Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is a crippling disorder that effects nearly 20 million Americans today. Did you know that there are over 130 risk factors that cause neuropathy. Dr. Ballerini does a thorough exam to locate the source of this often misdiagnosed and misunderstood condition. The key to your recovery lies in understanding the risk factors which is underlying the cause of your nerve degeneration.

“Discover the Little Known TRUTH About The Numbness and Tingling, Burning and Sharp Pain, Itching and Cramping In Your Feet, Calves, Legs and Toes.”

Here you will learn:

  • How to get the information so you know if you have Peripheral Neuropathy or not!
  • Why taking pills, using cortisone shots or having surgery is often worse!
  • The biggest mistakes people with pain, soreness, cramping and numbness in their legs and feet make…and how to avoid them!
  • How certain treatment can actually make your condition worse! And Much More!

If you are sick and tired of hearing “There’s nothing you can do, you’re just going to have to learn to live with it.” Please keep reading to find out the hidden truth, that you won’t find anywhere else!

You may be suffering from persistent burning, bothersome numbness or cramping, sharp and shooting pain or tingling in your hips, legs, calves, toes or feet- or your feet are sensitive to touch such as bed sheets touching them, or maybe you’ve been told you have Peripheral Neuropathy.

Do you ask yourself any or all of these questions?

  • Why do I have burning pain in my legs, feet, or toes?
  • What causes the tingling or numbness in my legs and feet?
  • Why are my legs so weak?  How bad can this condition get?
  • Will I eventually lose some, or all of the use of my legs?
  • Am I at risk for infection or amputation even if I’m not a diabetic?

Nothing is worse than feeling good mentally, basking in the enjoyment of your “Golden Years,” you have worked so hard for… only to have your natural enjoyment and enthusiasm for life squashed, by an annoying condition and chronic debilitating pain, that won’t go away.

Isn’t it sad to feel so alive and full of vigor, and not be able to fully participate in life, because the pain and numbness you experience is so pervasive, so intruding, and so unfair? Don’t you sometimes feel downright angry that these symptoms have appeared and won’t go away?

If you do, it’s only normal. After all, who wants to be burdened with carrying a load of pain, and live life through an all-encompassing fog of discomfort? Pain or numbness that’s always there, always reminding you of its presence. Always rearing its ugly head, no matter how hard you try to ignore it.

Then there’s life. Just sitting in your recliner, going to the store, walking around the block, playing golf with your friends, or even just trying to get so much needed sleep and rest at night. Anything you do is accompanied by the pain, the tingling, and the numbness.

Plus you probably know, that the odds are high that your ailments, (which could be anything from foot pain, soreness, burning, mild tingling or numbness)…may have been aggravated by another condition!

If you’ve got Neuropathy from Diabetes, you’re not alone. In fact, the American Diabetic society says, that over 4 million Americans have diabetes and it is estimated that between 40- 50 percent of these people, will experience some form of nerve damage from their diabetes. If you are suffering from any symptoms we mentioned a minute ago, you may be an unknown victim of diabetes yourself. One distinct possibility is Peripheral Neuropathy (PN), which is a major cause of morbidity in patients with diabetes


Here’s what makes Peripheral Neuropathy so dangerous!

PN is bad because it sneaks up on you. It’s like the angry spouse in the detective stories, who slowly poisons the other spouse with arsenic. Unlike other diseases, PN is a condition that slowly eats away at you; it doesn’t happen in an instant, like breaking a leg or getting a bruise from getting hit with something. No, it is just like poison (especially with diabetes), doing its damage to nerves slowly. So slowly at first, that when it’s already done some damage, you won’t even notice it.

As time progresses, you’ll begin to experience some frequent and repeating symptoms. While everyone is slightly different, generally, you’ll feel occasional, mild tingling or numbness in your legs, feet, and toes. As it gets worse, many people feel an awful, painful sensation in their legs and feet all the time, as though they are wearing a stocking on their feet when they are not, all day and night.

