By the time Judy saw Dr. Levine, she had results from her initial bloodwork as well as follow-up tests that showed improvement in her neuropathy over time.
“When I went to see Dr. Levine, he knew I was serious about this,” Judy explains. “It’s hard, because a lot of people I meet with neuropathy are not willing to change their diet or exercise. They just want a pill to make it go away.”
Judy was relieved when Dr. Levine spent an hour with her reviewing her files, discussing her lifestyle changes and answering her many questions.
“He explained a lot to me that I didn’t understand,” she notes. “For example, I didn’t know that when nerves regrow, they hurt.”
This information set her at ease and motivated her to continue to do what she could to manage her condition through diet, exercise and supplements, and with support from dietitian Lisa Gonzalez and exercise physiologist Maira Perez at HonorHealth’s Bob Bové Neuroscience Institute Wellness Clinic. Her hard work and commitment to her health paid dividends because after one year, her symptoms improved and a repeat skin biopsy showed that her nerves had regrown and, in fact, were now normal.
Although she still experiences the occasional flare-up and has some numbness and tingling in her body, Judy has shown significant improvement and has reclaimed her life. She’s so passionate about taking control of her own care that she even wrote a booklet about her experience and helps coach other neuropathy patients as they navigate their own diagnoses.
“I just wish every person with neuropathy could see Dr. Levine,” she insists. “You don’t know how happy I am to be sitting here with a normal life again.”
Dr. Levine was thrilled to see that Judy’s diligence had paid off.
“Her improvement is based on her active involvement in changing and improving her overall wellness,” he notes. “Our bodies are machines, and the better we treat them, the longer they will perform correctly. In most cases, these interventions can have a very big effect on a patient’s health.”