This condition develops as a result of trauma or damage to the peripheral nervous system
Constantly feel like you have pins and needles in your feet? This could be a sign of neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy is a progressive disease of the nervous system. This disease causes numbness, tingling, burning and sharp pain in hands, feet, and toes. It can also cause restless leg syndrome, chronic lower back pain, and sciatica.
The peripheral nerve exits the spinal cord and reaches right down to your extremities – hands, legs, feet, and toes. If the damage of the small nerves that go to the hands, feet, and toes occurs, this can cause numbness, tingling, burning, and sharp pain. Many patients with peripheral neuropathy are diabetic, or are taking statin drugs (treating cholesterol), or are chemotherapy patients. Here at Modern Chiropractic, we see many people that are frustrated and not knowing where to turn – they’ve tried drugs and treatments with no relief.
Modern Chiropractic uses a combination of laser treatment, nutritional and chiropractic care to help restore quality of life to those with peripheral neuropathy.
A progressive disease that affects the nervous system, peripheral neuropathy causes sharp pains in your hands, feet, toes as well numbness, burning and tingling. Peripheral neuropathy can also cause:
- Restless leg syndrome
- Chronic lower back pain
It is estimated that around 20 million Americans live with this condition. And it is a condition infamous for disrupting the quality of life and leading to many sleepless nights.
When we talk about peripheral neuropathy we are referring to the peripheral nerve. This comes from the spinal cord and goes to your extremities. If there is any damage to these small nerves that go to your extremities it can cause sharp pain, numbness, tingling and burning.
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Peripheral neuropathy typically affects:
- Chemotherapy patients
- People taking medication for cholesterol
What can cause neuropathic pain?
Neuropathic pain often seems to have no obvious cause. Some of the symptoms can be related to other illnesses or diseases which include:
Common causes of neuropathic pain are:
- Thyroid problems
- Facial nerve problems
- Nerve or spinal cord compression from herniated discs or from arthritis in the spine
- Multiple sclerosis
- Mulitple myeloma
- Arthritis in the spine
Chiropractic care for peripheral neuropathy
Modern Chiropractic offer laser treatments for pain relief to help restore quality of life. The treatments and equipment we use are FDA approved.
The purpose of laser therapy is to help increase circulation around the damaged nerves, and it can bring those nerves back online. In some cases, patients have had a fantastic reduction in pain and discomfort.
Modern Chiropractic offers the following treatment protocol
Chiropractic care is just one aspect of a treatment protocol to help improve reduce pain and improve your quality of life. The treatment protocol includes:
- Nutrition and blood work
- Vibration therapy
- LLLT (lower level laser therapy – FDA approved)
- Infrared Therapy (FDA Approved)
- Chiropractic Adjustments
You don’t have to deal with pain from nerve damage
If you are dealing with symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and aren’t sure what your treatment options are, contact Modern Chiro. Our caring and understanding team will work closely with you to ensure you can achieve a level of comfort—and are satisfied with the treatment you receive.
Modern Chiropractic can provide relief if you are suffering neuropathic pain
Our intensive pre-screening during the initial exam gives indicators which patients will respond to treatment. If you are looking for a drug-free, non-invasive option for treating your neuropathic pain, give us a call. Our team can help you get the treatment you need to better manage, and live with, neuropathy.
To find out how we can help you, or to request a consultation, please contact us today.