WHY CONSIDER THE OPTIMAL HEALTH & WELLNES CENTER FOR YOUR PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY?
What is our treatment process?
Our Neuropathy Recovery Program is a comprehensive multi-step program made up of complimentary therapies and methods of treatment, which are based on the unique needs of each patient and what nerve fibers have been affected. All of our treatments are non-invasive, non-surgical, and completely free of any drugs.
Our methods are effective because they work simultaneously to naturally decrease pain while aiding in repair and regeneration of the damaged nerves and microcirculation at the core of the problem. This basically creates a process where the body can begin to heal itself, as it was designed to do.
Once the results of an office examination have been reviewed in full, the doctor will review the entire process and design a customized system of therapies that also takes into consideration a treatment schedule that caters to individualized needs and circumstances.
How long should I wait before I know this is working for me?
You will probably start seeing some positive health benefits within a few weeks. But keep in mind that your condition has developed over years and it will take at least 3-4 months to feel that you are on the road to recovery. Nerve damage takes time to heal, and so does one’s recovery.
Why hasn’t my regular doctor or neurologist told me about this treatment?
The typical course of action that many doctors focus on is blocking the painful symptoms instead of resolving the underlying problem. Unfortunately, the approach of merely treating a patient’s symptoms with medication or surgery has been the doctrine followed and taught at medical schools for decades.
In addition, the main source of continuing education on pain management for doctors is typically sponsored and hosted by pharmaceutical companies. In many instances, producers of drugs like Lyrica, Gabapentin, and Neurontin are the instructing doctors how to best treat neuropathy. Unfortunately, none have neuropathy as their primary reason for use.
Why is this doctor qualified to help me when my MD could not?
Dr. Kelenyi has not only received her Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C) degree but also has completed post-graduate studies with hundreds of hours in the study of natural healing protocols . She has graduated from the American Functional Neurology Institute and is a board eligible Clinical Nutritionist. Dr. Kelenyi is also Board Certified in Integrative Medicine. Currently, Dr. Kelenyi is completing her Diplomat in Chiropractic Neurology.
Is the treatment FDA approved?
It is not, yet this is a matter of the terminology. The treatments have been “cleared” by the FDA. The label “FDA Approved” is generally used in relation to drugs, not medical equipment.
What is the cost of the treatment?
The cost of gaining a better quality of life through the treatment of Neuropathy can vary incredibly depending on the severity of a patient’s condition. Dr. Kelenyi has developed a treatment that encompasses and compliments all characteristics in a patient’s life. Just as you finance your car, braces, etc., we offer cost effect & affordable ways to participate in our program.
Will my insurance cover this?
Todays health care/insurance model is pharmaceutically based and is geared toward acute conditions (such as infections, injuries, etc.) and keeping you alive (heart attacks, cancer, strokes, etc.). You have a chronic condition- this explains why following an insurance based model has not lead you to either the proper diagnosis or satisfactory results. Remember, I am going to recommend what you need and not what an insurance company dictates. We do not follow an insurance model. They simply will not cover all of the testing and care for the chronically sick.
Insurance companies tend to classify our protocols/ therapies as “Complimentary and Alternative Medicine” (CAM). Acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapies are other treatments enveloped in the CAM category. Unfortunately, though a growing percentage of Americans now, who regularly use CAM therapies, insurance providers typically cover little to none of the cost.
Though it doesn’t make sense to most, insurance seems designed to only cover expensive drugs that simply cover up symptoms or extreme situations, such as amputations or wheelchairs, once things have progressed too far. Not much, if any, attention is focused on preventative care or treatments like ours; ones that actually focus on the causal factors of the problem.
We understand that this is an issue for some people and will do everything we can to help. A large percentage of our patients have fixed incomes with concerns of having adequate finances to seek treatment. Just as you finance your car, braces for your teeth, etc., we offer cost effect & affordable ways to participate in our program through CareCredit and Advanced Care. We seek to go above and beyond to help our patients get their lives back.
What if I stop care early, will I receive a refund? Each visit and all services you receive are recorded. In the event that you choose to discontinue care for any reason, or we regretfully find it necessary to discharge you from care, any monies remaining will be refunded.
How long is the treatment and is there any pain involved?
Our neuropathy treatment process typically involves two to three 1-hour treatment sessions per week through a duration that ranges anywhere from 30 to 60 visit. This largely varies depending on the complexity of your condition as determined by the doctor.
I’ve been told that once a nerve is dead, it can’t come back, is this true?
Although the statement holds some truth, it is only partially correct. Think of your nervous system as two distinct sections: your central nervous system (CNS) and your peripheral nerves. The CNS includes your brain and spinal cord. Your peripheral nerves are bundles of nerve fibers, in area such as your hands and feet that carry information to and from your spinal cord; think telephone lines.
Now, in the event of brain or spinal chord damage, nerve regeneration rarely occurs as the CNS has a very limited capacity to heal. However, peripheral nerves have quite an amazing capacity for regeneration and work in just the same way that a person’s finger would, were it to be cut off. If the finger is re-attached without too much time having passed, the nerves can regrow and the person will have a complete, or nearly complete, recovery in most cases. This concept is similar to how our treatments are able to regenerate these amazing peripheral nerves that have been affected by your neuropathy.
Because Neuropathy is a progressive condition, it does more nerve damage each and every day. So, just as if that person with the severed finger waited too long to go to the hospital, there can come a point where your neuropathy has caused too much damage leaving no further options for us to help you. For these reasons, if you want to prevent any more serious damage to your hands or feet, we always stress the importance of catching this and doing what’s necessary as quickly as possible.
Is there any research behind the technologies you use?
Our therapies involve nerve stimulation, light therapy, and tissue vibration. Thousands of peer reviewed research papers and articles on these technologies are available through various scientific and medical websites worldwide. For those seeking a deeper level of understanding on these technologies, we have research data available in our office that is free for viewing.
On this topic however, we’ve found that most candidates for care simply want to ask the question, “Is this some sort of trial or experimental treatment?” Our treatments are nothing of the sort. In fact, the equipment used is FDA cleared and our therapies have provided lasting relief for many people from around the country in just the last few years alone.