In the past, there has been some success in relief of neuropathy with TENS (trans cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) and an electrical modality known as Anodyne, but the improvement has been limited and temporary. A newer treatment, named Neurogenx, however, has enjoyed a much higher success rate and the doctors at Raleigh Foot and Ankle Center are fortunate enough to be the first medical office in the Raleigh-Durham are to have this treatment available.
Neurogenx is an exciting new treatment for numbness or pain in the feet or legs. It is a dramatically effective solution for neuropathy, with documented clinical results. The treatment consists of advanced, patented, and FDA-cleared Electronic Signaling Technology (EST), combined with a series of local anesthetic injections. This device is being used effectively in many medical specialties, including pain management. At Raleigh Foot and Ankle Center, our foot doctors are excited to treat your neuropathy and relieve you of your pain and numbness!
Who Can Use Neurogenx?
Neurogenx is used mainly to treat the numbness or pain associated with diabetes and chemotherapy. It has been found to be effective in treating the following problems, as well: restless leg syndrome, fibromyalgia, neuroma, or phantom limb pain.
Neurogenx treatment cannot be used on patients who use electrical medical devices, such as a demand type pacemaker, a defibrillator, or implanted pain pumps. It cannot be used on women who are currently pregnant.
How Does Neurogenx Work?
The approach uses an Electrical Signal Treatment (EST) and in doing this, removes impediments to normal nerve function. The machine does not simply stop neuropathy from getting worse, but actually improves nerve function in most patients. The treatment can work on neuropathy of any cause.
How Well Does Neurogenx Work?
A recent review analyzed eight studies that evaluated the use of electrical stimulation in neuropathy. Six of these studies found significant pain relief in patients treated with electrical stimulation. Clinical experience with physicians has shown that the application of Neurogenx favorably influences the peripheral vasculature and promotes nerve and cell nutrition. Many forms of neuropathy can be reversed.
How Do I Know if Neurogenx is Right for Me?
Neurogenx is a treatment for numbness of pain due to neuropathy, so if you have any of the symptoms of neuropathy, Neurogenx is likely to be beneficial for you. These symptoms include: gradual worsening of numbness and tingling in your feet, which may spread upward into your legs; a sense that you are standing on something like cotton under the balls of your feet; sharp, jabbing, stinging, or burning pain in your feet; extreme sensitivity to touch in your feet; lack of coordination, a sense that you don't have good balance, or actual falling; muscle weakness in your feet.
How Can I Get Started?
Call Raleigh Foot and Ankle Center or use our online Request an Appointment form to request an appointment for your problem. Mention Neurogenx. You will be quickly scheduled for a complete evaluation with one of our foot doctors, and a decision can then be made about whether this treatment is right for you. If Neurogenx is right for you, it is sometimes possible to start treatment that same day. Call us at (919) 850-9111.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment?
The first step to treating neuropathy is correct diagnosis of the condition. The foot doctors at Raleigh Foot and Ankle Center will take a medical history and do a complete foot and ankle examination to ensure correct diagnosis. Other testing, such as nerve conduction or balance testing, may be done as well.
Each treatment takes about 30 minutes and the treatments are not uncomfortable. A patient control switch allows you to control the strength or duration of the treatments.
Our treatment package includes one treatment every week for 6 weeks. A follow up appointment with your doctor will be needed 3 months after you receive your last Neurogenx treatment.
What Is the Cost of Neurogenx?
The Neurogenx treatments are not covered by insurance. Your insurance will not be filed for the Neurogenx treatment, and payment is due at the time of treatment. The price of our Neurogenx package is $600. This package includes one treatment every week for six weeks. Appointments are 30 minutes. A follow up appointment with your doctor will be needed threee months after your receive your last neurogenx treatment. The initial office visit with the physician and any follow up visits will be charged as regular specialist office visits.
How Can I Find Out More About Neurogenx?
There are many Internet sites which give a good overview of this device, including a description of how it works. Here are a few we suggest looking at:
The foot doctors at Raleigh Foot and Ankle Center can also answer questions about this successful treatment. Call us at (919) 850-9111 to schedule an appointment and learn more about your options for Neurogenx treatment for numbness or pain due to neuropathy.
Need to know more about neuropathy? Visit our neuropathy page.
To find out whether or not you qualify for Neurogenx treatment and to begin your treatment, call Raleigh Foot and Ankle Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our foot doctors at (919) 850-9111 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form.