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People with diabetes frequently experience reduced circulation in their extremities due to damaged blood vessels. A diabetic’s bloodstream contains excess glucose which causes two enzymes (nitric oxide synthase and fatty acid synthase) to interact with cells lining blood vessel walls. This interaction leads to narrowing and hardening of blood vessels in the feet and legs, which inhibits blood flow over time. Diabetic neuropathy is a common consequence of poor circulation that your chiropractor treats with frequency-modulated electromagnetic neural stimulation (FREMS), a state-of-the-art technology giving many diabetics the pain relief they seek from diabetic neuropathy.

Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

Signs of peripheral neuropathy (affecting the legs, feet, arms, and hands) include:
  • Tingling, numbness and burning sensations in the extremities
  • Inability to feel temperature changes (diabetics often suffer burns or frostbite because of numbness in their extremities)
  • Sharp, chronic pain or muscle cramps
  • Muscle weakness
  • Reduced reflexes (mostly affects the ankles)
  • Loss of coordination and balance
  • Recurring foot issues such as ulcerations and infections
  • Joint and bone pain
Physicians typically treat diabetic neuropathy with medications that do not address the root cause of neuropathic pain–blood vessel damage. When medications wear off, diabetics need to keep taking medications to reduce pain. Fortunately, your chiropractor now offers FREMS to eliminate pain while promoting healing of weak blood vessels and restoring normal blood flow to the extremities.

What is FREMS?

The FREMS device delivers a series of safe electrical impulses with minimal amounts of charge exchanges to areas suffering diabetic neuropathy. The duration and frequency of these “spikes” are preset by your chiropractor according to a sensitivity threshold attributed to stimulated soft tissues. The FREMS device also modulates an amplitude conforming to ionic balances of tissues beneath attached electrodes. This provides a constant, biofeedback state that keeps impulses stabilized. Impulses are characterized by active phases and rest phases which ensures ionic balances remain at an equilibrium.

Benefits of FREMS

In addition to stimulating a rhythmic, relaxation-contraction mechanism inherent in soft tissues that support nutrient/fluid exchange between peripheral tissues and your blood vessels, FREMS also works to increase lymphatic system drainage to reduce swelling in the extremities. FREMS further triggers a positive immune system response addressing high levels of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the bloodstream. This safe and effective deliverance of mild electrical impulses into areas of the body suffering diabetic neuropathy brings drug-free pain relief to many diabetics. In addition, FREMS may also help diabetics control blood glucose levels by improving blood vessel health and enhancing circulation throughout the body. If you suffer painful diabetic neuropathy symptoms, please call Advanced Pain Relief Clinic today at 519-376-9355 or 519-885-3500 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.