Aging Wisely, Living Well: Senior Living
As we get older, time becomes more precious. The best thing we can do is spend that time wisely.
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Sometimes—despite seniors’ best efforts to stay healthy—they’re thrown curve balls. Rather than living with debilitating pain, or becoming reliant on pain medication, specialty clinics such as Total Healthcare & Physical Medicine, PLLC exist to offer treatment without the use of any lasers, narcotics, acupuncture, pills, or surgery. Good candidates include anyone who experiences peripheral neuropathy in their feet, characterized by “numbness, burning, tingling, pins and needles, or sharp/shooting pains,” says Dr. Joshua Norine, owner of the clinic. The problem can start as a funny feeling in your toes, progressing with time to spread to feet, ankles, shins, calves, knees, and thighs.
The clinic’s medical provider delivers the treatment, without lasers or narcotics.
“Our treatment works no matter how the patient developed the neuropathy; whether they are diabetic or not,” he explains. “The results also last indefinitely, unlike pain pills which are prescribed to the patient forever.”
Medicare and most insurance companies cover the cost (oftentimes Medicare with a secondary insurance company covers 100 percent).
After the treatment, patients commonly report less pain, less tingling, and a return of feeling to their feet, leading to an improvement in sleep, balance, and mobility.
“Everyone deserves an opportunity to improve their quality of life,” says Dr. Norine, whose mother’s own personal struggle with neuropathy, starting in 1990, inspired his career path. “Most people that have peripheral neuropathy have just given up hope—they have accepted that they are the unfortunate ones chosen to live with this condition, and so they modify their life and give up the things they love the most, not by choice, but because of their declining health. Now they can try our program and potentially get their life back.”
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Total Healthcare & Physical Medicine