By Causenta Wellness
How can technology help treat neuropathy after chemotherapy?
Neuropathy is a term used to categorize symptoms patients can experience due to damage in the nerves that lead away from the brain and spinal cord. These nerves directly impact movement in the extremities, as well as critical organs like the bladder and bowel. Neuropathy symptoms are usually felt more strongly in the hands and feet.
Characterized by tingling, numbness, weakness, pain, less ability to feel temperature changes, and cramping in the feet, neuropathy can affect a patient’s ability to do tasks that we often take for granted. Patients with neuropathy can struggle with walking, buttoning a shirt, or picking up small objects. In severe cases, the condition can lead to increased heart rate and blood pressure, dangerous falls, trouble breathing, paralysis, or organ failure.
One of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes. Cancer patients can experience neuropathy during or after chemotherapy treatment due to the harsh chemicals used to fight cancer cells. Neuropathy can also develop after a traumatic injury. Additionally, infections like HIV and shingles, metabolic problems, alcohol use, poor circulation, and low levels of vitamin B can lead to neuropathy.
While there are some medications that can help alleviate symptoms of neuropathy, the best treatment for the condition is to repair the nerves affected. At Causenta, our expert team of elite coaches use a signature protocol to treat neuropathy in less than one week. Our neuropathy treatment regimens include state-of-the-art technologies, including magnetic field, photodynamic, and other sophisticated light therapies to enhance and support the work of our highly skilled coaches.
Some of the technological tools we offer that can reduce and reverse the negative effects of neuropathy include:
BTL Emsella: This tool is FDA-approved to treat female urinary incontinence. At Causenta we also use it to treat patients with prostate and hip concerns or those experiencing inflammation in the pelvis, as well as to alleviate bone pain in cancer patients. It is non-invasive and non-toxic and works by projecting magnetic field energy into the body. It also feels great on the body, so patients have a positive experience with it. Click here to learn more.
Compex: The Compex is another example of using electricity to stimulate muscles to help people do things they may not have been able to do since treatment. It is a great tool in helping cancer patients regain muscle tone and function. Click here to learn more.
Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS): This device looks like a power tool made of heavy metal, but it is actually a therapeutic technology that can alleviate pain and stiffness after chemotherapy, a workout, or due to a chronic condition. It vibrates against the skin and has a pleasant feel. Click here to learn more.
Hippotherapy: Anyone having issues with balance and coordination can benefit from this sort of therapy, which is technically the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination, balance, and strength. Our hippotherapy machine mimics the feeling of a real horse and can be customized to treat each patient’s specific needs. Click here to learn more.
Causenta’s coaches, who will combine these tools with traditional exercise and physical therapy strategies, are required to have extensive and superior knowledge of body physiology, as well as a caring attitude and ability to positively motivate patients to make progress. Our coaches work with athletes to help them recover from sports injuries and with cancer patients to regain or maintain movement during treatment.
To learn more about technology tools at Causenta that can help with neuropathy following chemotherapy, a traumatic brain injury, or other issues, schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation today. We look forward to helping you regain your balance, movement, and overall wellness.
Causenta’s Wellness Philosophy
The dedicated and expert team at Causenta knows that each of our patients is unique. There are approximately 22,000 genes in the human body and no two people are the same physically, emotionally, or mentally. Because of this, we customize every wellness program to best meet each patient’s goals and needs.
We also believe in measuring the effectiveness of our treatments. Before and after various strategies are employed, we evaluate every patient to determine if what we are doing is working for them. This is especially important with our cancer patients as various medications can work very differently between people. We never want to have someone performing certain exercises or undergoing a procedure that is unnecessary and not helping with their overall health.
Dr. Tom Incledon, Founder & CEO of Causenta, also has core strategies he recommends that can help people stay healthy and feel their best.
- Get regular check-ups. Being on top of your health and noticing changes early on can help with early diagnosis of cancers and other diseases or conditions.
- Eat a healthy diet comprised of a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, as well as lean proteins. Download the rainbow diet guide.
- Exercise regularly. Staying active boosts your immune system, which will help as you age, recover from surgery, or need to receive treatment for cancer or other disease.
- Sleep matters. Having a regular sleep cycle gives your body a chance to recover and rest, which is key to immune function and brain health.
- Be aware of your environment. Certain factors around us can impact our health. Pay attention to the quality of air and water where you live, as well as limiting your exposure to cigarette smoke, alcohol, and various chemicals that can increase your risk of developing cancer.
By being proactive and taking control of your health, you can decrease your risk of developing cancer and other diseases.