By: Dr. Nicholas LaHood, D.C.
Gabapentin or Neurotin is used to suppress nerve pain associated with many different diseases. More recently it has been prescribed to help with Diabetic Neuropathy pain and/or Peripheral Neuropathy pain in the hands and feet. Neuropathy is a painful debilitating progressive disease that occurs when the nerves are damaged in the hands and feet. In some cases medical providers will prescribe Gabapentin for neuropathy pain. This medication has a low addiction potential but it can produce withdraw symptoms, this may produce a psychological dependence to the medication. The most common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, water retention and problems walking.
Gabapentin does not fix the damage occurring to the nerves it is used to diminish the painful symptoms that are found with severe diabetic neuropathy pain.
Remember this is a prescription medication and it must be directed under the guidance and care of a physician, always follow the direction of your doctor and or call your pharmacist if you have any questions.
We have a drug free and completely different approach when it comes to pain and health. We use a set of Medical Grade Light Emitting Diodes to relieve the painful symptoms associated with neuropathy on the hands and feet. The effects of this Super Luminous Laser Light Therapy are FDA approved to reduce chronic pain, increase circulation and increase lymphatic circulation. The LLED Treatment recommendations (Laser Light Emitting Diode) are based off the patient initial exam findings to determine if they are eligible for care at the office. Please call 858-987-8282 and ask to be scheduled for a neuropathy examination to see if you qualify.