Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, those outside the central Nervous System (Brain and spinal cord) is a progressive disease process that often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your feet and hands initially, but can also affect other areas of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can be the result of traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins, over 100 causes have been identified. One of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus. People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling. Dr. Sartz's interest in neuropathy is due to his mother suffering from it for over 32 years. He has attended over 400 hours of extensive continuing education over the last several years to become a leading authority on the low level light treatment of small fiber neuropathy in the South Western United States. Dr. Sartz has completed post graduate studies from Concentra Labs in this cutting edge treatment of peripheral neuropathy. He obtained his certification from Neuropathy Treatment Centers of America in 2008
Conventional treatment for neuropathy, i.e. medications as most sufferers have discovered do not slow down the progression of the disease. Our research has shown a 433% increase in the repopulation of Intra-epidermal nerve fibers using our specially designed Photo-Medicine procedures in pre and post treatment biopsies. The treatment protocol used at the Neuropathy Centers of Arizona was developed over a 14-year period in Europe and the US. We work with the innate healing powers of the individuals own body, by accelerating the healing process to restore the normal sensibilities of the small nerve fibers.
Dr. Sartz has been involved with peripheral neuropathy on a personal and professional level for over 50 years. It was his personal experience that lead him to look for a way to treat peripheral neuropathy in his professional life. It took him over 21 years to discover an actual treatment for neuropathy that was affective. During his search, he discovered one thing, that is still true today, anyone states they have a cure for Peripheral Neuropathy, truly has no concept of the disease process itself. Peripheral Neuropathy at this point in health care is incurable, but it is treatable, reversible and controllable for over 90 percent of the people that suffer with it. Peripheral Neuropathy is a secondary disease process, that is it was caused by something else, it could be a toxin, metabolic disorder, vitamin deficiency or one of 100 other known causes, but it did not develop on its own. Thus, to cure it, we must cure the cause and 40 percent of the time the cause is unidentified and the neuropathy sufferer is diagnosed with idiopathy neuropathy.
Low-level laser therapy treats the localized areas affected, stimulating nerve function, the root cause of neuropathy pain, eliminating the burning feet, numbness and tingling in feet that is so common in diabetic neuropathy as well as other causes. Traditional treatments only treat the symptoms.
•Neurologists prescribe drugs to treat the symptoms of the nerves, then they may send you to a physical therapist.
•Physical Therapists treat the muscles and the joints but not the nerves.
•Chiropractors correct spinal problems that may be putting pressure on the nerves but are still not treating the actual nerves.
Our therapy’s soothing, deep penetrating energy works toward reducing pain and inflammation. Each soothing treatment draws blood, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area, creating an optimal healing environment. This therapy is non-invasive, drug-free, has no known side effects, and has a 90% patient satisfaction rate.
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There are so many different programs being promoted to help sufferers of peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Sartz offers free workshops throughout the year for people who suffer with these debilitating diseases to better understand, the disease process itself and how to best control them. He recommends that all his patients attend one of these workshops before becoming a patient.