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Dr. Brian C. Gibson, D.C. is a chiropractic and naturopathic physician in Venice, FL. who practices and incorporates Chiropractic Care, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, Anodyne Infrared Therapy, as well as Nutrition in his practice providing personalized treatment for Lower Back and Neck Pain, Disc injuries, Neuropathy and health restoration. Conditions treated include: lower back and neck pain, disc herniation, pinched nerves, sciatica, headaches, peripheral neuropathy, post-surgical cervical and lumbar failures, as well as injuries caused by auto accidents and sports. He also utilizes a synergistic blend of vitamins with Standard Process, other supplements, herbs, and mild lifestyle/ dietary changes to compliment his chiropractic skills. This combination of treatment alternatives offers more treatment options and healing potential to patients, especially in cases where prior care may not have been successful. Dr. Gibson incorporates the use of Anodyne Infrared Therapy in the treatment of Neuropathies, Peripheral Artery Disease, from diabetes and other causes, Carpal Tunnel, as well as knee and shoulder conditions as well as other painful muscular and spinal conditions We are a participating Medicare clinic, and we send your claims in for you as well as process claims to your secondary insurance carrier. We file the forms apply these fees directly towards payment. Most Insurances and Automobile Injuries also Cover Chiropractic! Insurance Participation This office participates and/or has provider affiliation with the insurance companies below. As a participating clinic, we send your claims in for you as well. We also apply these fees directly towards payment. Some copayment may apply What is neuropathy? Neuropathy is a medical term and diagnosis describing disorders of nerves generally in the peripheral nervous system. While the cranial nerves may sometimes be included, it is usually synonymous with peripheral neuropathy and is usually associated with diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy is defined as abnormal function and /or structure of peripheral motor, sensory, and autonomic neurons, involving either the entire or selected levels or sections causing many symptoms. One or more types of nerved may be affected. This can result in sensory nerve alterations such as pain, numbness, burning, tingling, hot, cold, pis and needles, itching, or any altered sensation sometimes giving a "stocking and or glove" feeling. Motor nerve dysfunction such as weakness, spasms, or cramping of the muscles, fasciculations (twitching), and muscle wasting can occur. Resulting loss of balance and coordination may occur. What Causes Neuroathy? Spinal conditions such as disc herniation, spinal stenosis, degenerating disc, spinal subluxation can also cause neuropathy by compression of the nerves existing the spine, disc compression, and entrapment syndromes. How is neuropathy treated? Medical treatment is usually geared towards covering up the symptoms with antidepressants, lyrica, gabapentine, opioid analgesics, tramadol, and botox. Surgery may be used to relieve nerve pressure with entrapment and compression syndromes. Alternative Treatments and Therapy Different types of therapy, vitamin supplements, and chiropractic often help. Alternative/ Complimentary Care Dr Gibson, DC, NMD treats neuropathies with a combination of: Chiropractic to relieve the pressure off of painful, irritated nerves, and reduce the possibility of nerve compression syndromes; Computorized Spinal Decompression Anodyne Infrared Therapy to increase the circulation blood supply, oxygen, and metabolites needed in nerve healing and regeneration, and Vitamin supplements to support increased increased circulation and nerve regeneration. Vitamins considered include L-arginine, Apha Lipoic Acid, High "B"complex, Omega-3's, L- Glutamine as well as supplements to support a healthy blood sugar levels in indicated