80 million individuals have prediabetes and 30 million have diabetes. Neuropathy is the most common complication of both disorders, carries a high morbidity. Nearly 54,000 diabetics have amputations each year. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most common type of PN; 70% of diabetics have DPN.



europathy is a severe and common disease affecting the nervous system.  It cripples millions of Americans and grows at a staggering rate each year. Commonly associated with diabetes, a majority of doctors immediately direct the patient to consume drugs aimed at assisting the pancreas as they believe that is the best answer for neuropathy.

Medications are not designed to cure the diseased pancreas or the underlying problem.  They are not designed to stop the disease process that kills off neurons leading to neuropathy.  Side effects of taking these drugs can lead to worsened liver and kidney toxicity, and potentially even failure.  Worse, common side effects cause weakness, muscular spasms/cramps/pain and may even be associated with nerve damage.  Peripheral neuropathy is a condition of the nervous system affecting approximately 21 million Americans.

Neuropathy has a variety of causes which makes it a complex condition and remarkably difficult to treat if you miss major components.  Neuropathy can be caused by diabetes, spinal issues, poor nutrition, alcoholism, a reaction to cancer targeting drugs like chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases like Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus.  To add to the complexity, neuropathy can occur anywhere in the nervous symptom, making it challenging to pinpoint.  Patients may experience similar symptoms or completely different symptoms based on their specific state of health.

Neuropathy symptoms range from the feeling of ants crawling on the skin to tingling feet, tingling arms, numbness, severe pain, and burning.  When it comes to determining how to treat your neuropathy we take a “bottoms up” approach.  We start with the foundation of all health and healing in your body: your spinal column and the nerve structures that exit it.  Neuropathy is serious and takes a wholistic approach, especially to see results quickly.  If you’re not committed to changing your life you simply won’t be successful.  Determining the extent of damage takes time and so does healing.  If you’re suffering from these symptoms or other symptoms of the nerves and are ready to commit to making major changes in your life, our clinic at Advanced Spinal Institute provides a complex holistic approach to get you results.