About twenty-million people in the United States, including more than half of all diabetics, suffer from neuropathy. It can cause weakness, numbness, and pain in hands and feet. Now, a new therapy is helping people back on their feet.
Doctor Marc Ott says the new treatment for feet and hands centers around an electric stimulator called the Rebuilder. It measures how a person's nerves are abnormally firing, then sends an electrical frequency to get the nerve back into a normal firing pattern.
The therapy includes exercises on a vibrating platform to help restore balance and neurological control.
Doctor Ott says almost all of his patients see a change with the therapy. He tells us the degree of improvement depends on the individual. The rebuilder treatment is available across the country. It is covered by medicare and most insurance plans.