If you suffer from neuropathy, please give our office at call today at (425) 686-4498 to set up your initial consultation.
Neuropathy Definition:Neuropathy is often caused by diabetes but can also happen for other reasons such as injury or genetics. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Your doctor may recommend medications such as Gabapentin or Lyrica but these often provide limited relief.
Common causes of neuropathy include:
- B12 deficiency
- Chemotherapy induced neuropathy
- Kidney disfunction
- Toxins or infections
- Unknown or idiopathic
Most people experience symptoms such as:
- Pins and needles
- Numbness or tingling
- Nerve pain down or up legs or arms
- Stabbing, burning pains
Some people experience numbness as the nerve damage progresses. Once sensation is lost in the feet, balance problems start to occur and you may be at risk of falling.
If it is in your hands, you may experience weakened grip and begin to drop things.
Your doctor may have told you that you’ll just have to live with your neuropathy symptoms but neuropathy relief can be achieved!
We have pioneered state of the art treatments to help your neuropathy symptoms.
What can you expect?
During your initial consultation, we will determine if you are a right candidate for our treatments.
We look at these three elements:
- What is the underlying cause?
- How much nerve damage has been sustained?
- How much treatment will be required?
What are our goals and how can we help?
Our treatments which may include acupuncture has been shown to:
- Help increase blood flow
- Stimulate nerve fibers
- Decrease brain based pain
- Enhance your quality of life
Give our office a call today (425) 686-4498 to set-up your initial consultation to learn how we can help!
Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a chronic pain specialist. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon.