Neuropathy is a chronic disease that can lead to a very debilitating life. With pain medications being it’s most common form of treatment, it becomes a long road of try and fail treatments. Your tolerance to pain medications and other prescription drugs will only go up over time. Creating harsh side effects and evolving symptoms of neuropathy pain.

Gabapentin is one of the most common prescription drugs used to treat nerve pain. The funny part is, it wasn’t even designed to treat neuropathy.

An estimated 20 million people in America have some form of peripheral neuropathy.

The condition may start with nerve damage to the peripheral nervous system. Which are the nerves running from the brain and the spinal cord, to the rest of the body. The painful side effects include:

-Diabetic nerve pain
-Sharp, electric-like pain
-Difficulty sleeping from leg or foot discomfort
-Burning or tingling
-Muscle weakness
-Sensitivity to touch
-Pain when walking

At Active Health, we have developed a combined treatment plan. Our Non-Invasive, No-Drug treatment protocol for your chronic condition combines The Trigenics® NON-SURGICAL Operation with Pulsed Frequency Therapy (PEMF), Inter-segmented Traction, Rebuilder Nerve Pacer, and Anti-inflammatory Nutrition.

Dr. Davis will get you on the right track for a more natural approach in treating your neuropathy pain.

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy results when nerve cells become damaged or destroyed. That interferes with the way those nerve cells (neurons), communicate with your brain. It’s a progressive condition. Which means it gets worse over time.

Neuropathy can affect one nerve (mononeuropathy) or nerve type. It may also affect a combination of nerves in a specific area (multifocal neuropathy) or many peripheral nerves throughout the body (polyneuropathy).

Some neuropathies develop quickly and just continue to get worse from there. Then some develop slowly, over months and years. Soon becoming chronic. With over 100 types of neuropathies, they can all develop differently. How quickly, or how chronic your nerve pain becomes depends on the level of nerve damage.

What Causes Neuropathy?

There is not a single disease to pinpoint when diagnosing the cause of neuropathy. Countless conditions and outside factors affecting your health may cause it.

Diabetes is a leading cause of neuropathy in the United States. 60-70% of those with diabetes, experience neuropathy.

Trauma is another common outlying cause for neuropathy pain. Being injured in a car accident, falling, sports injuries. These are all instances that can inflict later side effects, including nerve pain.

Unexpected infections and autoimmune disorders are both known to create chronic neuropathy over time. One of the most common being rheumatoid arthritis. From lupus to a whole list of autoimmune diseases that have the capacity to create nerve damage. Including Lyme disease, shingles, or even HIV.

There’s a long list of other causes including medications, health conditions, vascular disorders, alcoholism, or inherited disorders.

The worst part of neuropathy is when there’s no explanation for the nerve damage you’ve somehow become subject to. Some cases of neuropathy have no known cause.

What is Gabapentin?

Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant and nerve pain medication. It has become so widely used that 90% of the prescriptions written are for off label users. Meaning the medication was created to treat something specifically but is being used for another condition.

Neuropathic pain has been shown to be relieved by gabapentin, but the dosage for treating nerve pain with it is somewhat ambiguous. If at all existent.

Being so readily available, gabapentin is at high risk of being abused. It is not an opioid, but with such high doses being prescribed, it may easily become a risk of misuse. It does not carry the same lethal risk of overdose as opioids, but the effects of taking gabapentin for extended periods of time have unknown outcomes. 

Acute vs. Chronic Care

Let’s discuss the two separate types of care insurance delegates by the condition. We have acute care where there are drugs, surgeries, and injections used and that is most commonly what insurance covers. The problem is that neuropathy doesn’t need an acute care approach because it’s not an acute care condition. Acute care is active, but short term treatment for an ongoing problem. Neuropathy isn’t an easy fix. It takes a very personalized and sought out plan of treatment before beginning care. It’s a chronic condition and requires a less traditional, systematic approach to see results. We suggest you do not let your neuropathy get worse by covering it up with pain medications. They’re a temporary fix and leaves your nerves susceptible to further damage. Increasing the severity of your condition over time. At Active Health, we teach you what you need to know about neuropathy. We then guide you through treatment that brings more holistic and permanent results.

Your Plan of Treatment

All of these elements come together in our comprehensive neuropathy treatment program. Improving the outcome of your treatment with multidimensional ways to approach a plan for your future nerve and overall health.

Dr. Davis specializes in personally tailored treatment programs to find pain-relief on a person by person-specific basis when it comes to neuropathy pain. Rehabilitating you back to health and creating a manageable treatment plan is our main goal.

We want to eliminate your neuropathy pain quickly and naturally. To see a full guide on our life-changing solutions, visit our website.

In Conclusion

Gabapentin is a pain medication used to treat just that, pain. Neuropathy is a chronic condition that needs actual treatment and healing. Active Health helps you create that personalized plan to target your specific type of neuropathy and nerve pain.

With our four-step treatment plan, we will help you get pain relief and try to bring those nerves back to better health. For our long term, non-surgical, drug-free results contact Active Health today!