Many people have felt the odd sensations of prickling or numbness at times and perhaps brushed it off as nothing. But these sensations, along with burning or stabbing feelings, can escalate eventually causing extreme pain and in rare cases, even paralysis. So what is it? It may be Nerve Entrapment Syndrome, relatively unheard of outside the medical world until recently when Glenn Beck revealed a five year battle with the symptoms associated with this disorder. His story is both enlightening and inspiring and knowing the risk factors and when to seek help may help many patients avoid repeating his struggle.
Glenn Beck is well known for his love and commentary of all things political, newsworthy and everything that affects our culture. Controversial at times, he has found great success in his field due to a tireless work ethic and profound professionalism. But Glenn Beck was hiding something and he has chosen to share his story to help others. For more than four years, Glenn struggled with health issues that ran the gamut from pains in his hands and feet to problems with his eyesight and vocal chords and even seizures. Doctors were perplexed as they could not identify what was wrong or how to treat him. After visiting doctor after doctor with no improvement but mounting and conflicting opinions, he was given the news that if nothing changed he would continue to deteriorate physically to drastic results. But, with the support of his family and his incredible drive, he held out hope that he would find a cure. That hope eventually led to a visit at the Carrick Brain Center in Dallas, TX.
Over the years, the various doctors that Glenn had seen agreed on one thing: that he was suffering from a form of neuropathy, though they could not say which one. Neuropathy is a disease of one or more peripheral nerves and can affect nearly every part of the body. Once Glenn arrived at the Carrick Brain Center, not only were they able to finally give him a diagnosis: an autoimmune disorder and adrenal fatigue and they were able to fix it. Through the chiropractic neurology approach that Dr Carrick uses, a battery of tests were performed and the treatment tailored to Glenn’s specific needs. Today, he has a clean bill of health, is pain-free and eager to tell his story.
Chiropractic Neurology has gained much ground in the treatment of many disorders like those that Glenn Beck suffered from. Typically consulting in the same manner as a medical neurologist, a Chiropractic Neurologist uses various techniques of functional neurology, without drugs or surgery, to find the underlying causes of the problems and then using the power of the brain and its neuroplasticity to return the body to a state of wellness and optimal health. Painful conditions like nerve entrapment and other neuropathies, Parkinson’s disease, migraine headaches, movement disorders and many more have been successfully treated through Chiropractic Neurology care plans.
We are pleased to be able to share part of Glenn Beck’s positive story and we encourage anyone suffering from pain or any medical issue that they are trying to alleviate, to please contact us today. Let Dr Ellis and his team at the Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center put their expertise to work for you.