The most common treatment method doctors recommend for neuropathy is prescription drugs. Many of our patients have complained about not finding relief from their condition with the endless use of prescription drugs. However, at Straight To Health Center we believe that treating the underlying cause of neuropathy will produce lasting results instead of merely masking the symptoms with medication.
Straight To Health Center is proud to offer an advanced therapy program called Neuropathy. Our Neuropathy Program helps to reduce or eliminate neuropathic pain and symptoms— So, you can enjoy life again.
Peripheral neuropathy is the result of sustained nerve damage. But there is hope, as long as the nerves have not sustained more than 85% damage.
Diabetic Neuropathy is a group of nerve disorders that are directly caused by diabetes. Although symptoms will vary between patients, the most common symptoms are; sharp pain and numbness in feet, legs, hands, and arms, dizziness and weakness from a drop in blood pressure, and the loss of balance and coordination.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is a combination of symptoms affecting limbs, including burning or stabbing pain, tenderness, and swelling; discolored, shiny, or thin-looking skin with increased sensitivity to the area; and abnormal sweating patterns, increased nail and hair growth patterns, stiff joints, and coordination issues.
Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy is a peripheral neuropathy caused by the drugs and chemotherapy used to treat cancer damaging peripheral nerves. The symptoms of this condition depend on what peripheral nerves have damage. Typical symptoms include; tingling, numbness, vertigo, limited extremity usage, muscle weakness, sensitivity to cold and heat, blood pressure changes, and irregular urination patterns.
Post-surgical neuropathic pain is nerve pain that develops from inflammation of the nerves caused by trauma during surgery. Symptoms may include; tingling or numbness, pins and needles sensations, weakness, and sharp or unsettling pain in the area where surgery occurred. If left untreated, the nerve pain may extend to other parts of the body and cause additional pain.
Brachial Plexus Neuropathy happens when there is an injury near the network of nerves that extend from the spine to the shoulders, arms, and hands. Symptoms can include; pain, lack of movement, and decreased sensation in the shoulders and arms. In most cases, symptoms are only present on the side of the body that sustained the injury.
Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a condition that arises from complications of the shingles virus damaging the nervous system. The shingles virus itself will show up as blistering or rashes that emit a burning feeling. PHN symptoms can include; sharp, burning, throbbing, or stabbing pain, very itchy skin, sensitivity to temperature, or even numbness.
Our program involves at-home and in-office therapies that have proven been effective for relieving neuropathic symptoms and conditions.
Hako-Med Horizontal Therapy combines all known forms of electromedical therapy into one breakthrough therapy. Horizontal therapy has been clinically proven to relieve pain and stimulate tissue repair effectively. This therapy boosts communication between cells in bone, muscle, ligament, or nerve tissue through electrical currents and chemical messengers. It is the only patented therapy that simultaneously uses both biochemical and bioelectric effects within the same tissue.
Electrical Stimulation Therapy sends electrical signals to nerves to compensate for nerve malfunctions, relieve nerve pain, stimulate the cellular healing process, and rebuild damaged nerves. The patented waveform uses adapts to each patient's particular needs and has shown to be 94% effective for patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy.
Devices that utilize PEMF technology emit electromagnetic waves at different frequencies to stimulate and encourage your body’s natural recovery process. The idea is that pulses at low frequencies can pass through the skin and penetrate deep into the muscle, bones, tendons, and even organs. This process activates the cell’s energy and promotes natural repair mechanisms. Depending on the extent of the issue, PEMFs can address a slight imbalance quickly and can provide more substantial change over time.
Class IV Laser Therapy involves using a handheld wand, usually the size of a flashlight, that outputs specific wavelengths of light to accelerate cell generation. The visible red light releases frequencies to the focus area. These frequencies can promote healing by increasing the cells' energy levels and improving communication between tissue cells. Class IV Laser Therapy can be used as a stand-alone therapy or injunction with other therapies for optimal results.
This FDA-approved technology relieves pain by expanding the space between the discs. During the procedure, patients don’t experience any discomfort and will feel their spine gently stretching. This movement causes a vacuum effect within the disc, drawing back displaced disc material to help relieve pressure on nerves and replenish the spine with essential nutrients, fluids, and oxygen to help heal the damaged disc.
Our Nutritional Therapy incorporates healthy eating guidelines, meal planning, an approved foods list, food journaling, and a nitric oxide boosting kit to support anti-inflammation, regulate blood sugar levels, and increase blood circulation. These components work together to improve the chronic diseases causing a patient peripheral neuropathy.
We have helped many patients improve their neuropathy and chronic conditions, see what patients are saying about us!
I am so glad that I found this clinic! I have struggled with neuropathy pain for several months with little help until going to this clinic. They are always timely, welcoming and the therapy has truly made a huge difference with the tingling and numbness I was experiencing. Dr. Zappile was very impressive and SO knowledgeable about my health issues that I knew immediately I was in good hands. Thank you to the Straight To Health "Family".
They’ve got the best equipment to help relieve your pain and get you back to living your life. Most importantly, Dr Zappile and her staff are kind and compassionate. They treat you like you’re a family member and want the best outcome for you. They’re the best!!
Awesome place ,positive enviroment and Dr zappille is a wonderful doctor, she cares about helping people in anyway possible to get them better. I definitely recommend going to them.
I couldn't be happier with the way I was treated in this office. The front desk, therapist, and doctor were great. I feel brand new.
Dr. Zappille is amazing and an inspiration to me. I am a patient of hers. Being treated for Diabetic Neuropathy. Treated by using Laser Therapy. This treatment has given me significant nerve pain relief. I would recommend going and doing this treatment.
Dr. Zappile, she is very knowledgeable and caring. If you are looking for a solution to pain or other problems then look no further. Fort Myers is lucky to have such great doctors that truly care about their patient's and their community. I know next time I am in the Fort Myers area then I will be stopping in for a visit.
*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
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