Over time, some people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes may develop diabetic neuropathy. This condition results from high blood sugar over a sustained period of time, and it can be quite painful. Symptoms can range from nausea to numbness to difficulty standing or digestive issues. The most common form of diabetic neuropathy is peripheral neuropathy, which usually impacts the feet and legs, but sometimes the arms and hands as well. In addition to being quite painful, diabetic neuropathy can result in injury, infection, or even loss of a toe, foot or leg.
In order to prevent and treat diabetic neuropathy, monitoring blood glucose levels is crucial. Additional diabetic neuropathy treatment in Richmond will depend on your specific symptoms and the type of neuropathy developing. In addition to working with a doctor, many people find relief through natural healing.
Chronic Care of Richmond is committed to using FDA approved protocols to help people find relief from peripheral neuropathy.
Some people living with diabetes also have nerve damage as a result of the diabetes. This condition is quite common, impacting about 50% of people with diabetes. Having high blood sugar in the long-term can damage nerves throughout the body.
Most often, diabetic neuropathy occurs in patients who have been living with diabetes for multiple years, as the condition develops slowly over time. Diabetic neuropathy can impact those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Many people seek out diabetic neuropathy treatment because the pain of the condition can be severe. With some types of neuropathy, there is also a possibility of greater vulnerability to injuries and infections. The four primary types of diabetic neuropathy are peripheral neuropathy , autonomic neuropathy, proximal neuropathy, and focal neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of neuropathy. It usually impacts the feet and legs, and sometimes the arms and hands.
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
Autonomic neuropathy impacts the nerves in your heart, bladder, stomach, eyes and sex organs.
Symptoms of autonomic neuropathy include:
Proximal neuropathy is much rarer but is sometimes seen in people over 50 years old who are living with controlled type 2 diabetes. This type of neuropathy most commonly impacts the nerves in the thighs, hips, legs, or buttocks.
Symptoms generally worsen over time but eventually clear up, and they include:
Focal neuropathy, or mononeuropathy, involves damage to one specific nerve. This form of neuropathy can come on quite suddenly and cause substantial pain. Many times, focal neuropathies only last a few weeks or months, without lasting damage.
Symptoms can include:
Each type of diabetic neuropathy can be painful and stressful, especially because there is no known “quick fix.” However, some types of diabetic neuropathy treatments can help slow the progression of the condition and ease symptoms.
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.
When you work with your doctor to prevent and manage diabetic neuropathy symptoms, the diabetic neuropathy treatment will most likely involve actively monitoring your blood glucose levels, managing your diet and staying active. Because diabetic neuropathy is most likely caused by high blood sugar levels over time, keeping these levels in a more healthy range can work to prevent further nerve damage.
Other diabetic neuropathy treatment may vary depending on the specific type and symptoms that are present. For example, with the most common type of diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, the feet are often impacted. Therefore, treatments involve in-depth foot care including cushioned shoes, checking for cuts and blisters, keeping feet clean and dry.
For some, trying to get proper treatment for diabetic neuropathy can be frustrating. Sometimes, the conversations with a medical provider and current treatments still do not alleviate symptoms or slow the development of the condition.
In these cases, some people seek additional treatment options outside of traditional medicine that may be used as a companion treatment in addition to other treatments recommended by a doctor. Chronic Care of Richmond provides natural, holistic therapy options for diabetic neuropathy treatment. With FDA approved protocols and highly researched therapies, Chronic Care of Richmond is dedicated to helping others heal. Request a consultation today!
Chronic Care of Richmond provides natural, holistic therapy options for diabetic neuropathy treatment. With FDA approved protocols and highly researched therapies, Chronic Care of Richmond is dedicated to helping others heal. Request a consultation today!Schedule a Nerve Screening 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!