- Neuropathy has over 100 causes.
- Neuropathy can be debilitating and lead to gangrene, infections, and even amputation.
- More than 20 million people in the US alone suffer from peripheral neuropathy.
- Neuropathy does not have to control your life. Getting to the cause of your neuropathy is the starting point that allows you to stop it in its tracks and start the healing process naturally without drugs or surgery.
What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy refers to various conditions that affect and damage the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system refers to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. The types of nerves that can be affected are your motor nerves, sensory nerves, and autonomic nerves. Damage to these nerves can be caused by over 100 different causes. These causes include things like chemotherapy, diabetes, direct trauma, autoimmune disorders, and kidney and liver disorders just to name a few.
Peripheral neuropathy and its effects.
Peripheral neuropathy can manifest itself in many ways. Depending on what area(s) of the body (i.e. hands, feet, etc.) are affected dictate the signs and symptoms experienced. If the motor nerves are affected, we can expect to see things such as muscle weakness, cramps, muscle atrophy (muscle shrinking), twitching, and even loss of function. When the large sensory fibers of our sensory nerves are damaged, we can expect to see issues with the ability to touch and feel things. We can also see issues with our ability to sense the position of our hands/feet in space which can create difficulties in coordinating complex movements such as walking, going upstairs, maintaining balance, and buttoning buttons. If the small fibers of the sensory nerves are affected, then our ability to feel pain and temperature will be altered. This can lead to both heightened or diminished sensations of pain and temperature. Things that typically do not cause pain, like walking or putting on socks, can end up causing excruciating pain.
It is time to take care of your neuropathy.
As you know, peripheral neuropathy can be a devastating disease. It can lead to a lifetime of medications, altered activities of daily living, and if not managed correctly, can lead to gangrene, or even amputation. This does not have to be the case for you though. Our team of highly trained doctors can provide you another option to stop your neuropathy from progressing, and start to heal and reverse it altogether. Many of our patients that come to us for neuropathy are feeling hopeless like they have exhausted all of their options and resources, but let us provide you with another opportunity, for hope. We can provide you with a detailed exam to see exactly what we can do to help you. Due to our thorough testing and our intricate and effective treatments we have a 70-97% success rate depending on the severity of your neuropathy. Our team is excited to see how we can help you with your neuropathy. To schedule an exam or to register for one of our neuropathy webinars, contact us at https://www.abundantlifechiropractor.com/neuropathy/.