Numbness and Tingling
Numbness and Tingling can be caused by a number of things. Often times the true cause is missed because of a lazy examination and/or an improper diagnosis.
Dr. Theodore Davis specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neuropathies and has had tremendous success in practice doing so. If you have been diagnosed with one of the conditions listed here, and have had little success in treating the problem, call the C.A.M. Clinic and set up your free consultation today! A treatment plan is only as good as the diagnosis.
Like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome the condition known as “Sciatica” gets thrown around by many medical professionals as if it is some sort of silver-bullet-diagnosis that covers any and all nerve related leg pain.
Sciatica is weakness, numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the leg. It can appear with any and all of the previously mentioned symptoms. SCIATICA IS A SYMPTOM, NOT A CAUSE.
The cause of sciatica is often difficult to discern for physician who has not been properly trained on the diagnosis and treatment of neuropathies. The cause can by anything from a ruptured lumbar intervertebral disc in your low back to the bad habit of sitting on a hard seat with your wallet in your back pocket… There are hundreds of other possible causes in between.
One of the most common causes for peripheral neuropathies is diabetes. This is likely the case when the symptoms are bilateral (both left and right) and you have been diagnosed with diabetes. While difficult to treat directly, diabetes itself can be managed with your Medical Physician and proper diet.
If you have questions about your diet and nutrition, contact us and set up a consultation!
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Numbness and tingling in the hands is often diagnosed as being carpal tunnel syndrome. This has created quite a stir inside the health care community, as many practitioners of various specialties (including D.C.s, D.P.T.s, and M.D.s) feel that carpal tunnel syndrome is drastically over-diagnosed.
If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome but treatments have failed, you have likely been mis-diagnosed. Dr. Davis specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathies and can help you determine the origin of your problem.
Peripheral Neuropathies are very common. If you have ever hit your “funny bone” you have given yourself a peripheral neuropathy for a few seconds. Peripheral neuropathies are usually caused by a nerve being crushed, rubbed, pinched, or irritated in an arm, leg, pelvis, shoulder, or muscle. Unless your doctor has been specially trained to diagnose the origin of peripheral neuropathies, you will likely never hear this diagnosis.
Medical Physicians are not trained to identify peripheral neuropathies unless they have undergone special training outside of medical school to do so. Do not rush to surgery unless there is risk for permanent damage. It is very likely that you can be helped at CAM Clinic without surgery.
At the Center for Alternative Medicine, our Doctors are trained to identify peripheral neuropathies and treat them effectively using various techniques, including Active Release Technique, which is considered to be the gold standard in soft tissue management and specializes in peripheral neuropathy treatment.