Breakthrough Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment

Make the decision to get help for your peripheral neuropathy pain today. Stop spending another day wishing for relief! Today is the day you can take action. In order for our doctors to be able to help you, they will need to determine how much nerve damage is present. If we can help you, we will tell you. If we feel we can’t help you, we will tell you that too. Our treatment protocols aim to increase blood flow to certain parts of your body, stimulate your nerves, and decrease your pain. Learn about peripheral neuropathy causes, peripheral neuropathy symptoms, and peripheral neuropathy treatments.

Peripheral neuropathy often causes muscle weakness, numbness and pain primarily in the hands and feet. Neuropathy can also affect other body functions including circulation, digestion and urination. It can be caused by traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, exposure to toxins and inherited causes. However, the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes. Most patients describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling. 

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Peripheral Neuropathy Causes

The peripheral nervous system consists of the nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord. Their job is to carry information between your brain and body. The main functions of this nervous system are voluntary movements such as walking, chewing food and facial expressions. This system also regulates  functions such as heart rate, breathing and digestion. Unlike with the central nervous system, these nerves and cells are not enclosed and protected by the skull and spine . This makes it more susceptible to damage by trauma.

The causes of peripheral neuropathy differ greatly. Neuropathy symptoms are ultimately caused by nerve damage. The following list includes the most common conditions associated with peripheral neuropathy:

  • Diabetes. This is the most common cause of neuropathy. More than 50% of diabetics will develop some form of neuropathy.
  • Autoimmune diseases. Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and vasculitis are autoimmune diseases associated with peripheral neuropathy.
  • Infections. Bacterial and viral infections including shingles, Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr virus, leprosy, hepatitis B and C, HIV and diphtheria.
  • Inherited disorders. Disorders such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are hereditary types of neuropathy.
  • Bone marrow disorders. These include an abnormal protein in the blood (monoclonal gammopathies), a form of bone cancer (myeloma), lymphoma and the rare disease amyloidosis.
  • Tumors. Malignant (cancer) and benign growths can press on nerves or develop on the nerves. In addition, polyneuropathy can result as part of the body’s immune response.
  • Other diseases. Liver disease, kidney disease, connective tissue disorders as well as an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).

Other causes of neuropathies include:

  • Alcoholism. Poor food choices often accompany alcoholism which result in vitamin deficiencies.
  • Exposure to poisons. Industrial chemicals and heavy metals are toxic substances.
  • Medications. Certain medications, especially those used in chemotherapy, can cause peripheral neuropathy.
  • Injury or pressure on the nerve. Acute and chronic injuries, such as car crashes, slips and falls and sports injuries. These types of injuries can damage peripheral nerves. Chronic nerve pressure from repetitive motions can also cause issues.
  • Vitamin deficiencies. Some B vitamins (B1, B6 and B12), vitamin E and niacin are crucial to nerve health.
  • Unknown causes. As many as 1/3 of neuropathies are classified as idiopathic.

Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms

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Complications of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is much more than pain. Complications of this condition are common, and have a significant negative impact on patients’ lives. The most common complications of neuropathy are:

  • Burns and skin injuries. Neuropathy patients have decreased sensation. Some patients may not feel temperature changes or pain, as some parts of their body may feel numb.
  • Infection. You may have injuries on your feet or other areas that you may not feel or be aware of because you have decreased sensation. Check your body often and treat minor injuries before they become infected, especially if you have diabetes.
  • Falls. Muscle weakness and loss of sensation may result in lack of balance and falls.

Prevention Is Possible

Prevention is possible by managing underlying conditions such as diabetes, alcoholism and rheumatoid arthritis. Making healthy lifestyle choices that support your nerve health can help alleviate your symptoms.

Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein help keep your nerves healthy. Prevent vitamin B12 deficiency by eating meats, fish, eggs and low-fat dairy foods. If possible, exercise regularly several times per week. Cut back on smoking, drinking alcohol and reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals.

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At Intouch Chiropractic we utilize the latest technology to treat the underlying causes of peripheral neuropathy symptoms using a multi-prong approach. We don’t mask your symptoms with medications. Our neuropathy protocols include both in-clinic treatments as well as at-home protocols. Every patient receives a personalized treatment program to relieve their symptoms. If you are accepted for care, you will be provided with a comprehensive home protocol kit to help you restore your health and get you back on your feet.

No surgery. No opioids. All natural.

Don’t give up! We treat many patients successfully with our Peripheral Neuropathy Program.

Want help with arm and leg neuropathy? Call our office today at (619) 313-5403 or request an appointment here.

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