Advanced Pain Solutions Neuropathy Specialist

Many people who suffer from neuropathy have been made to feel hopeless. They have been told that there is little that can be done to correct the problem, and are sent home feeling overwhelmed and in agony when the pain medications often prescribed such as opioids, gabapentin, or anti-depressants don’t help the pain or fix the underlying cause of the nerve damage.

If you are experiencing neuropathy pain, our doctors at Advanced Pain Solutions in Redmond, Oregon are here to help. We offer conservative, non-surgical, and medication free treatments to help reduce your pain and help your body function at its optimal level.


Are you a candidate for our neuropathy relief protocol?

What Is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is essentially nerve degeneration or nerve damage, and often results in pain, weakness, or numbness. While neuropathy can occur anywhere in your body, peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve damage outside of the spinal cord and brain.
In the United States, over 20 million people suffer from neuropathy. Furthermore, this number may be an underrepresentation as misdiagnoses do occur because of the complexity of symptoms for this condition.

Neuropathy symptoms will vary depending on the affected nerves. Additionally, there are many possible causes of the condition. If left untreated, nerve damage is likely to increase and may cause severe disability and poor quality of life.


What Causes Neuropathy?

It is important to consider what may be causing your neuropathy. By treating the underlying condition causing the nerve pain and damage, many people will experience pain reduction or relief. At Advanced Pain Solutions, our neuropathy protocol is designed to provide relief to your pain and discomfort.

While there are over 100 different possible causes of neuropathy, some of the more common causes are listed below:

  • Diabetes – according to the Mayo Clinic, this is the most common cause of neuropathy and over half of all diabetics will develop this condition.
  • Poor metabolic health – having blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol that is not at normal levels.
  • Autoimmune disease – lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy are just a few diseases that can result in neuropathy.
  • Chemotherapy
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Medications
  • Infections –lyme disease, shingles, and hepatitis B and C are some types of infections that can lead to neuropathy
  • Nerve impingement
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Vitamin deficiencies

What Are The Symptoms Of Neuropathy?

Your symptoms may vary depending on the type of nerve(s) that are affected. Sensory nerves, motor nerves, and autonomic nerves all play different roles in the body and the affect of nerve damage to any one type of nerve will result in a different response:

Sensory Nerves: these types of nerves allow your body to feel sensations such as vibration, pain, light touch, and temperature changes. Neuropathy in these nerves would generally lead to symptoms of numbness, pain, burning, and tingling.

Motor Nerves: motor nerves are involved in muscles movement and control. Neuropathy involving motor nerves would generally cause muscle weakness, motor control issues, and/or poor balance and coordination.

Autonomic Nerves: These nerves control the function of things such as your digestion, bladder function, bowel function, blood pressure, and heart rate. Neuropathy of the autonomic nerves may cause bladder and bowel problems, digestive issues, and/or drops in blood pressure causing dizziness or light headedness. Autonomic nerve damage could also result in heat intolerance and/or abnormal perspiration.

Despite the variety of symptoms that can come with neuropathy, the most commonly experienced symptoms start in the hands and feet and progress up the legs and arms as the condition worsens. Most often, people experience muscle weakness, numbness, tingling and/or stabbing and burning pain.

Another phenomenon of neuropathy is extreme sensitivity to touch and pain from activities that shouldn’t cause pain, such as wearing socks or putting weight on your feet.

Peripheral neuropathy can affect one nerve (mononeuropathy) or many nerves (polyneuropathy). Most people who suffer from this condition have polyneuropathy.

How Is Neuropathy Treated?

Our neuropathy treatment protocol is designed to promote nerve damage healing and reversal of your neuropathy symptoms. Our protocol does this through the following methods:

  • Increasing blood supply to the affected nerves to promote natural healing
  • Re-educating your nerves to function properly
  • Increasing blood flow to your feet or hands (or any other affected area)
  • Improving your balance and mobility

At Advanced Pain Solutions, our mission is to help those in Redmond, Bend, Sisters, Prineville, and surrounding areas to experience neuropathy relief without just masking the symptoms with addictive and harmful medications. Our goal is to help heal your nerves so your body can function at its optimal level.

In our Redmond Oregon physical medicine office, our doctors will complete a comprehensive exam and diagnosis in order to create an individualized treatment plan designed to relieve your neuropathy symptoms.

Treatment methods may include:

Are you a candidate for our neuropathy relief protocol?