An unfortunate reality with medication and medical treatments is that it can cause side effects that can be very debilitating. Chemotherapy is no different – in order to kill the bad cells, some good cells are sacrificed along the way. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is very real and can cause severe pain. It can last for just a few weeks or continue for years after chemo is done.
Thankfully, not all chemotherapy treatments cause this side effect, but many times, a diagnosis determines which chemo you receive and there are no other options. It’s definitely a question you should ask when making decisions regarding treatment for cancer. You don’t want your chemo treatments to cause other problems that stay with you for years after you thought you’d be free.
Besides chemotherapy, there are other medications that treat a variety of health issues that can also cause symptoms of neuropathy. Medication used to treat heart or blood pressure issues, some drugs used to fight infections, some for autoimmune disease, seizures, anti-alcohol drugs, those to fight HIV/AIDS, plus a treatment for gout can all have the terrible side effect of symptoms of neuropathy, after the fact. The good news is that these symptoms are treatable – you don’t have to live with this side effect for the rest of your life. And Nerve Regenerating Therapy won’t cause even more side effects to battle, but instead it will reduce or even eliminate your symptoms.
Treatment for symptoms of neuropathy is non-surgical, does not use any prescription oral medications, and is essentially pain free. Our goal at Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma is to encourage healthy regrowth of nerves and not just treat the symptoms of your pain. We look at your medical history, reflexes, and test for nerve fiber damage to discern whether our treatment is right for you. Your story is unique, and we will get to the bottom of what you are experiencing to give you the best treatment possible.