By April Smyth
Dr. Shawn Richey, DC is a proud Pittsburgh native who has devoted his life’s work to helping those struggling with Peripheral Neuropathy, a condition of the central nervous system that causes numbness, pain, and weakness, typically affecting the hands and feet. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for this ailment, and many deem it “untreatable.”
In 2013, after years of having a successful chiropractic practice and listening to multiple patients who were suffering from the syndrome, Dr. Shawn decided to focus his efforts on the research and treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy. This affliction affects nearly 30 million people. While the most common cause of this disease is diabetes, it can also occur as a result of an injury, exposure to toxins, chemotherapy, medications, vitamin deficiencies, infections, alcoholism, auto-immune disorders, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and more.
Through his research, Dr. Shawn discovered he could help people with safe, FDA approved state-of-the-art treatments such as Infrared Therapy, Photomodulation, and Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy as an alternative to prescription medication, which tends to temporarily mask the symptoms but not cure the disease.
According to Dr. Richey, “We’ve treated thousands of patients with neuropathy with this breakthrough technology and have had a 90 percent satisfaction rate.”
So many patients have been suffering for years with neuropathy. A copious amount feel hopeless. As the disease progresses, the symptoms worsen. Blood flow is often less than adequate. Countless patients complain that they experience severe pain and numbness simultaneously along with painful cramping, burning and tingling, difficulty walking, and sleep interruption.
Complications often follow in severe cases including falls due to loss of balance, dependency on pain medications, pressure ulcers (open wounds) of feet, and even gangrene (death of tissue).
Gretchen B., Dr. Shawn’s patient says, “My PCP prescribed all the meds for neuropathy that are on the market. That made me feel drunk and I had bad dreams. My feet felt like they were on fire; painful and pins and needles. It kept me awake at night. After many sleepless nights, I heard Dr. Richey on KDKA with Rob Pratte. I thought I would give this a try since I have tried so many other things and nothing had worked. I am 90 percent improved since I completed the program. Kelly, Karen, and Dr. Shawn added to the positive experience. I am very grateful for all their care and concern. I certainly will recommend Dr. Shawn’s Program. It’s all good.”
Another patient, Bob from New Castle writes, “My brother-in-law told me about Dr. Shawn Richey after hearing about him on KDKA. I was skeptical at first, and it took me about six months before I finally called his office and scheduled an appointment. I have suffered with neuropathy in my legs, after just one of Dr. Shawn’s treatments I could move my toes. I have now gone through half of the program and I am 80 percent cured, and I know I will be fully healed. About two years ago, I was in so much pain that I gave up hunting and fishing. Now I plan on going back to doing both of those things again. Dr. Shawn’s work is fantastic and everyone that I know that has gone to him has been very pleased.”
The aforementioned high-tech Laser Therapy provided by Dr. Richey and his staff is powerful, proven, safe, and effective. With these treatments, circulation is improved and pain is significantly reduced. Incidentally, the website for Neuropathy Treatment Centers of Pittsburgh was named after Mary, a patient turned employee.
Mary had great success with Dr. Shawn’s program and wanted to help others affected by neuropathy. “I suffered for 12 long years, starting in my mid 40’s. My legs were numb almost to my knees. I couldn’t understand how you could have numbness and such pain at the same time. The leg and feet cramps were horrible too. I was walking around the house and unable to sleep most nights. The neurologist kept increasing the number of pills at each visit and told me there is no cure. I was told that I would need a cane soon and eventually be in a wheelchair. I really hit the jackpot when I found Dr. Shawn Richey! I started my treatments in May 2014. I was skeptical at first but found relief after a few treatments. I talked with other patients and found they were healing as well. I am now pain-free 98 percent of the time and I now have my life back! Dr. Shawn has opened a satellite office in Latrobe. He has trained me to heal others. Make an appointment and talk about neuropathy with me!”
Dr. Richey has three locations in Wexford/Sewickley, 2591 Wexford Bayne Rd.; Latrobe, 1901 Ligonier St.; and Washington, 1385 Washington Rd., Suite 100 (across from the Meadows). Call 724-940-9000 for your consultation today and kick neuropathy to the curb! Visit www.marydancedin.com.