Story and photos by Eddie Roach, Contributing Writer

Nerve Renewal Neuropathy Clinic will mark its one year anniversary with a Community Coffee sponsored by the Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber followed by a ribbon cutting and Open House. The event is scheduled for March 23 at the clinic in the Edgewater Medical Center, 3705 NW 63rd St., Suite 101. Community Coffee will be from 8-9 a.m.
“This is a special opportunity to show the community what’s been accomplished in our first year serving patients,” said Tim Bales, CEO and Director of Business Development. “We appreciate the recognition from the Chamber and look forward to showcasing our first clinic – one of three now serving the metro.”
Nerve Renewal is a full-year into it’s plan to open multiple neuropathy clinics in the greater Oklahoma City area. Why so many? Bales said it’s important to have convenient locations and flexible hours because it’s difficult for many patients to travel far because of the persistent pain.
Nerve Renewal provides non-invasive treatments for neuropathy and nerve pain, providing relief from pain or tingling in the feet and hands. Conditions treated include peripheral neuropathy, chemotherapy induced neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, phantom limb syndrome and post-surgical nerve pain.
The mission is to help Oklahomans renew their quality of life through innovative nerve pain treatments that provide safe and effective relief so that patients reclaim their joy, mobility, and freedom. Patients do not need a doctor’s referral, and treatments are covered by major insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid and the VA.
“Seniors want a larger role in their health care, and Nerve Renewal offers just that,” said Marilyn Olson, executive director of VillagesOKC, a nonprofit which promotes empowered independence and is a mentor to Nerve Renewal.
She said many older adults with neuropathy of the feet are prone to stumble and fall – and falls are the leading cause of injury among adults 65 and older.
“Many with neuropathy of the feet are prone to stumble and fall,” Olson said. “Every year, falls result in hospitalization of approximately 7,000 older adults and the death of more than 450 older adults in Oklahoma.”
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that results from damage to nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord. Those who have peripheral neuropathy often experience pain, numbness, and weakness in their hands and feet. This can affect other things too, like walking or digestion. The cause of peripheral neuropathy can vary depending on the person, but it is most commonly caused by diabetes, chemotherapy, or trauma to the nerve endings. Some people with this condition describe the pain as stabbing or burning sensations.
Studies show that 80% of patients experience a long-term reduction in pain without surgery or medication through the use of proven Electroanalgesia (EA) treatments provided by Nerve Renewal. The high-frequency energy blocks the pain signal in the injured part of the body, providing lasting relief with no recovery needed.
The treatment regimen is typically from 16 to 24 treatments. Therapy combines injections of pharmaceutical-grade nutrient blend with electroanalgesia to provide relief from symptoms.
In addition to the northwest location, Nerve Renewal Neuropathy Clinics are located at 9821 S May Ave., Suite B, and 4019 N Flood Ave. in Norman. More locations are planned for the near future.