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Are Gabetenin, Neurontin and Lyrica ACUTALLY for Neuropathy?

Are you taking Anti-Depressants or Anti-Seizure Mediations for your Neuropathy?  For the overwhelming majority of patients suffering from neuropathy the answer is a resounding yes.  The standard of care for neuropathy treatment consists of Anti-Seizure Medications, Gabapentin and Neurontin, and Anti-Depressants such as Lyrica.  These medications can provide relief to patients, but when the temporary relief wears you wound up increasing your prescription.  Once these medications have reached their maximum dosing patient are often left with the belief that “You will have to live with it.”  But that may not be entirely true…

“You may not have to live with Neuropathy…”

Patients at South Florida Physical Medicine are reducing neuropathy pain and increasing normal feeling in their feet and hands daily.  Now every patient is different and that’s what makes our approach effective.

You see Gabapentin, Neurontin and Lyrica target the brain and help to “block” the feeling of pain.  One patient said “It’s like taking pain killers for a broken arm.  Yes the pain may be less, but it’s only temporary and didn’t address the problem.”

Ask yourself: Does this sound like a band-aid approach?

If your answer is yes than you are already making great strides to the first step toward improving your neuropathy, understanding it.  By know you can probably assume that the reason that this disease can worsen is due to the fact many patients are not addressing the underlying cause of the disease.  Blocking the brain from feeling pain by using medications can slow down the pain and discomfort felt, but it can also give you a false feeling that things are “under control” or “O.K.”  Many patients have told us that they thought everything was ok and their neuropathy “wasn’t too big of a deal” and the disease worsened fairly rapidly “out of nowhere.”

Without addressing the cause of the disease and only medicating the symptoms neuropathy often leads to lack of feeling in the feet/hands, weakness, and poor balance requiring a cane or wheelchairs.  We often see patients at the end stage of neuropathy that can’t drive, require a nurses or care takers assistance.  Some have even had prior amputations and would do anything to prevent this from happening again.  Our primary goal for all of our patients is to slow down, stop, and/or improve their symptoms.  All of this is done help get you back to doing what you love like golf, tennis, going for walks, vacation, or even just doing the dishes without pain.

What if you had 2 more hours of NO PAIN each day?

Two hours represent just a 10% improvement.  There are patients in our office that have seen 50 and 60% improvement in their neuropathy.  In fact patients in West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Boynton Beach and more are finding out that there may be a new effective way of improving the symptoms of neuropathy.

How much more exercise, traveling, walking and living would you do if you felt better?  What would you be able to get done during the day if your neuropathy was just 10% better?  What if it was 50% better, would this improve your quality of life?  Patients describe that they are having less pain, can wear high heels and dress shoes again, bend their toes, and some are walking without a cane or their assistant.  An amazing story comes to mind of a patient that was able to run for a flight that he was late for.  He missed the flight but he gained a new appreciation for what was possible.  Before treating with our doctors he was told that there was nothing that could be done for his neuropathy.  Take the time to take care of yourself, before it’s too late.  Place that phone call today, 561-422-1819 and start your journey to feeling better.

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