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Diabetic Neuropathy

Richard Kowal, DC, CDN -  - Chiropractor

Richard Kowal DC, CDN

Chiropractor and Nutritionist on the Upper West Side, NY and Westport, CT

Though symptoms vary depending on the type of nerve damage you have, diabetic neuropathy can significantly affect your quality of life. Unfortunately, most conventional treatments focus on preventing further nerve damage but do not always manage current symptoms very well. However, Dr. Richard Kowal offers an innovative treatment that can improve the symptoms for many of those suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy. To schedule an appointment, call our office located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City or book online today.

Diabetic Neuropathy Q & A

What is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that sometimes develops in people with diabetes and is a common complication of this chronic condition. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common type of diabetic neuropathy. It usually affects the nerves in your legs and feet and causes tingling, numbness, or pain. But it can also begin to appear in people who have been told that they’re ‘pre-diabetic’, meaning their blood sugars are beginning to rise above normal. 

In a recent Canadian medical study of people, aged 45 to 64, about half of those who had ‘prediabetes’ or recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes had early signs of peripheral neuropathy of the feet.  If you’re beginning to have even non-painful tingling or numbness in the feet you should consider treating this condition.

What can I expect during a diabetic neuropathy consultation?

Dr. Kowal is an experienced chiropractor who takes a comprehensive and gentle approach to care. When you come in to see him for help managing your diabetic peripheral neuropathy, his goal is to find and treat the source of your discomfort.

During your consultation, Dr. Kowal asks detailed questions about your symptoms, when they started, the types of pain you experience, and the activities that worsen your pain.  He may also discuss a dietary approach to reduce your blood sugar as well as your weight.


How is diabetic neuropathy treated?

The typical medical therapy for diabetic neuropathy generally utilizes antidepressants and anti-seizure medications for treating the pain. Sometimes these medications are combined and added to drugs like Tylenol and ibuprofen.

Dr. Kowal offers an innovative non-medication strategy to help those suffering from neuropathy. He utilizes the FDA-approved Stimpod NMS460, which uses transcutaneous pulsed radiofrequency energy to treat the actual nerves involved in your neuropathy. 

The Stimpod NMS460 is proving to be a beneficial treatment for many peripheral nerve problems like diabetic neuropathy, and Dr. Kowal’s office is one of just a few in Manhattan to use this innovative therapy to treat peripheral nerve pain.

For innovative care from an experienced provider, contact the office of Dr. Richard Kowal by phone or online today.


Some of the plans and providers we accept

Oxford Health
United Healthcare