Living with pain caused by neuropathy can take a toll over time. Depending on the cause of your peripheral neuropathy, finding pain treatment options can feel next to impossible. Especially for those who are not looking to undergo surgery, available treatments can feel slim. Fortunately, there are additional options for neuropathy pain treatment in Richmond. Learn about neuropathy and about Chronic Care of Richmond’s non-surgical approach.
Neuropathy involves damage or lack of appropriate function in nerves outside the brain and the spinal cord. Often called peripheral neuropathy, this condition impacts the peripheral nerves. Because peripheral nerves are needed to send sensory data to the nervous system, their damage means that these signals are not coming through correctly. This can result in pain, numbness and weakness.
One of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes. Other causes of neuropathy include:
Because neuropathy can impact a wide range of nerves, symptoms of neuropathy also vary greatly. Symptoms can include:
Once someone is diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, the treatment plan will generally be directly related to the apparent cause. Diagnosis can be difficult and require blood tests, imaging, nerve function tests, biopsies and more.
One common area to experience peripheral neuropathy symptoms is in the feet. This can result in complications such as falling due to lack of coordination if the feet are numb, a prickling feeling that spreads into the legs from the feet, or pain from small activities such as standing up or wearing socks. With so many daily activities relying on the wellbeing of your feet, finding the right neuropathy pain treatment in Richmond is crucial.
Hand neuropathy is one form of peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy involves nerve damage and chronic pain in the arms, legs, hands and feet, and impacts an estimated 20 million people in the U.S. Because there are various nerve types and many possible causes for nerve damage, hand neuropathy can vary greatly from one person to the next.
Many options for diabetic neuropathy treatment seek to slow the progression of the condition and relieve symptoms that have already appeared, such as pain. However, these treatment options do not address the root of the issue. On the other hand, neuropathy pain treatment in Richmond with Chronic Care of Richmond seeks to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes with non-surgical, non-invasive treatment plans.
The peripheral nervous system (nervous system outside the brain and the spinal cord) is the area affected by neuropathy. Usually occuring in the hands or feet, it causes weakness, pain and numbness. Digestive, balance, urination and circulatory problems can also present themselves as a part of peripheral neuropathy.
As chronic pain specialists, we provide proven alternative treatment options. Our goal is to help you avoid unnecessary surgery and medications.
Our non-narcotic, non-invasive procedures treat our patient's root cause, and require little to no downtime.
We specialize in safe, effective treatments that help patients heal naturally without worry of side effects or long recovery.
All of our treatment programs offer the potential for long-term, lasting results for multiple chronic conditions.
Depending on the cause of neuropathy, many patients are prescribed medications in order to mask their symptoms. However, these medications do not truly fix the problem. They simply cover it up, and they come with their own set of side effects and additional concerns. Medications might include antidepressants, pain relievers, anti-seizure medications, and topical treatments.
Another common option for neuropathy pain treatment is surgery. Depending on the cause of neuropathy, surgery may be able to alleviate pressure from the impacted nerve and thus get rid of symptoms. However, many people are not willing to undergo the risk and recovery time associated with surgery. At the same time, they grow tired of the side effects and added risks of taking medication for a prolonged period of time. Fortunately, there are other options available for neuropathy pain treatment in Richmond.
At Chronic Care of Richmond, our medical team understands treatment for neuropathy pain is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why we offer personalized treatment plans. As a leader in natural medicine, Chronic Care of Richmond offers neuropathy pain treatment in Richmond that doesn’t rely on invasive techniques or mask symptoms with a lifelong medication regimen. We follow natural treatment protocols that treat the root cause of your neuropathy, and does not just mask symptoms.
Chronic Care of Richmond specializes in responsible pain management and treating patients with neuropathy and chronic pain. Our treatment is non-drug, non-surgical, and helps patients see significant improvements including a decrease in pain and numbness, regaining of sensation in hands and feet, and an improvement in balance.
We offer a combination of medical, regenerative, physical, and chiropractic services that help address the root cause of your neuropathy instead of masking the symptoms with prescription drugs. Your specific care plan will be customized for you based on the findings of our medical team.
Our focus is on safe and effective treatments that provide long-lasting, sustainable results. Our ultimate goal is for you to get your life back! Request a consultation today!
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Dr. Bryant Snyder is a leader in the field of non-drug, non-surgical chronic pain procedures. He has successfully managed thousands of patients suffering from chronic joint pain, peripheral neuropathy, and other chronic neurological and metabolic conditions.
Dr. Bryant Snyder graduated from Life University in Marietta, Georgia and has been in full-time practice since 2002. He regularly attends post-graduate educational seminars on topics such as regenerative medicine, functional neurology, functional medicine, spinal structure, and nutrition and also consults other doctors in his profession.
Dr. Snyder is a graduate of the American Functional Neurology Institute (AFNI). He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and is a diplomate in Whole Medical Systems from the American Association of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Snyder and his wife of 20 years, Jenneane, have three beautiful children, Delaney, Chloe, and Crosby. They enjoy sports of all kinds as well as hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.
