An estimated 20 million people are affected by the numbness and pain associated with peripheral neuropathy. At HealthWise Chiropractic in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, the skilled team of chiropractors offers cutting-edge, noninvasive treatments to resolve the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, including laser phototherapy with the Realief® system.

If you want to reduce your need for medications and still find relief of chronic pain, schedule a consultation with the providers at HealthWise Chiropractic online or by phone today.

Realief Neuropathy

Have Pain in your Feet or Legs?

By Heather Miller, Patient Care Coordinator
Realief Neuropathy Center- MKE

It’s possible it’s Peripheral Neuropathy. But I’m not Diabetic, you say. I’m not either, but I discovered that is what caused my painful feet.

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves) and often causes numbness, pain and weakness, usually in your feet and hands. It can affect other areas.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes, but many of our patients don’t have diabetes and don’t know why they have neuropathy.

People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling.
For my case, I had had a little numbness and itching on my soles. But my biggest complaint was pain upon standing for anything longer than a few minutes. While grocery shopping, I was in agony by the time I got to the checkout line. I gave up going to festivals due to the amount of walking involved. I square dance and found I could only dance about 20% of the night. I disliked shopping, especially in megastores. I would have to know where there was a bench to sit on, like the shoe department or the fitting rooms. It may have even been on a store fixture or a corner on the carpeted floor. If I went to a work meeting, there better be a chair available or I couldn’t stay. I would avoid walking across campus to meetings in other buildings. Why was I so lazy while others who were older didn’t seem to have this pain problem?

Peripheral Neuropathy can also cause muscle weakness. I found my gait to be unsteady and would walk close to walls so I could steady myself if needed. When I looked behind at my tracks in the snow, they would not be a straight line but rather weaved back and forth.

About three months after I started this job, Dr. Bob tested my feet and confirmed that I indeed had Peripheral Neuropathy. I started treatment, which typically involves an hour appointment twice a week for about 7-8 weeks. I relaxed in a chair and got about 30 minutes of laser time on my legs and feet. There was no pain and all I felt was a bit of warmth at times. Then the therapist would exercise my toes and feet. About halfway through my treatment I noticed an improvement. I completed my two months of therapy and shortly thereafter found myself in a department store shopping for gifts. An hour and a half later, I was surprised to realize that I was no longer looking for the shoe store bench to sit down. Wow!

Peripheral Neuropathy is not curable, and I do get regular laser maintenance treatments. If you are in pain, you don’t want to wait for a month to get relief; you want it instantly. But if someone walked up to you and said, I can greatly reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life in only two months, would you jump at the chance?

Give me a call and book an appointment for a FREE consultation to see if this program could help you too. You’ve waited long enough for real relief!

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  • "I've been coming to see Dr. Bob since 1984 for my back pain. After each visit, the vast improvement lasts about one whole month. Even after all these years, Dr. Bob continues to provide outstanding care for me, my children, and my grandchildren. I've referred several people to HealthWise Chiropractic, so they too can see the results I have. My favorite part of my visits is the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and doctors and, of course, the results I get that improve my daily living."
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  • "About ten years ago I was at the gym, I bent over and couldn't get up, the pain was horrible. I contacted Healthwise and Dr. Mike gave me an emergency appointment that evening. He did a complete physical and x-ray before he started any treatment. After my first treatment I was able to stand up and walk with minimal pain. With a few visits I was back to normal. I continued treatments as needed for the next several years.
    I see Dr. Bob regularly to stay fit and pain-free. He tests my strength and weakness to determine the best treatment. Our open discussion led him to help my acid reflux. I now exercise and walk as is essential for a septuagenarian.
    I told Dr. Bob that I was starting to get knee pain that I thought was arthritis; I didn't think chiropractic care could help. He told me about new equipment to help. I look forward to improvement.
    I was a skeptic of chiropractic care, now I would recommend HealthWise to anyone with chronic/simple pain. It worked for me. It can work for you!"
    Sherry B.
  • "I was very miserable with constant pain in my leg while knowing it had something to do with my back. My friend surprised me with an appointment with Dr. Bob. After being treated by Dr. Bob I knew right away it was exactly what I needed. I learned a lot through my conversations with the doctor. I am really thankful to Dr. Bob and his staff."
    Ed L.
  • "I had a very limited understanding of chiropractic care until I tried it for the first time 12 years ago. I came in with severe pain in my neck, which prohibited me from moving my head. I was greeted by a kind staff, had an exam and x-rays done on my first appointment followed by an adjustment. I felt so much better after my first adjustment and by following the treatment plan my headaches and migraines improved. My overall health has improved because of chiropractic care. Dr. Bob helps make sure that I am taking the right supplements to optimize my health and fitness performance. They have helped me with allergies, knee and shoulder pain, and earaches. I had no idea when I began my chiropractic journey just how much help the doctors and staff at HealthWise would be at improving my quality of life."
    Britt H.
  • "I have been a patient at HealthWise Chiropractic for over 20 years. In the past and currently I am seeing Dr. Bob, however, I have seen all docs at Healthwise. My general issues are usually seasonally related to sinus and allergies. Recently I have been receiving treatment for my hip and lower back. Dr. Bob zeros in on trigger points and quickly relieves my pain. He is a wealth of knowledge and offers help and suggestion on my health issues. The staff is friendly and helpful. I leave feeling better and I believe helps to keep my body aligned and energized. I have also come in after falls, injuries and surgeries. I truly believe my adjustments at the time added to a quicker recovery."
    Liz B.
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Bob for two and half months. . I see him for an adjustment every two weeks. I started seeing a chiropractor for the first time in January 2021 while working in Florida for my continued lower back pain and chronic bilateral hip bursitis. Because my pain was mostly relieved with continued adjustments, I decided to continue with treatment when returning to Wisconsin. I have been very happy with my continued pain relief/adjustments at HealthWise. I highly recommend anyone with chronic back and neck pain to try chiropractic adjustments here at HealthWise. It will make your life better."
    Marianne V.
  • "Really enjoyed the different things that they can do for you and your pain management. Would highly recommend."
    Rhiannon P.
  • "I enjoy coming, getting readjusted and any additional therapies. It has made my life healthier and less stressful. If I have questions, they are answered at that visit. The staff is very professional, personable and friendly. I always look forward to my next visit with them. I am glad to be part of Healthwise Chiropractic family:)"
    Marcella L.
  • "Dr. Mike is fantastic! He is very personable….will take time to really to your needs… I enjoy my visits…the maintenance has helped tremendously…..and he is there when the emergency pops up! Excellent Chiropractor!"
    Ann W.

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