What about your future?

Unfortunately, we have seen so many people end up in a wheelchair and lose their independence. We’ve seen many people whose entire life and lifestyle have been literally destroyed by chronic PN. They can’t walk or drive a car.

So what do you do? What choices do you have? If you are experiencing some level of discomfort or disability. We know that you may have already tried getting some relief by going to your family doctor, for example.

If you’re like most people, the outcome of your visit to the M.D., has resulted in recommendations for taking Motrin, seizure medications (Neurontin, Gabapentin), cortisone injections and in some cases, even surgery. If you’ve taken the seizure medication and you’ve known the side effects, you’ve probably been knocked out from the drowsiness they cause… still, only giving you a brief relief from the pain or none at all. Only to have it return as soon as the tranquilizing, nerve-deadening effect wears off. What good is that?

Or maybe, you’ve been advised to have surgery. To have a surgeon open you up and repair the damage to your nerves or tendons or whatever they think is wrong. You know that you don’t want this option. What if they’re wrong? What if they put you under the knife and the problem doesn’t go away? What if it gets worse? It happens with surgery all the time.

Surgery is a rough way to go. Sure, they’ve got arthroscopic methods that aren’t as invasive as the scalpel. But, you still need to take the small, but potential risk of going under anesthesia, and have them go inside your body and cut, slice and paste, or whatever they feel they have to do. This is not necessarily the best option.

So what else is available besides drugs or surgery? If they have too many side effects, are too ineffective, and are at best, only temporary masks of the symptoms that don’t fix what’s wrong…what other choices do you have available to you?


You must hear the truth about Peripheral Neuropathy as it pertains to you!

Often times, the doctor you see for PN, spend their day dealing with infections, flu, fractures, and so on. They almost always recommend prescription drugs. Their training is based on the premise that we should wait until something goes wrong with our health and treat the problem with symptom-masking drugs or old fashioned methods like surgery; Intervention, not restoration.

If your symptoms get better from taking medication, they’re happy. For some diseases, like a bacterial lung infection for example, medication is necessary. It gets rid of the symptoms and the cause of the problem.

Unfortunately, for many other disorders, like PN, the medication simply covers up the pain, numbness or discomfort. Sure, you feel better, temporarily, but you will probably experience the symptoms as soon as the medication wears off. This is not solving anything.

I guess it doesn’t matter that Pfizer, the maker of Neurontin, was fined $430 million in 2004, and also $142.5 million in 2010 for recommending that Neurontin be used “off label” to treat neurogenic pain, as it’s approved use by FDA, is only as a seizure medication.

They’d rather see you exist in a fog of pain, because THEY can’t help you. As hard as this is to imagine, many doctors feel that if THEIR practice of medication cannot eliminate a condition… then you just have to learn to live with it.

It really is disgusting, but the traditional wing of the health care profession is not too anxious to give up the ownership of the health care industry they used to have. Profits before your health. Sad, but very true.

But that’s the old days, the past. Now, you have options for treatment.

In fact, for the first time ever, more out of pocket money is being spent on “alternative” health care, than traditional medical doctors! People are sick (no pun intended) of being told that they have to go on with their disorders overtaking their lives.

People are finding out that what used to be called “alternative” health care, may actually be more advanced, more scientifically correct, than so-called traditional methods.

It’s funny how health care techniques and disciplines that used to be considered “alternative,” are now considered mainstream, useful treatments. The truly advanced methods of health care first uncover the real CAUSE of the condition… and then set out to deal with the CAUSE of the disorder.

Alternative care isn’t for everyone. Some patients are happy with the standard pharmaceutical approach to treating neuropathy. If you are still reading, you must not be satisfied with just treating your symptoms and waiting for your neuropathy to get worse.

The 4 Critical Mistakes People Make When Choosing an Alternative Treatment For Neuropathy:

Avoiding these 4 mistakes will empower you and give you the tools necessary to evaluate and choose the best treatment for your neuropathy

Mistake #1 Patients don’t select a treatment protocol that will increase the blood flow to the micro blood vessels (capillaries) in your feet and legs.

