What is Nerve Regeneration Therapy (NRT)?
NRT works using an advanced form of electrical signal stimulation combined with Cold Laser Therapy. NRT sends its signal through the nervous system and awakens the sleeping nerves. By stimulating the nerves, damage from neuropathy can be reversed. NRT has been shown to have an 80% success rate and results are long-lasting. Thousands of people have experienced relief of their neuropathy symptoms using this method and have started enjoying life again.
Neuropathy literally means “sick nerves”. When nerves become damaged, they either send abnormal signals when they are not supposed to or they don’t send signals when they should. Neuropathy can occur anywhere in the body, but it is common in the lower extremities, in particular, the feet. The abnormal signals sent by the nerves in these areas cause many uncomfortable symptoms, such as burning, aching, tingling, numbness, and others. No doubt you may be suffering from some of these symptoms right now.
Up until now, treatments have been focused on reducing the abnormal sensations using medications. These come with a number of undesirable side effects and are not very effective. They do nothing to help the nerves function properly or repair themselves. They are also expensive, require lifelong treatment and can interact with other medications.
NRT is new method of treating neuropathy, recently discovered and highly effective. It treats neuropathy without pills, without side effects, and actually restores the function of the damaged nerves. Many of our patients experience long-lasting relief of symptoms; even years after the treatments have been completed. NRT is actually a combination of three therapies that, when combined, achieve these results for many patients.
1) Electronic Signal Treatment (EST)
Electrical impulses of varying frequency and strength are delivered to the nerves of the lower (or upper) extremities in a specific pattern. These impulses are believed to have significant anti-inflammatory effects, stimulate the body’s natural repair mechanism, relieve pain and improve circulation. EST is much more powerful than a typical TENS unit or muscle stimulator and far more complex. We utilize a Neurogesic 10K which is a variable frequency electronic generator. They are manufactured in Germany and driven by a progression of electronic programs specifically designed to enhance the function of peripheral nerves. These programs were developed by a neurologist in southern California and there an only 20 of these units currently in the US.
2) Cold Laser Therapy/Soft Tissue Mobilization
At the same time the Electronic Signal Therapy (EST) is being applied, we utilize a Cold Laser Therapy device. Cold Laser uses visible and invisible laser light to increase circulation and reduce pain, it also reduces swelling, stiffness, and muscle spasms. When applied regularly in combination with the EST, we have found that circulation is increased, allowing the newly regenerating nerve fibers to receive more nourishment. We often see changes in skin color and tone.
A series of 24 treatments combining peripheral nerve EST and Laser Therapy is performed. Treatments are typically started at three times per week.
3) Functional Medicine/Balance Body Chemistry
To battle chronic health conditions Functional Medicine uses two scientifically grounded principles:
- 1. Add what’s lacking in the body to nudge its physiology back to a state of optimal functioning.
2. Remove anything that impedes the body from moving toward this optimal state of physiology.
Plainly put, your body naturally wants to be healthy. But things needed by the body to function at its best might be missing, or something might be standing in the way of its best functioning. Functional Medicine first identifies the factors responsible for the malfunctioning. Then it deals with those factors in a way appropriate to the patient’s particular situation.
Our understanding of the processes causing neuropathy continues to evolve. Along with this new knowledge, new effective treatments are being investigated. Our unique system is the most effective strategy known for treating this difficult and debilitating disease with an effectiveness rate as high as 80%. We will continue to stay abreast of all developments in this field and will incorporate any new methods into our treatment program that prove to be effective in the future.