People generally describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning as well as a loss of sensation compared to a feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.
From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....
Most Options for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Include Prescription Medication, However Effective Drug-Free Options Are Available
Many neuropathy patients take the traditional medical route of attempting to treat the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy with powerful drugs. The irony is many medications that are prescribed for the treatment of other health challenges can bring about peripheral neuropathy by causing nerve damage.
Since medications don't help with the underlying causative factor(s) for neuropathy nerve damage, one of the most dreaded and dangerous side effects of peripheral neuropathy often occurs. What is this most dangerous neuropathy symptom? In my opinion it is the loss of balance due to subtle or significant loss of sensation in the feet. The loss of balance can lead to falls and even death!Read More
Don’t you find it strange that a class of drugs that has questionable science and offers poor stated outcomes (prevention of heart disease in patient with just “high” cholesterol) would still be prescribed in such an amount that over a quarter of the US population over 45 is taking it? What drug class am I referring to? Statin drugs, the pharmaceutical industry’s leading money-maker, largely due to relentless advertising. The aim of statin drugs is to lower cholesterol by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver (which produces about 70 percent of total cholesterol in the body).
A recent study found the statin advertising might be driving high cholesterol over diagnosis and over-treatment. If you think about it, the incidence of heart disease is not decreasing despite a large portion of the US population taking statins. A study from Sweden shows a similar lack of effectiveness.  What does that tell you about wisdom of continuing advocate the promotion of statin drug usage?
Unfortunately, due in part to the popularity of statin drugs, my office is seeing large number of people calling in to find help for peripheral neuropathy. ,  One of the so-called side effects of statin drugs is the development of nerve and muscle damage. Read More
An article published in 2011 in the prestigious Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Journal points out an important, yet often overlooked, aspect of peripheral neuropathy.
"The tennis elbow pain I felt when you pushed on my forearm is gone! How does that work"? "The sharp stabbing pain that made me pause talking between each word is so much better two hours after the laser treatment". "Dr. J, I am not shuffling any longer, the plantar fascitis pain in my foot is virtrually gone after the laser treatment"! These words were music to my ears as patients experienced the benefits of the Multi-Wave Locked System on its first day of use.
Mercury toxicity is the great mimicker of a host of health challenges.
Here is a sample of what one should know about mercury toxicity.
1: Mercury is known to denervate nerve fibers, similar to the pathology of multiple sclerosis. In other words it makes it so the nerves do not work.
3: Mercury can inhibit the action (binding) of happy hormones, like serotonin, at the synapse (nerve to nerve connection) leading to depression.
4: Mercury can cause hearing loss.