Suffering from Neuropathy Pain?
Experiencing persistent tingling or numbness in your hands or feet? Weakness, burning, or stabbing sensations in other parts of the body? Fortunately in many cases, there are treatment options for peripheral neuropathy that can provide you some relief.
Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
Peripheral neuropathy is a term that describes damage to the peripheral nerves. These nerves send information from the brain and central nervous system to the rest of the body.
The pain associated with this condition has been described as stabbing, burning, or tingling. If you suffer from it, you may notice you have weakness, pain, or numbness in your hands or feet.
The symptoms you experience depend largely on the location of the damage as each type of nerve in the peripheral systems serves a different purpose. Sensory nerves, for example, receive sensations from vibration, touch, pain, and temperature, while motor nerves control muscle movement. Autonomic nerves control heart rate, digestion, blood pressure, and your bladder.
If peripheral neuropathy affects your sensory nerves, you might notice you have an extreme sensitivity to touch. Those who have peripheral neuropathy that affects the motor nerves might have a lack of coordination or muscle weakness. Peripheral neuropathy that affects the autonomic nerves causes heat intolerance, changes in blood pressure, or bowel or digestive issues.
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What causes this condition?
There are actually a number of reasons for the onset of peripheral neuropathy: alcoholism, vitamin deficiency, diabetes, certain autoimmune diseases, and infection contribute to its onset, as well.
Other possible causes of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Certain medications
- Exposure to poison
- Bone marrow disorders
- Kidney or liver disease
How does a chiropractor treat it?
Dr. Adamson uses a class 4 deep tissue laser to reduce pain and discomfort and promote the healing of the nerves.
He also uses spinal decompression because it has the potential to take pressure off the nerves in the spinal cord and allow any nerve damage to heal. Learn about this procedure here.
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Another option in Dr. Adamson’s arsenal is vibration therapy, which consists of him placing a device that vibrates in the areas where you’re experiencing pain or other symptoms. The vibrations improve circulation and increase nerve firing. Other possible treatments include supplements for vitamin deficiencies, chiropractic adjustments, and exercise therapy.
If you have any symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and are in the Estero, Fort Myers, or Bonita area, consider contacting Dr. Adamson for an appointment. Since 2001 he has been treating patients for a number of health-related issues with measurable results.
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