If you struggle with pain, tingling, numbness, or other weaknesses that you believe are neuropathy-related, or you’ve been diagnosed but suggested treatments aren’t offering relief, Complete Rehab in Clemmons, NC, can be a true lifesaver.
Brett Duffey and his team call themselves the “neuropathy specialists” for a reason! With over 19 years of experience (and roughly 6,000 patients-worth of success!), Complete Rehab is sharply focused on determining your particular type of neuropathy and drastically relieving, or entirely eliminating your symptoms with non-invasive treatments that make a world difference!
“Medical doctors are INvasive, which means shots, pills, or even surgery.,” explains Brett. By non-invasive, we mean everything we do is on the OUTside, using tools you won’t have access to outside of a medical facility. Some examples would be ultrasound, infrared, H-wave, cold lasers, iontophoresis, TENS Units, muscle stimulators, and more.”
Yes, there are over 35 types of neuropathies and the specific kind you have will determine its likely progression. Peripheral is the most common and patients may experience discomfort in one or more of the following areas: toes, feet, legs, fingers, hands, and arms. If you experience neuropathy, that means your peripheral nervous system has a hard time transmitting between your central nervous system and the rest of your body. But the biggest misconception about neuropathy: You do not have to be diabetic to develop these symptoms!
“That only means you don’t have diabetic neuropathy,” says Brett. “Instead of pain, you might have numbness, burning, a pins and needles sensation, itching, or cramping. No set of symptoms is the same, and that’s why we offer treatment designed especially for a patient’s specific symptoms.”
The best news is that relief and a better quality of life is really a short drive away – more than worth the 25-minutes from Statesville, and around an hour from most Lake Norman communities. The out-patient clinic even sees folks from other states, so it’s clear the benefits are worth the easy drive. You’ll also meet office manager Tammy Beeson Moore, who is a huge part of the practice’s success. Also, a Restorative Nursing Assistant, Tammy, oversees the operations of Complete Rehab including administrative tasks, managing patient records, and working with other doctors in the community.
“We have patients commonly referred from all over North Carolina: from Duke Hospital, Charlotte, Asheville, Hickory, and Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg, Salisbury, Greensboro, and as far as Atlanta, West Virginia, Independence, Virginia, and the Roanoke area,” says Brett. “We also have a VA contract and see retired military, as well as those on active duty.”
Brett also describes himself as a problem solver – with your health, mobility, and quality of life the ultimate puzzle.
“I figure out the pieces to the puzzle and use my experience to find patterns,” he says. “What inspires me is the challenge of figuring out what is causing a patient’s specific issues and then determining which of our skills is best suited to incorporate into their plan of care. The last piece is training patients on what they need to do to keep the neuropathy from returning.”
Neuropathy is not determined by age, race, height, or weight, explains Brett, and his oldest patient so far was 103 years old, and the youngest, only 17! Besides numbness, tingling, or pain, a patient may even experience neck or back stiffness, strength and endurance issues, restless legs, balance problems, fine motor issues, or even tennis or golfer’s elbow. Complete Rehab’s current team of seven includes two therapists on staff who have extensive orthopedic knowledge, and they are contracted with 10 different colleges and universities who send students here to train and observe.
Brett says it best with the confidence that a visit to Complete Rehab can change your life: “We will only accept you as a patient if we believe we can help you, and there’s a very slim chance we can’t help you!”
When you’re ready for the best solution for any symptoms of neuropathy, contact Brett Duffey and the team at Complete Rehab at 336-778-0292, or online at Crtherapy.com. Their office is located at 6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Suite 22, in Clemmons, NC. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.