Details for Compass Medical Center

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The most common method your
doctor will recommend to treat your
neuropathy is with prescription
drugs that may temporarily reduce
your symptoms. These drugs have
generic names such as Gabapentin,
Amitriptyline, or Lyrica and are
primarily antidepressant or antiseizure drugs. These drugs may
cause you to feel uncomfortable
and have a variety of harmful side
effects.

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of
damage to the nerves often causing
weakness, pain, numbness, tingling,
and the most debilitating balance
problems. This damage is commonly
caused by a lack of blood flow to
the nerves in the hands and feet
which causes the nerves to begin to
degenerate due to lack of nutrient
flow.
As you can see in Figure 2, as the
blood vessels that surround the
nerves become diseased they shrivel
up which causes the nerves to not
get the nutrients to continue to
survive. When these nerves begin to

3) How much treatment will
your condition require?

adding water to a plant and seeing
the roots grow deeper and deeper.

The treatment that is provided at
Compass Medical Center has four
main goals:
1) Increase blood flow
2) Stimulate small fiber nerves
3) Decrease brain-based pain
4) Stabilize the nerve cells

The amount of treatment needed
to allow the nerves to fully recover
varies from person to person and
can only be determined after a
detailed neurological and vascular
evaluation. As long as you have not
sustained at least 85% nerve damage
then your condition can been treated.

The treatment to increase blood flow
utilizes a specialized low-level light
therapy (not to be confused with
laser therapy) using light emitting
diode technology. This technology
“die” they cause you to have balance was originally developed by NASA
problems, pain, numbness, tingling, to assist in increasing blood flow.
burning, and many additional
The low level light therapy is like
symptoms.
watering a plant. The light therapy
The main problem is that your
will allow the blood vessels to grow
doctor has told you to just live with
back around the peripheral nerves
the problem or try the drugs which
and provide them with the proper
you don’t like taking because they
nutrients to heal and repair. It’s like
make you feel uncomfortable.
There is now a facility right here
in Grand Junction that offers you
hope without taking those endless
drugs with serious side effects. (see
the special neuropathy severity
examination at the end of this
article).
In order to effectively treat your
neuropathy three factors must be
determined.
1) What is the underlying cause?
2) How much nerve damage
has been sustained?
NOTE: Once you have sustained
85% nerve loss, there is nothingthat
we can do for you.

The experienced providers at the
Compass Medical Center can do a
neuropathy severity examination to
determine the extent of the nerve
damage. This neuropathy severity
examination will consist of a
detailed sensory evaluation, physical
examination, diagnostic testing, and
a detailed analysis of the findings of
your neuropathy.
Call our office today to make an
appointment to determine if your
neuropathy can be treated:

2478 Patterson Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505

(970) 628-0055

All major health insurances accepted
23154-1
including Medicare.

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