The fundamental difference between our treatment and conventional medical treatment is that conventional medicine merely masks your pain; whereas, our treatment approach at the San Antonio Neuropathy Center is focused on identifying the underlying cause of your neuropathy and correcting the problem, while repairing the nerves. This is the only long lasting and in many cases, permanent, solution to conquering your peripheral neuropathy.
If you simply mask the pain with medications, rest assured, your neuropathy will get progressively worse with each passing year. As your neuropathy progresses, it can become very debilitating as you begin to lose your balance, strength, and normal sensory perception.
Proper treatment begins with the correct diagnosis. I have found that many of the neuropathy cases that I have evaluated over the years are diagnosed with “idiopathic neuropathy” or simply stated, neuropathy of unknown cause. In reality, there are many known causes of neuropathy (See Causes of Neuropathy) and a diagnosis of idiopathic neuropathy in my opinion is unacceptable.
At the San Antonio Neuropathy Center, your evaluation begins by meeting with one of our doctors, who specializes in neuropathy care. A thorough medical history is completed, taking as much time as necessary to unravel all the contributing factors causing your neuropathy. The medical history is followed by a thorough “25 Point Neurological” examination.
25 Point Neurological Examination
Our 25 Point Neurological examination will help assess the following:
- Balance & Risk for Falling
- Circulatory Problems
- Muscle Weakness
- Neurological Impairment or Dysfuncion
- Epidermal (Skin) Health
Following the examination, we will review the following:
- Neuropathy Test Score (stating severity)
- Action Plan to Begin Reversing Your Neuropathy
- Your Risk Factor for Falling