Beware Expensive Treatments of Peripheral Neuropathy

By: FPN Guest Writer Howard Levinson Patients seeking treatment of peripheral neuropathy need to be aware of a recent controversial method that involves collaboration between chiropractors, medical doctors and/or podiatrists. PN patients are typically under the care of a physician such as their internist or family practitioner. Unfortunately for some, the treatment of peripheral neuropathy which usually includes prescription drug therapy has been unsuccessful. These patients often suffer from debilitating neuropathy pain, are desperate and are searching for relief. The Peripheral Neuropathy clinics involved in this scheme use direct mail advertising, TV, full-page newspaper ads and the internet to gain the attention of peripheral neuropathy sufferers. The typical ad will utilize provocative pictures of feet standing on sharp tacks or pictures of feet on fire. One clinic utilized a picture of a surgical foot amputation to garner attention.  One marketing tactic frequently used includes a free dinner lecture at a local restaurant to sell their peripheral neuropathy program to the desperate patient. A typical PN scheme protocol includes expensive and sometimes painful, nerve conduction testing. These tests may be done at the onset of treatment and intermittently throughout the care program. These tests may have no basis other than to generate income … Continue reading Beware Expensive Treatments of Peripheral Neuropathy