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Chris Goetz - Friday, February 27, 2015

The ReBuilder Offers Immediate Drug and Surgery Free Neuropathy Pain Relief

Goetz with CaptionDoctors and patients have been searching for new ways to manage neuropathy pain for years. The secret lies in rebuilding damaged nerve cells. That damage can be caused by a number of factors from having high blood sugar or lack of oxygen in the blood to severely pinched nerves or exposure to dangerous neurotoxins. One direct result of many of these conditions is the reduction of the nerve cells and expansion of the gaps between them. Signals passing through the nervous system suddenly encounter a gap they cannot cross. The resulting sensation is pain, tingling or numbness. Left untreated, these nerve gaps begin to confuse the brain, causing stronger pain and strange sensations like chills when it is warm.

Cholesterol reducing statin drugs can also cause neuropathy when they are overused. This is because the myelin sheaths surrounding some nerves are heavy in cholesterol. When the statin has done its job on the arteries it goes looking for more cholesterol to attack. Enough of this effect will eventually cause nerve damage.

Ultimately, neuropathy can be understood as an electrical problem. The minuscule electrical signals traveling from the brain and through the nervous system are interrupted. The ReBuilder is a device that uses a soothing, restorative electrical signal to fix these nerve problems. It immediately starts to work on eliminating uncomfortable neuropathy symptoms and pain while also gently restoring nerves to health.

The ReBuilder is so effective that patients experience immediate improvements of their symptoms. Pain is reduced while mobility is increased. The process is simple, comfortable and does not involve drugs or any invasive procedures. Furthermore, it takes only thirty minutes per session. The restorative signal that the ReBuilder transmits has several important benefits:

  • Re-educates the nerve paths
  • Re-polarizes the nerve membranes
  • Improves nerve impulse transmission
  • Promotes healing of superficial skin sores and ulcers

The ReBuilder measures the damage of peripheral nerves and then corrects that damage. It sends small electrical signals to the nerves and muscles which are duplicates of the normal nerve signals sent by the brain, only larger so that they activate damaged and inactive nerves. It does this by measuring your nerves every eight seconds and then computing and delivering the correct electrical signal of its own. As the nerves are restored and their condition improves, the ReBuilder continually adjusts its own signal. The results of the ReBuilder treatments are cumulative so it is therapeutic, not just temporary.

If you are ready to try an effective neuropathy pain treatment that has immediate results while not relying on drugs or surgery, the Rebuilder is for you. Call Advance Health Services today to schedule your consultation.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

Neuropathy Treatment

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Neuropathy Treatment

Chris Goetz - Friday, January 23, 2015

A Holistic Approach to Neuropathy Treatment

Goetz with CaptionMetabolism is the physiological process that breaks down the foods we eat into its simplest components - protein, carbohydrates and fats. These are the sources of energy the body uses for all of its functions. Sometimes there is a break down in this process. The body has trouble processing one type of food or another and experiences a shortage, or surplus, of one of food's building blocks. This is called a metabolic disorder, and there are many different types.

One of the most common metabolic disorders is diabetes which affects some 26 million people in the US. Type I diabetes involves a malfunction of the pancreas. It fails to produce sufficient insulin to aid in the metabolism of sugar. The blood sugar level becomes imbalanced and can cause all kinds of physiological problems. Some symptoms are mild and can be regulated with medicine and lifestyle changes. Other symptoms can be severe and even life threatening. A common symptom of diabetes is neuropathy, a condition affecting sensory nerves that often results in numbness or pain in the extremities. When combined with diabetes associated vascular impairment, the condition sometimes produces ulcers that can be a risk for infection.

Neuropathy treatments strive to increase nerve function and blood flow while also relieving pain and stopping ulcers from forming. At Advance Health Services, we specialize in the treatment of neuropathy and neuropathic pain. Our physicians and staff are highly knowledgeable about effective neuropathy treatments. One such treatment is The ReBuilder, a device designed specifically to treat neuropathic pain. The ReBuilder delivers a restorative signal to the legs and arms that is comfortable and soothing. This is done without the need for invasive surgery or medication. It works by imitating the natural nerve transmissions of the body to encourage inactive nerves to activate. Advance Health Services offers the ReBuilder and a variety of other treatments to reduce neuropathic pain and discomfort.

Functional Medicine Aims to Restore Balance

Functional Medicine strives to restore psychological, physiological and structural balance. It is a scientific approach to health care that promotes wellness and treats disease through assessment of the unique biochemical aspects of individual patients and by tailoring a treatment plan based on that uniqueness. Functional Medicine works on seven basic principles

  • Science-based medicine
  • Patient-centered care
  • Balance of internal and external factors
  • Biochemical individuality
  • Interconnections of physiological processes
  • Promotion of organ reserve
  • Health as a positive vitality

Following these principles, a physician employing the Functional Medicine approach focuses on the unique physiology, environmental and genetic influences of each individual patient. Assessment includes studying patient history, physical examination and testing. The physician then chooses interventions and treatments with the goal of addressing imbalances and restoring, or significantly improving, optimal physiological functions. Proper physiological function then leads naturally to better health. You can benefit from the Functional Medicine approach to neuropathy treatment at Advance Health Services. Call us today if you need help.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

