Peripheral Neuropathy: An Answer for Seniors?

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Pain in the legs and joints with the shortest walks, restless legs, insomnia and tingling throughout the legs and body seem like normal symptoms of various senior ailments. A recent medical study found that the numbers of seniors facing these issues was alarmingly high. Upon further research, medical professionals found that these symptoms belong to a set of conditions called peripheral neuropathies. In a recent article Dr. Daniel Martin, D.C. spoke up about this class of conditions and a new treatment plan for seniors. In fact, his new treatment plan is already starting to take hold in several assisted living communities as part of their physical therapy programs.

What is the Program?

According to Dr. Martin the program he offers is non-invasive treatment. The treatment consists of low-force instrumentation to help relieve stress from nerves. He also says this procedure decreases nerve damage and damage with connections to herniated discs. Low-level lasers are also used as a form of therapy.

What to Know

This is not an overnight fix form of therapy and is not offered everywhere. The first thing to consider regarding this therapy is to consult your doctor first. If you see what wrote recently, you wouldn’t think twice about finding a doctor first. Discuss the treatment and listen to what your doctor has to say. There may be an issue with your pain, joints, restless legs or tingling that the therapy could make worse. If your doctor approves the therapy be prepared for several sessions in order to see lasting results. Also, be prepared for travel. Though some assisted living communities are taking on this form of therapy as a possible physical aide the adaptation of the service is still offered by Dr. Martin himself.


Does Insurance Cover the Procedure?

Insurance companies vary and some believe that Dr. Martin’s service falls under chiropractic care. For this reason, certain insurance companies may not offer benefits that cover the service. The best thing to do is check with your local doctor and find out if the treatment would help you. Ask your doctor for a referral. The referral will go through your insurance and let you know if they will cover the treatment. The referral will also let you know if a doctor in your area is performing the same type of treatment.


Please note that this blog post is not professional medical advice. LivingSenior is not offering medical advice, medical opinions or medical consultation. This blog is for informational purposes only. Please consult your doctor for more information regarding the treatment.


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