Neuropathy

Chiropractor for Neuropathy Rochester NY

Not all effective treatments for neuropathy require medication.

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.

The below video describes how utilizing one of our treatments, infrared light, increases local circulation and benefits people with peripheral neuropathy.

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:

  • Sciatica
  • 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.

While most people associate diet with weight loss, that is only one very narrow aspect of diet. Technically, how you eat every day is your diet. And there is plenty of evidence to show that a change in diet can help improve symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy. Which is why you will find nutrition part of our treatment protocol to help with neuropathic pain.

Peripheral neuropathy typically affects:

  • Diabetics
  • 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:

  • Diabetes
  • Alcoholism
  • Shingles
  • Thyroid problems
  • Amputation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Facial nerve problems
  • HIV
  • Amputation
  • 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.

FAQs

Peripheral neuropathy is a disease that affects the nervous system, causing numbness, tingling, sharp pain and a burning sensation in the hands, feet and toes. The condition can also lead to a range of other issues, including restless leg syndrome, chronic lower back pain, and sciatica.

One of the most common causes of the disease is nerve damage caused by diabetes. Other risk factors for peripheral neuropathy include having high blood pressure, being overweight, and being over the age of 40 years old. The condition can also be caused by injury in cases where trauma damages the nerves, while a number of chronic diseases can also lead to nerve damage. These include kidney disorders, hypothyroidism, illnesses that cause chronic inflammation, and certain vitamin deficiencies. Some medications can also cause damage to the nerves.

At Modern Chiropractic, we use a combination of strategies, including laser treatment, nutritional guidance and chiropractic care, to help patients manage the uncomfortable symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. With the use of infrared light, we are able to increase local circulation in the body, which helps to relieve some of the symptoms of the condition.

Yes! We offer a range of drug-free, non-invasive treatment options for peripheral neuropathy. Our treatment protocol includes nutrition and blood work, vibration therapy, lower level laser therapy, infrared therapy, as well as chiropractic adjustments to help manage pain and other uncomfortable symptoms of the condition. The goal of our treatment protocol is to help restore quality of life to patients who suffer from peripheral neuropathy, including those who have tried drugs and other treatments with no relief.

Laser therapy helps to increase circulation around the damaged nerves, and can even restore function in the affected nerves. Laser therapy can go a long way in reducing pain and discomfort caused as a result of peripheral neuropathy.

Yes, there is research to suggest that certain dietary changes can help to improve some of the symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy. For this reason, nutrition forms an important part of our treatment protocol to help with neuropathic pain. We will recommend dietary changes based on your specific situation, including your particular symptoms and any other underlying conditions you may have.

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