One of the causes of neuropathy and the reason it gets worse, is because the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) in the feet and legs get damaged. These blood vessels wrap around the nerves and are the nerve’s life source. The blood flow brings oxygen and nutrients to the nerve. If you cut the blood flow off to any part of the body, that part begins to die. This is the main cause for neuropathy and the main reason it gets worse with time

Healthy nerves vs. pinched nerves in need of peripheral neuropathy treatment, one of our services at Ballerini Chiropractic.

If you want any chance of getting a good result of reducing or ending your pain or numbness, you must select a treatment protocol that will increase the blood flow to your legs and feet.

*** Don’t make the mistake of going to a practitioner who uses a hand held laser to treat neuropathy. Hand held lasers are designed for deep treatment of joints and muscles. Hand held lasers do a great job for treating parts of the body where pain is focused, like a shoulder or elbow. But with peripheral neuropathy, the problem is over a large area of the foot, hands or legs. It’s difficult to deliver an even dosage of light therapy to an entire foot or leg with a hand held laser. Also, it is easy to aggravate neuropathy if you are not precise with dosage and power of the light source.

One of our core treatments is ProNeuroLight therapy. This is a LED therapy. It is FDA cleared to increase circulation. There are over 2,000 references on light therapy. I think it’s interesting to mention that NASA has done extensive research on this treatment technology. You can take a look at NASA’s research on LED therapy by going to

The way ProNeurolight LED therapy works is, it uses a wave length of light that dilates the damaged blood vessels which causes more blood to get to the nerves. What this means to you is now, your nerves have a fighting chance, because they will get more nutrition and oxygen from the increased blood flow. Also, it causes angiogenesis (new blood vessels). This means the ProNeurolight stimulates your body to grow more blood vessels. This increases the blood flow to your nerves, even when you’re not getting treatment.

The ProNeurolight is specifically designed to painlessly treat peripheral neuropathy. It attaches to the foot and leg and is programmed to deliver a specific amount of energy, at a specific wave length for neuropathy.

Mistake #2 Your Treatment Doesn’t Stimulate Damaged Nerves

When the sensory nerves in your feet or legs are damaged, they atrophy (shrink). This is similar to what happens to your muscles after you get a cast removed from your leg or arm. Your muscles atrophy, they get smaller.

We use a specific computerized treatment device from Germany. It delivers a patented frequency technology to your damaged nerves. This technology starts to exercise your nerves (neuromuscular reeducation). This is critical when you’re trying to rehabilitate damaged nerves. You have to get your nerves working again electrically.

Mistake #3 Your Doctor isn’t trained on neuropathy nutritional protocols. **Warning: the foods you are eating could be making your neuropathy worse and spread like a Wild Fire! Your doctor must provide a comprehensive nutritional and supplement program with you. Without it, you may not get any results or minimal, at best.

Your doctor has to have the specialized knowledge to be able to identify the foods you may be eating that can contribute to your neuropathy and making it worse. Some foods promote inflammation of the nerves and decrease peripheral circulation at the same time. Some foods can cause an autoimmune reaction with neuropathy suffers.

There are specialized nutritional supplements that help reduce inflammation and increase peripheral circulation. These supplements are only available through doctors. These are critical to getting optimal results with a Comprehensive neuropathy treatment program.

Mistake #4 you must choose a Doctor that has a practice dedicated to treating patients who suffer with neuropathy.

You don’t want to hire a doctor who just dabbles in neuropathy part time. You need a doctor who is dedicated and passionate about helping people with neuropathy. A doctor who is always looking for ways to improve his treatment outcomes. A doctor who is keeping his eyes wide open for the latest innovations to help his or her patients.

We have 3 offices dedicated to helping patients with peripheral neuropathy. We have a huge amount of experience in addressing the misery of pain and numbness that comes with neuropathy.

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