What is Neuropathy?
Peripheral Neuropathy is a nerve disorder known to affect millions of people throughout the U.S. . It is a complication found in several different medical conditions including Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Post Chemo-Radiation therapies and Metabolic disorders being some of the most common.
Underlying the above disease processes is the problem of impaired circulation to peripheral blood vessels, particularly the smaller ones (capillaries). Without sufficient blood flow to nerve tissues, oxygen and nutrients cannot get into the tissues and the waste products of metabolism cannot get out. When functioning normally, nerve tissues receive nutrient rich, highly-oxygenated blood carried to them by capillaries, however they are easily clogged by this debilitating process. The peripheral nervous system eventually becomes distressed and damaged due to starvation and toxicity. In advanced cases of diabetic neuropathy, blood glucose can also damage the walls of these tiny blood vessels supplying nerves, especially those in the legs and feet.
Symptoms of Neuropathy
- Numbness, altered sensation
- Tingling or burning Shooting pain
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of balance, coordination
- Difficulty walking
What is MicroVas?
MicroVas is a FDA-cleared, non-invasive vascular treatment system that delivers electromagnetic energy to targeted areas of the body.
Micro-current has a potent effect on the microcirculation, which results in dramatic responses to treatment. Underlying the above disease processes is the problem of impaired circulation in the capillary beds. Without blood flow to the tissues, oxygen and nutrients cannot get into the tissues and the waste products of metabolism cannot get out. This puts a severe stress on the tissues causing them to go into a survival mode. The cells use what limited resources they have to stay alive and higher functions, including healing and repair, as well as tissue mediated immunity, become essentially shut down.
In most patients with severe disease, measured tissue oxygen levels have been found to be less than 15% of normal.
Diabetics with impaired basement membrane function, Reynaud’s phenomena, Claudication states and other similar conditions all may have similar features due to this underlying process.
Micro-current has been optimized to promote healing by causing muscle fasciculation and contraction relaxation cycles that effectively pump blood through the microcirculation, draining the venous beds and raising the tissue oxygen levels. This, in turn, supplies the oxygen and substrates necessary to greatly accelerate the healing process. Pressure gradients are actually increased across the capillary beds with micro-current, in contrast to most of the other best technologies on the market today that only dilate the capillary beds.
Micro-current demonstrated marked increases in tissue oxygen levels within minutes of initiating treatment. Tissue oxygen levels with successive treatments continue to improve.
Microvas and Neuropathy
Most excitedly, the Micro-current team can report amazing success in reversing neuropathy in the feet of diabetics being treated. In follow up on this condition thus far, improvement has persisted out to 4 years. To our knowledge, there is no known current technology or treatment modality that can reverse diabetic neuropathy other than Micro-current. This appears to be a therapeutic benefit that is unique to Micro-current thus far. It is not known yet how this is occurring. It may be due to improvement in the circulation that nourishes the nerves or an unknown direct action on the nerves.