Peripheral Neuropathy and Chiropractic

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Peripheral Neuropathy and Chiropractic

Chris Goetz - Friday, September 26, 2014

Peripheral Neuropathy is Caused By Insufficient Blood Flow to the Nerves

Goetz with CaptionPeripheral neuropathy presents itself as numbness in the far extremities, in particular the bottoms of the feet. It is not uncommon for a patient to first experience this numbness in the shower, where the water suddenly doesn't feel the same flowing over the feet. Some describe the sensation as feeling like having a pad on the bottom of the feet. But what begins as discomfort can quickly progress to something more serious. Burning pain in the feet and legs as well as difficulty walking could occur when neuropathy advances.

Ultimately, peripheral neuropathy is caused by a lack of micro-circulation to the tiny blood vessels in the extremities. This lack of blood flow effectively chokes off oxygen and nutrition to the nerves there. This process will cause nerve damage, prevent the nerves from healing and regenerating and could eventually lead to nerve death. There are two types of peripheral neuropathy. Circulatory peripheral neuropathy is brought on by problems in the circulatory system and is most often a symptom of diabetes. It is by far the most common and is often referred to as diabetic neuropathy. The second form is toxic neuropathy. This type is a common side effect of chemotherapy and can also be brought on by medications like Statins drugs.

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables that are rich in nutrients and antioxidants can go a long way in repairing damaged cells in the extremities. These foods nourish the nerves and can help destroy the cell damaging free radicals, which in turn lead to interference of the transmissions to the nerves. Decreasing inflammation can also be accomplished with the right foods.

Chiropractic has long been used as an effective treatment for neuropathy of the arms and legs. In fact, neuropathy is the second most common ailment treated by chiropractors, second only to pack pain. Chiropractors are trained in relieving strain and pressure on the nervous system through manual manipulation. Chiropractic adjustments allow for proper nerve function and increased blood flow throughout the body.

The ReBuilder Has Regenerative Effects

Doing so without drugs or invasive surgery, the ReBuilder sends a comfortable, restorative signal through your hands and arms or feet and legs to reduces pain, increase mobility and improve sleep. The Rebuilder is an effective device for use on patients with diabetic neuropathy because of the affect it has on nerves and nerve paths.

At Advance Health Services we promote the use of proper nutrition, chiropractic adjustments and the Rebuilder in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Call us today for a free consultation. You could finally be free of neuropathic numbness and pain.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.

What Causes Neuropathy?

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What Causes Neuropathy?

Chris Goetz - Friday, January 11, 2013

Three Causes of Neuropathy: Statin Drugs, Chemotherapy and Diabetes

Goetz with CaptionNeuropathy is a description for a group of nerve damage disorders. It does not describe nerve damage disorders that affect the brain and spinal cord, however, but rather disorders of the peripheral nerve systems. Neuropathy causes pain and numbness in the extremities such as hands and feet and may also limit sensory abilities in those extremities. Some patients also experience loss of motor movement.

Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol levels and for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. However, this $25 billion a year industry is not without controversy. There is a broad range of opinions of these drugs from medical professionals. Some medical research suggests that statin drug use is linked to headaches, drowsiness, constipation, diarrhoea, rashes, abdominal cramping and far more serious conditions including artery calcification, vitamin D deficiency, memory loss, muscle damage, liver damage, kidney failure, cataracts and increased risk of diabetes.  Yet Dr. Darrel Francis  of the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London, in a paper published in the American Journal of Cardiology, suggests that statin drugs be supplied free at fast food outlets to counteract the cholesterol in the food.

Regardless of which opinion you trust, a healthy diet and exercise plan as well as limited alcohol and nicotine consumption can help prevent high cholesterol so you won’t have to consider whether or not to use statin drugs in the first place.

Statin Drugs and Neuropathy

Most pertinently, the scientific journal Neurology has linked statin drug use to an increased risk of neuropathy. Some argue that the risk is still small and that it is rare for the condition to result from use of these drugs but a Danish study shows that used are fourteen times more likely to sustain nerve damage.

Chemotherapy has also been shown to cause neuropathy in about 30 to 40 percent of cases and often causes patients to stop radiation treatment early, though this is not always sufficient to relieve nerve damage. The symptoms are more intense immediately after a course of chemotherapy and lessen over time for up to five months although in some cases the damage is irreversible.

Diabetes is one of the most common causes for neuropathy. Thought incurable, diabetes is completely controllable through diet, exercise, frequent blood sugar testing and in many cases either oral medication or insulin injections. Neuropathy is one of the possible long term complications of diabetes and results from sustained poor blood sugar control. To avoid neuropathy diabetics should work closely with their medical practitioners and have their feet checked annually by a podiatrist in order to catch symptoms early.

If you’re looking for doctors that have decades of experience and a genuine desire to provide an excellent service and neuropathy treatment, partner with Advance Health Services. We’re here to help you with any neuropathy symptoms you may experience. Contact us today.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.