Diabetic Neuropathy in Lafayette, LA: Neuropathy is a big and growing patient problem. 42.5 million Americans are estimated to suffer from neuropathy and the following common risk factors suggest will continue to grow.
Diabetes is one of the most common risk factors for neuropathy and the prevalence of diabetes is expected to increase by 54% to more than 54.9 million Americans between 2015 and 2030.*
People 55 years or older are significantly more likely to suffer from neuropathy. The number of Americans 65 years or older is expected to double from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060.**
*Source: Diabetes 2030: Insights from Yesterday, Today, and Future Trends. Population Health management, Volume 20, Number 1, 2017.
**Source: Fact Sheet: Aging in the United States. Mark Mather. Population Reference Bureau.
Pain That Changes Lives
The pain and loss of function that some experience with neuropathy is so significant that their quality of life is dramatically reduced. It is not uncommon for some patients to:
- Entirely lose feeling in their feet and hands
- Frequently fall because of loss of sensation
- Suffer debilitating pain that limits their enjoyment of life
Patients suffering from neuropathy have few drug-free solutions that work. The Platinum 4 by Summus Medical Laser is uniquely positioned to offer these patients an effective, drug-free, non-surgical solution to the pain of neuropathy.
Common Risk Factors
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Back, Leg and Hip Problems
- Exposure to Toxins
- Facial Nerve Problems
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spine surgery
- Traumas (motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, etc.)
- Sharp Pain
- Lack of Coordination
- Burning & Tingling
- Loss of Feeling
- Extreme Sensitivity to Touch
If left untreated, neuropathy can develop into a serious disorder and lead to permanent nerve damage.