Irreversible is not a word you want to hear from your Doctor but it’s a common one if you’ve been diagnosed with Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy or CIPN.
Elliott S. of North Myrtle Beach survived testicular cancer only to be living life in constant pain. He felt as though he were walking on pins and needles, becoming weaker and weaker everyday. “I was beginning to be worried that one day I would be wheelchair bound” explained Elliott.
Nearly half of patients who undergo chemotherapy will develop CIPN.
Chemotherapy medications travel throughout the body and attack cancer cells. Sadly, they can also cause severe damage to healthy nerves. CIPN can begin within weeks of starting treatment and can worsen as treatment continues. A high number of unfortunate people will be forced to endure the symptoms associated with CIPN for months, or even years after they’ve completed chemo.
When asked how CIPN was affecting his quality of life, Elliott responded, “It was difficult to even walk up and down stairs and do other things we usually take for granted.”
The most common symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy include:
·pain, tingling, burning, weakness, or numbness in arms, hands, legs or feet
·sudden, sharp, stabbing or shocking pain sensations
·loss of touch sensation
·clumsiness and trouble using hands to pick up objects or fasten clothing
·loss of balance and falling
For some their nerves will recover over time. For most, the nerve damage is ‘irreversible.’ Elliott had been told just that by a series of Doctors and specialists. Essentially they could cure his cancer but couldn’t fix the damage done by the drugs used to cure his cancer.
Then Elliott made a call to Dr. Tonya Weber of AIM|Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine right here in North Myrtle Beach. Dr. Weber is using the time tested science of Acupuncture and a modern technology originally developed by NASA to treat this debilitating disease. Acupuncture increases blood flow and stimulates the body’s built-in healing mechanisms. She also uses ATP Resonance BioTherapy™, a non-invasive, painless treatment that assists in expediting recovery and healing using low-level electrical current. You can read more about ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ HERE!
After a series of treatments Elliott was taking stairs with stride!
“We have a beach house and it’s up stairs. This morning I walked right down the stairs and got in the car,” Elliot shared.
“I remember thinking ‘that’s become mighty easy for me’, I didn’t have to hold on to the hand rail or anything!
It’s life changing to have this mobility back!”
Again and again, we meet with patients who were once diagnosed as “untreatable” or “incurable”. However, after receiving Dr. Weber’s treatments they’re living lives free from pain and suffering! For almost two decades she has successfully reversed the effects of CIPN and other varieties of Peripheral Neuropathy (including that caused by diabetes) without invasive surgeries or uncomfortable medications.
If you’ve recently beat cancer only to find that you’re living a life in constant pain and discomfort, or you’re struggling with the same symptoms as a result of Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy or Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Dr. Weber and the incredible team at AIM can help! They’re even extending a New Patient Offer so call (843)273-4467 to schedule your consultation today.
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