Dr. Valerie Monteiro
and Dr. John Coppola
are the founders of the San Antonio Neuropathy Center
. They have over 2 decades worth of clinical experience and have been successfully treating peripheral neuropathy for the past 10 years.
“As founders of the “San Antonio Neuropathy Center”, we became frustrated with the standard medical care being offered
to patients suffering with Peripheral Neuropathy. Patients suffering with neuropathy are told, “The cause of neuropathy is
unknown and once you have neuropathy – it’s permanent; you just need to learn to live with it”.
To make matters worse, patients are being given numerous medications to treat their pain from neuropathy, such as Neurontin® (gabapentin), Lyrica® (pregabalin), Cymbalta® (duloxetine hydrochloride), NORCO® (Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen), etc. The problem with this approach is that the medications do nothing to heal the nerves. At best, they only mask the pain, while the neuropathy continues to worsen. However, the real problem begins with all of the side effects created by the medications.
In some cases, the side effects can be just as severe as the neuropathy itself.
Unsatisfied with conventional treatments, that yielded little to no results for patients, Dr. Monteiro, and Dr. Coppola, set out
on a quest to discover how to heal peripheral nerve damage leading to neuropathy. Their research ultimately led them to write a book on the topic, “Defeat Neuropathy Now … In Spite of Your Doctor”.
“While researching for our book, we discovered that neuropathy cases labeled as idiopathic
(unknown cause), actually had very clear underlying causes that could be treated and reversed!“
Based on proven research from prestigious institutions, such as, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, the doctors were able to devise a very effective protocol that does not just mask the symptoms, but actually repairs peripheral nerve damage. When the damaged nerves begin to heal, the symptoms are alleviated (burning, numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pain). Balance, strength, and normal sensory perception (the ability to feel hot, cold, light touch, vibration etc) are also restored, which is critical for preventing patients from injuries like falls.