Conditions Treated in Novato CA
Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that may occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerves throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in the legs and feet. People with diabetes can develop nerve damage in every organ system including the digestive system, urinary tract, sex organs, blood vessels and heart.
Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a disabling side effect of cancer treatment where distant nerves located away from the brain and spinal cord are damaged. These distant nerves are called pheripheral nerves and carry sensations to the brain that control the movement of our arms and legs as well as the bladder and bowel.
Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy
Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy usually occurs in people over 60 and progresses slowly and can be very disruptive to a person’s normal life and lifestyle. Doctors call this disorder “idiopathic” which means unknown cause.
The medical community is starting to understand that if pain is no longer a function of a healthy nervous system the chronic pain itself is the problem and is considered a disease. Advanced neuroimaging has shown that chronic pain, unlike acute or short-term pain, can cause structural changes in the brain that add to the risk of cognitive problems as well as anxiety and depression.
A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy as if you are moving, spinning or floating even though you are standing still or lying down. Balance disorders can be caused by certain health conditions, medications or a problem in the inner ear or the brain. Our sense of balance is primarily controlled by a maze-like structure in our inner ear called the labyrinth which is comprised of bone and soft tissue. Our Biodex balance assessment and training system is a state-of-the-art program to help you get your balance back.
Pain Postsurgical pain is defined as pain lasting more than 3 to 6 months after surgery. The pain differs in quality and location from pain experienced prior to surgery and is usually associated with neuropathic pain caused by surgical injury to a major peripheral nerve. Our class IV laser from MLS is a very effective modality to control and speed healing after surgery.
Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spaces within your spine which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the lower back and the neck and symptoms include pain, numbness, paraesthesia, and loss of motor control. Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by wear-and-tear changes in the spine related to osteoarthritis. Our treatment program includes the use of non-surgical spinal decompression, myofascial release, Class IV laser to decrease inflammation and core strengthening to control the effects of spinal stenosis revolves around.
Extremity numbness and tingling are unusual prickling sensations that occur in one’s hands, feet, arms and legs. Numerous conditions including radiation theraphy, herniated disc, carpal tunnel, thyroid disease and diabetes may cause numbness and tingling.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and pain in the hand and arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist.
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