What Causes Nerve Pain Following Chemotherapy, Surgery, or an Accident?

Chemotherapy given for cancer treatment decreases microvascular circulation to the nerves frequently causing neuropathies.

When pain starts after a Motor Vehicle Accident, there is a much higher chance that chronic pain and more severe pain may result.  Even worse is when the automatic nervous system (Autonomic Nervous System) becomes activated.  Motor Vehicle Accidents can cause twisting of the back damaging the brachial or lumbar sympathetic plexus which can activate an Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction.  This can make the pain much worse, last longer and become more frequent.  This can also occur due to the inflammation and pain resulting from the accident or surgery.  

Injuries, particularly compression or stretching injuries, as well as insufficient circulation can cause neuropathies. 

Injuries, particularly compression or stretching injuries, as well as insufficient circulation can cause neuropathies. Nerves are very fragile.  They require ten times as much oxygen as any other cell in the body with the exception of the Islets of Langerhans, which produce insulin.  The nerve chemical [Calcitonin gene-related Peptide (CGRP)] which increases circulation to the nerves is the same chemical which controls circulation to the fingers and toes.  This is why many patients with peripheral neuropathies also have cold toes and many times cold fingers.  

The nerves require CGRP to provide sufficient circulation to create adequate amounts of VIP. The nerve chemical VIP which improves circulation to the intestinal tract also has many other activities.  Therefore, patients who have diabetic neuropathies are more likely to have migraine headaches, acid reflux, airborne and food allergies, asthma, and osteoporosis. 

Painful peripheral neuropathies interfere with quality sleep causing insomnia.  In addition, the body requires VIP in order to make melatonin.  Therefore, many patients who have peripheral neuropathies also had insomnia prior to having peripheral neuropathies.

Many diseases (including peripheral neuropathies) trace their origin to a breakdown in the stress response system of the body.  This system is designed to have a physical reaction to a short-term stress.  However, if there is long-term stress, the nerves do not have adequate circulation to create CGRP and VIP, therefore, peripheral neuropathies can result.

VECTTOR therapy is a form of electrostimulation founded upon principals of acupuncture, reflexology, physiology, cellular physiology, and anatomy and is designed to stimulate the nerves to produce certain vital neuropeptides (including CGRP and VIP) essential for optimal functioning of the body.

One of the most common treatments of chronic pain is physical therapy. It is important to note that physical therapy must not cause pain when performed because it will then diminish the circulation at the cellular level due to the destruction of CGRP.

Many of the traditional treatments for chronic pain can cause the pain to actually increase and/or cause other problems. NSAIDs are well known for causing stomach pain and stomach ulcers. Injections can cause a response from the Autonomic Nervous System (automatic nervous system). Chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 6 weeks) involves the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).

 

 

Common Treatments Tried Before Using VECTTOR:

If you have already tried and found physical therapy, massage, chiropractic treatment, or oral medications to be unsuccessful in relieving your chronic nerve pain, you are not alone. Consider the VECTTOR Therapy system as a safe, painless and effective treatment designed to give you the relief you need to enjoy life again. 

 

What VECTTOR Therapy System Can Do For You?

VECTTOR therapy is a form of electrostimulation founded upon principals of acupuncture, reflexology, physiology, cellular physiology, and anatomy and is designed to stimulate the nerves to produce certain vital neuropeptides (including CGRP and VIP) essential for optimal functioning of the body.

 

The nerve chemicals which play a vital part in the healing process are believed to be produced as VECTTOR stimulates the targeted nerves. An increase in the production of these nerve chemicals produces an increase in circulation to the skin, bone & muscles, circulation that is vital to the healing process.  This increase in circulation results in an increase in the skin surface temperature of the patient’s fingers. VECTTOR monitors this skin surface temperature and, when a satisfactory increase is detected, VECTTOR selects the treatment that showed the best response, assuring that the optimal treatment is being administered, every time treatments are given.