FAQ’S

Q: What type of patients do you treat?
A: We currently offer services that help with peripheral neuropathy and treat carpal tunnel syndrome. We are in the process of adding to our services so we can provide more comprehensive care to our patients.

Q: What causes peripheral neuropathy?
A: There are a variety of causes of peripheral neuropathy. Most well-known causes include Diabetes, chemotherapy treatments, Lyme disease, Auto-immune disorders, Alcoholism and Vitamin B Deficiency. Other causes include Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Agent Orange or toxic exposures, infections, medications, or trauma to the nerves. In some cases, the cause is not known.

Q: What are the symptoms of neuropathy?
A: Symptoms of neuropathy include burning, sharp, stabbing or electrical pains in the hands or feet, numbness and tingling, weakness, poor balance or coordination, leg cramps, sensitivity to light touch, or a coldness in the extremities.

Q: What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
A: The symptoms include tingling or numbness, weakness, or pain. The symptoms are mostly localized over the wrist, palm of the hand, and first four fingers of the hand (thumb, pointer, middle fingers and part of the ring finger). The symptoms commonly bother people at night and involve movement. People also complain of the need to shake the arm or hand to alleviate the symptoms.

Q: Are the peripheral neuropathy treatments covered by insurance?
A: We accept most insurance plans. Typically, most health insurance companies will cover all or most of the cost of the treatments. Patients are responsible for copays, coinsurances and deductibles.

Q: Is the carpal tunnel treatment covered by insurance?
A: It depends on the insurance plan. The cost of the procedure is extremely reasonable, especially in comparison to alternative procedures. If for some reason your insurance does not cover all of the cost of the procedure, we can assist in arranging a payment plan that would be most practical for you.

Q: What are the side effects of neuropathy treatments?
A: The treatments are generally very well-tolerated. A huge benefit of this therapy is there are little to no side effects. Side effects can include slight discomfort or bruising at the injection site or skin allergy to adhesive from stimulation pads.

Q: Can I come off my medications?
A: Generally, many patients feel they can reduce their medication dosage or discontinue the medication(s) altogether. If you are getting relief from the treatments, we encourage you to visit with your PCP to discuss the possibility of a decrease in dose or stopping a medication.

Q: Do all neuropathies cause pain?
A: No. Many patients may only notice numbness, weakness, or problems with balance and not have any issues with pain.

Q: What about walking or balance problems?
A: Problems with coordination, weakness, and poor balance are very common with neuropathy. Neuropathy affects sensory and motor nerves and damage to these nerves leads to loss of sensation and difficulty with movement.