What is peripheral neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that comes from damage to the peripheral nerves. Those are the nerves that connect your spinal cord and brain to the rest of your body. The peripheral nerves control sensation, movement, and coordination, and can cause numbness and pain in your limbs, specifically your hands and feet. This condition can be painful and serious and could mean that there are even more serious underlying conditions causing it.
It is important to seek treatment immediately when you notice symptoms so that more damage is not caused, and so you can start feeling some relief. Neuropathy might start out with just some weakness or tingling in the body and then increase to numbness. This is a sign that something is interfering with the nerves’ connection to the “network” and can cause pain, weakness, and numbness.
What Causes This Condition?
Some common causes of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Lower back issues
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Car accidents and other injuries
- Pinched nerves
- Vitamin deficiency
- Medication side effects
- Genetic conditions
- Shingles or Lyme disease
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Liver disease and kidney disease
Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Neuropathic Pain
We offer many different treatments when it comes to peripheral neuropathy. One type of treatment we offer is platelet-rich plasma, or PRP injections. This is a type of regenerative treatment that utilizes platelets that have been extracted from your own blood to help stimulate healing in the damaged nerves. This is very safe and minimally invasive as it only requires a small amount of your blood to be drawn, the platelets are extracted from the sample and concentrated from there, and then they are injected into the damaged area to promote tissue repair.
Chiropractic care is another non-surgical way to help treat peripheral neuropathy. Through manual adjustments, chiropractic care helps bring your spine back into alignment, allowing your body to function properly. A misalignment in the vertebrae could be what is causing your nerve pain. Adjusting your spine back into the proper position makes your body function better and helps to treat discomfort related to peripheral neuropathy.
Spinal decompression is another good treatment option for peripheral neuropathy because it works to relieve the pressure on the nerves causing you pain. This treatment involves a device that stretches out the spine gently, allowing it to go back into its natural position. When your discs are out of alignment, it can cause pressure on the nerves, resulting in some of the symptoms and pain associated with peripheral neuropathy.
Laser therapy is another treatment option we offer to treat peripheral neuropathy. This non-invasive therapy option is performed by using a beam of light that focuses on an exact wavelength and is used to stimulate the cells around the problem area. This helps to promote healing and blood flow to the affected nerve and helps to treat the symptoms associated with the nerve damage.
If you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy, give us a call today to set up a complimentary consultation to find out how our alternative treatment options can help you.