Peripheral neuropathy therapy
WHAT IS PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY:
Peripheral neuropathy means that the nerves outside of the brain or spinal cord are being damaged. Toxins, nutrient deficiencies, chemical imbalances, even medications can play a role. There are many causes for this to happen and we take a very comprehensive approach to address this painful condition.
WHY WE CARE:
Dr. Welch had neuropathy herself! In 2017 there was no one else helping with neuropathy, aside from pushing pain meds. She started successfully helping others once she figured out how to help herself. She certified in Neuropathy from the American Board of Physical Medicine in 2018 and was the first in Iowa to work specifically with this often misunderstood condition.
WHAT MAKES OUR SYSTEM SUCCESSFUL:
We have a UNIQUE and COMPREHENSIVE system that has helped many neuropathy sufferers be empowered to recover their function.
1 - We assess the damage with a sensory exam that gives a baseline for current nerve health. Unfortunately, many neuropathy patients are prescribed medications without an assessment of damage. We don't use medications in our approach and we definitely need to see what nerves are being damaged. If you are too far gone, we might not be able to help you.
2 - Knowing there are many causes, we may recommend specific TESTING to determine if specific nutrients are needed to repair the damage. We may recommend blood, saliva, urine, even hair testing to get answers to your individual case.
3 - All cells in the body need proper FUEL to help heal. We address deficiencies and toxins discovered and use nutritional support to fuel the body and provide building blocks for repair.
4 - Like a weak muscle needs exercise to strengthen, damaged nerves need STIMULATION to rebuild, so a Nerve Activation program is developed for you based on your exam findings. We combine state-of-the-art technologies that are not used in other local clinics to powerfully help neuropathy pain.
Patients are typically seen in-office between 8-24 visits to work to restore proper nerve function. Home treatment devices are often prescribed to continue the work beyond the office visits and enhance their results.
Many of those that follow our program have seen significant improvements in:
After suffering from peripheral neuropathy for several months in her right (dominant) arm, Dr. Welch became relentless in looking for a solution.
She KNEW she didn't have a medication deficiency, so meds were not the answer for her. She sought help of several providers, but no one could help.
Because of her neuropathy, she was losing sleep due to the pain, could hardly move her arm to write or type, and found it harder and harder to care for her family and for her patients. She was desperate and becoming depressed with each failing option.
But, she persevered, knowing the body can heal itself if given the right help...
Thankfully she found a way to get better and now she is passionate about helping others with this condition.