Human Chorionic Gonadotropin for Neuropathy Treatment

Researchers once believed that Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) was only produced in the placenta of pregnant women. In fact, home-pregnancy tests are still based on the evidence of HCG in female urine. HCG is a hormone that researchers now know is produced in both males and females. More importantly, HCG can stimulate the production of…

Top 10 Peripheral Neuropathy Risk Factors

Peripheral neuropathy is a symptom that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system.  Peripheral nerves transmit information to the spinal cord and the brain from other areas of the body. If these nerves become damaged, information is manipulated and distorted, causing confusion in the brain. Subsequent symptoms include burning pain, tingling…

Natural Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy

As one of the most common complications of diabetes, neuropathy causes damage and pain to nerves in the hands and feet. The general assumption is that controlling your blood glucose levels will prevent nerve damage and pain. However, this is not necessarily true. At US Neuropathy Centers, our providers are determined to combat patients’ nerve…

Diabetic Charcot Foot Syndrome

People who are diagnosed with diabetes have an increased risk of foot complications, especially pain, loss of sensation, and progressive diseases that arise from these, such as ulcers. If proper foot care is not applied throughout the treatment of diabetes and subsequent diabetic neuropathy, the risks escalate and can even include amputation. US Neuropathy Centers…

Diagnosing Small Fiber Neuropathy

Nearly 40 million Americans suffer from damage to nerve fibers, making peripheral neuropathy a rapidly expanding public health problem. Small fiber neuropathy and specific damage to myelinated or unmyelinated nerve fibers can develop as a result from a variety of diseases including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, thyroid dysfunction, and celiac disease. It is important to understand…

Cancer and Peripheral Neuropathy: Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

The diagnosis of cancer is often a terrifying one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer stricken individuals can undergo various treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. In some cases, chemotherapy drugs can promote the development of peripheral neuropathy, damaging the nerves of…