Pittsburgh, PA (PressExposure) April 07, 2009 -- Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common conditions of the nervous system. It affects millions of people worldwide. Symptoms include pain, numbness, weakness and tingling. Currently there are few effective treatments available for this debilitating condition. A new approach to treating patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy is called Integrative Neurology. Integrative Neurology combines medical neurology with alternative health care treatments like acupuncture, low level laser therapy, direct current brain stimulation and other non-traditional treatments. Early results of Integrative Neurology treatments for patients suffering from various forms of neuropathy are promising.
That's the opinion of Dr. George Kukurin, Pittsburgh chiropractic neurologist. Most of our patients have tried traditional drug therapy for the treatment of their neuropathy, with little or no benefit. Its common for these patients to be told that there is nothing further that can be offered to them. That may be true for traditional medical approaches, but alternative medicine therapies have a lot to offer these patients, according to Dr. Kukurin.
We have found that combining several alternative medical approaches, like combining acupuncture with laser and using herbal therapies that seem to promote nerve regeneration, can produce some significant benefits for neuropathy patients says Dr. Kukurin.
Dr. Kukurin has been treating patients suffering with various types of neuropathy for more than 20 years. The results his techniques have produced for many neuropathy patients have been good enough to be presented at conferences held at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Kukurin has authored a text on the Integrative Neurology treatment he helped to develop for neuropathy. Most recently the Peripheral Nerve Society, a worldwide scientific organization that deals specifically with diseases of the nerves, like neuropathy, has invited Dr. Kukurin to present the results of his techniques at its Biennial Conference of Peripheral Nerve Diseases being held at WÃ¼rzburg Germany, in July 2009.