVATION) the perfect 1-2 punch for nerve regeneration! The amount of treatment needed to allow the nerves to recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and vascular evaluation.