Peripheral Neuropathy Specialist

Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation

Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Naperville, Aurora, Wheaton, Geneva, Downers Grove, Warrenville, IL

If you’re among the approximately 20 million Americans suffering from peripheral neuropathy, you’re familiar with the numbness, tingling, and pain associated with it. At Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation, pain management specialist Dr. Bill Buchar offers therapies to people living in Warrenville, Illinois, that can effectively reduce and manage your peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Call the office or use the online booking agent to make a consultation and find out more.

Peripheral Neuropathy Q & A

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when you’ve had damage to your peripheral nervous system. This system communicates information between the brain and spinal cord and the other parts of your body, including your arms, legs, fingers, toes, and skin.

Diabetes is a cause of peripheral neuropathy, but the majority of sufferers develop the condition due to other reasons, including injury, infection, and genetics.

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy presents as nerve pain, with tingling and burning sensations. Specific symptoms may include:

  • Sharp, freezing, numbing, or throbbing pain
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Prickling or numbness in your hands, feet, arms, and legs

Over time, peripheral neuropathy can lead to poor coordination, trouble walking, and muscle weakness. Only one nerve may be affected, such as with carpal tunnel syndrome, or multiple nerves may be involved.

How is peripheral neuropathy treated?

The numbness, tingling, and pain of peripheral neuropathy doesn’t go away on its own. If you ignore the symptoms, they may intensity, causing increased loss of sensation and disability. Conventional medical treatments for peripheral neuropathy include drug therapy, such as pain pills, antiseizure medications, and antidepressants. But drugs often have serious side effects, and having long-term dependence on medication is not a quality way to live. These medications may mask the symptoms, but they don’t provide lasting relief.

At Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation, Dr. Buchar uses a noninvasive treatment known as electrical nerve therapy. This treatment is applied through the Neuromed Electroanalgesia Delivery System that’s been cleared by the FDA.

What are the benefits of electrical signal therapy?

Electrical signal therapy (EST) stimulates nerve function to get at the root of the cause of your pain. Specifically, the treatment:

  • Increases metabolic activity and energizes your cells
  • Increases oxygen and blood flow going to the nerves
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation around the nerves

EST also promotes wound healing and reduces the development of scar tissue.

Am I a candidate for electrical signal therapy?

Dr. Buchar carefully evaluates your symptoms and medical history to diagnose peripheral neuropathy. He’ll look at the root cause of your neuropathy to determine if you’re a good candidate for EST, and if it will produce the results you’re looking for.

To find out more about noninvasive, drug-free treatments for the pain and tingling of peripheral neuropathy, call the office or book a consultation online with Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation.