What is Neuropathy?

A general disease or malfunction of the nerves is what’s known as neuropathy. Keep in mind that nerves at any location in the body can be damaged by disease or injury. There are several types of neuropathy, including peripheral, cranial, autonomic, and focal. What exactly causes neuropathy? Here are some of the more common ones:

  • Diabetes – It’s the most commonly associated condition with neuropathy. As a person with diabetes gets older, their chance of developing diabetic neuropathy increases.
  • Vitamin deficiencies – Lack of vitamins B12, folate, and other B vitamins can cause nerve damage.
  • Genetic disorders – Certain inherited disorders can negatively impact the nerves, leading to neuropathy down the road.
  • Trauma/injury – Often times, prolonged pressure on a nerve is indicative of neuropathy. It’s also important to know that decreased blood flow to the nerves can lead to long-term damage.
  • Tumors – Malignant or benign tumors of the nerve may damage the nerve directly. This can result from tumors invading the nerve or causing pressure on it.     

Neuropathy Treatment

With the right treatment, the symptoms of neuropathy can be reduced or eliminated altogether. At NeuraPerformance Brain Center, we’re changing how neuropathy is treated. Think of neurofeedback as a way to heal your brain. Along with neuro-conditioning, neurofeedback helps relieve chronic nerve pain. This biofeedback uses real-time displays of brain activity to teach self-regulation of brain function.

Here’s how neurofeedback works. Our staff first has you sit in a quiet room, in front of a computer screen. You will wear a cap that houses electrodes. These electrodes are positioned to correspond to the areas of the brain you will be training based on some initial scans. At this point, a video with sounds plays on the screen. As you watch, your brain “responds,” and you will receive visual and auditory reinforcement based on those responses.   

At NeuraPerformance, we understand the challenges of neuropathy. That said, we don’t just want to simply treat the symptoms. With neurofeedback, you can enjoy improved brain performance, less pain, and greater well-being.

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