Neuropathy Specialist

Alan M Genitempo, L.Ac, DACM -  - Acupuncturist

RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab

Alan M Genitempo, L.Ac, DACM

Acupuncturist located in Nutley, NJ & In Walgreens shopping center, West Fairfield, NJ

No matter your underlying condition, neuropathy, pain, and weakness can wreak havoc on your physical and mental health, making every day a challenge. At RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab in Nutley, New Jersey, Alan Genitempo, LAc, DACM, uses acupuncture to relieve the pain and discomfort of neuropathy. This traditional Chinese treatment helps restore balance in the body without the dangers or side effects of addictive medication or invasive surgery. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Genitempo, call RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab or book a consultation online today.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is nerve damage that typically leads to pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the affected area. While neuropathy can occur nearly anywhere on your body, it’s most common in the hands, arms, feet, and legs.

Are there different types of neuropathy?

At RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab, Dr. Genitempo can treat many different types of neuropathy, including:

Diabetic neuropathy

High blood pressure caused by untreated diabetes can lead to nerve damage, particularly in your legs and feet. Without proper care, this can cause tingling, burning, and pain in your lower limbs. In some cases, diabetic neuropathy can even lead to a loss of limbs.

Inflammatory polyneuropathy

Inflammatory polyneuropathy occurs when your body’s peripheral nerves — those outside of the brain and spinal cord — malfunction. This can be the result of certain cancers, infections, toxins, and even drugs.

Post-chemo neuropathy

Many types of chemotherapy can affect the sensory nerves in your hands and feet, even after you’ve finished treatment.

How does acupuncture treat neuropathy?

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that involves stimulating nerve-rich areas of the skin. This stimulation improves blood flow and reduces inflammation to enhance tissue repair. It also releases endorphins, which can relieve pain and discomfort associated with nerve damage.

By activating your body’s own healing abilities, acupuncture can reduce neuropathic pain without the high risks of surgery or medication. 

How can I maintain my results after acupuncture?

Regular acupuncture treatments help stimulate blood circulation in your body to relieve neuropathic pain and discomfort. You can help maintain your results and boost your recovery at home by taking Chinese herbal medicine as prescribed by Dr. Genitempo.

If you’re ready for an effective and lasting neuropathy treatment that takes advantage of your body’s natural healing abilities, acupuncture may be right for you. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Genitempo, call RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab, or book online today.