What is neuropathy? This condition is a result of damage to your your peripheral nerves. These nerves connect the brain and spinal cord to the entire body. They control the function of sensation, motor coordination and movement. The most common symptoms of neuropathy is pain or numbness in your feet or hands. Many times patients will come to us with numbness in their feet or they ask; why are my feet hot at night, they have no idea that they are suffering from peripheral neuropathy.
Neuropathy is a serious and painful condition. It may be an indicator of something even more serious. Come in and discuss the proper treatment protocol with our team and get back to feeling like you again in no time!
If a nerve issue is causing you to feel pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling anywhere in your body, our doctors can help. Our medical clinic offers a range of safe and effective treatments for neuropathy caused by a variety of factors.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
When the nerves responsible for transmitting messages from the brain through the spinal cord to the other areas of the body are affected by injury or disease, it can result in peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral nerves form a network throughout the body, connecting all areas to the spinal cord and brain. Any interference with this network can cause a range of unpleasant sensations from numbness to pain.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Injections: PRP is another injectable regenerative treatment which uses platelets derived from your own blood in a highly concentrated form to stimulate nerve tissue repair. Both regenerative therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections are only minimally invasive, and there is no downtime after treatment.
Chiropractic Care: Manual chiropractic adjustments can also help treat peripheral neuropathy. When any of the spine’s vertebrae are not in correct alignment, the body is prevented from functioning at an optimal level. If our doctor detects any misaligned vertebrae, a gentle technique is used to adjust it back into proper position. A chiropractic adjustment is often enough to restore proper nerve function and relieve the discomfort associated with peripheral neuropathy.
Spinal Decompression: Spinal decompression is often helpful for neuropathy as we find many patients with neuropathy also have spinal issues that are pressing on the nerves and contributing to the condition. This is a chiropractic treatment involving a table-like device that gently stretches the spine, allowing the soft spinal discs to regain their natural form and return to their normal position. When discs are returned to their normal position and no longer pressing on the nerve root, it reduces pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord and can alleviate much of the pain of peripheral neuropathy.
Laser Therapy: Laser therapy is another effective treatment for peripheral neuropathy. This non-invasive, painless procedure involves a beam of focused light at a specific wavelength that stimulates the cells surrounding the affected nerve, enhancing blood flow and promoting more rapid healing.
Common Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuropathy has many causes, commonly including:
- Lower back issues
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Car accidents and other injuries from many different causes
- Pinched nerves
- Vitamin deficiency
- A side effect of certain medications
- Genetic conditions
- Certain types of infections such as shingles or Lyme disease
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Liver disease and kidney disease
If you or a loved one have symptoms of neuropathy call us! Our doctors will design a customized care plan tailored to your situation.