Growing up Jenneane always got an “x” in that box on the report card for “Excessive talking”. Although her teachers may not have agreed at the time, that “x” that just reflected her love of people – being around them, talking to them, helping them. Her passion for people transitioned into a passion for little people as an elementary school teacher. She later moved on to work in a successful children’s franchise company in which she eventually became Vice President, where she helped people who wanted to bring enrichment education to children in their community. But everything changed when Bryant first learned about regenerative medicine and how it was helping people with chronic pain. He was in his 16th year of practice when they realized that by incorporating stem cells into the practice, they could not only help current patients, but they could also help the people in our community who are living with chronic pain and have lost hope. Those who have tried everything else and just want their life back! This was the only natural path for them to take. So, Jenneane quit her career, they both received an immense amount of training, they worked hard, and here they are – offering a safe, affordable, effective, non-invasive procedure for chronic pain to their community. When she is not working in or on their practice, she is with the people she is most passionate about – their three kiddos, Delaney, Chloe, and Crosby who keep them busy and happy. And, at the root of it all, everyone has the right to be happy. If you are living with chronic pain, you, too, can once again be truly happy! Jenneane is seeing the life-changing results in their patients and that, too, makes her happy.
Dr. Erin Koscinski, DO, FAAP is a board certified physician who brings over 13 years of experience in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Holistic Care to the Chronic Care of Richmond team. A graduate of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed her residency at East Tennessee State University.
Dr. Koscinski and her husband, Ben, have three children. They enjoy staying active as a family, traveling, kayaking, boating, and swimming.
Amber Manche brings extensive experience in pain management, surgical trauma ICU, cardiac, and bariatric surgery to the Chronic Care of Richmond practice. She received her Master’s degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University. She has a holistic approach to patient care, and her personal goal is to serve our patients as a functional medicine nurse practitioner.
Amber enjoys spending time with her dog and two boys who love soccer, football, wrestling, hockey and video games. She loves gardening, reading, running, pilates and yoga. On her days off you may find Amber walking/running with the dog, at church, at the park with the kids, with family or on the water in the summer.
Director of Marketing
Trish is a marketing strategist with over 25 years of experience in building brands and creating results-driven marketing strategies for companies including Capital One, Snagajob, Shoe Carnival, and Romp n’ Roll.
A graduate of James Madison University with a business degree in Marketing, Trish started her career in sports marketing, and she thrives on collaboration and teamwork. She's energized by the fast-paced, patient-centered, and dynamic environment at Chronic Care of Richmond & Weight Loss RVA. Away from the office, Trish loves fitness, spending time with her family at the beach and playing and watching sports.
Tiffany was born and raised in Virginia and she loves it here. She is energetic and thinks of herself as quite the comedian. She’s constantly on the move and you’ll never see her sitting still for very long. She loves helping people and takes great pride in her work in the office. She is married and has 3 children, all of whom are very unique. She is also the mother of four amazing ferrets that wear hoodies as a way of self-expression.
Certified Health & Life Coach, Emily, completed her bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University Idaho. Passionate about helping people change negative beliefs into positive beliefs, Emily received her training and certification from Aspen Family and Wellness Center. She has experience working with patients from various backgrounds by helping them create spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional goals that they successfully maintain over time.
In her spare time, Emily loves to get some extra steps in by looking for home and decor at TJ Maxx, Home Goods, or Target. She loves to spend time with her husband and her cute (and hyper) dog, Maggie. Emily is excited to meet her patients and is excited to help them on their health journey.
Weight Loss Program Manager
Sherryl, our Weight Loss Program Manager, brings over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry to our team. She is a Certified Nutrition Coach, Weight Loss Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and certified in Functional Movement Systems. Sherryl is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor who holds over 20 Format Certifications.
Sherryl’s background includes corporate wellness initiatives, as well as conducting health risk appraisals and goals based assessments, to help patients reach their wellness and lifestyle goals. In her spare time, Sherryl loves to bike ride on or off road, walk with her dog, and garden.
Weight Loss Program Manager
Jessie brings a wealth of experience spanning over 15 years in the health and wellness industry to her role as a Weight Loss Program Manager. With a genuine desire to forge meaningful connections, she has positively impacted numerous individuals by guiding them toward a wholesome relationship with diet and exercise, resulting in transformative life changes.
A native of Maine, Jessie lives in Virginia with her son and her English Cream Golden Retriever pup, Willow. She enjoys spending quality time supporting her son in his football and track endeavors, attending group fitness classes, listening to music and taking on new adventures.
Patient Care Coordinator
As Patient Care Coordinator, Kristy brings extensive customer service and patient care experience to the Chronic Care of Richmond & Weight Loss RVA team. With a background as an Emergency Medical Technician and Medic, she brings a dynamic and caring patient-outcome focus to the team.
Kristy is a native of New York City, and she and her husband moved to Richmond after raising six children. They enjoy spending time with family, including their two dogs, Kairo and Karma. A positive, optimistic caregiver you’ll always see Kristy with a smile on her face!