I am writing this letter to solicit help arranging a research project.
Neuropathy comes in several flavors. The
most important are peripheral neuropathy and
diabetic neuropathy. As for the course
of the disease, there's no difference other than one patient has diabetes, the other doesn't.
Neuropathy, short for neurologic pathology, is characterized by the gradual dying of peripheral (not spinal cord) nerves. The
patient gradually looses sensory information, experiences progressive ambulation problems and often suffers pain. That's
if the patient is lucky. The unlucky patients lose the ability to walk, use wheelchairs and suffer a lower extremity
amputation (LEA). There are 30,000 to 40,000 LEA's /yr in the U.S. and neuropathy is the leading cause. Morbidity is a major problem for both the lucky and unlucky patients; mortality
is usually not an issue.
is as common as diabetes with 20 million affected in the U.S. alone. Both the incidence and prevalence are increasing due to the aging U.S. population and characteristic late stage (over 45 years) onset
Now for the bad news. Convention wisdom regards the condition
as progressive and untreatable with most patients given a larger dose of potent drugs as the condition progresses. The
potent drugs do nothing to improve the condition other than mask the symptoms. However, the condition is treatable and
when treated properly, over 85% of the neuropathy
patients experience symptom reversal. I know this because I've helped thousands of neuropathy patients reverse the condition in the 15 years since I developed the Palmer Protocol (PP), a treatment
that reverses the symptoms and reduces amputation risk. While neuropathy is certainly a devastating
condition, it's made much worse by the "myth" that it can't be reversed. The suffering (psychological
and physical) that results from the mistaken belief that neuropathy is irreversible cannot be overstated, and is the reason for this letter.
world is waiting for a "cure" and it's right under our nose. Problem is, the reversal therapy (PP) was
developed, not in a medical school "Ivory Tower", but in a chiropractor's office. Further, the PP does
not involve drugs or surgery, the workhorses of standard medical care.
a common condition (affecting about 7% of any population) which is regarded as irreversible by most physicians, without using
drugs or surgery, is a tall order for many. As a direct result, many suffer life changing events (LEA's), not to
mention wheelchairs and continually worsening pain; UNNECESSARILY! No good reason exists for delaying the gold standard
research needed to "tell the world" about neuropathy
If you can help cause the research to happen in any way whatsoever, please help those suffering
and contribute. A dedicated sponsor and a willing medical school are all that's needed to rewrite the amputation
story with a much better ending.