Over 20 million people suffer from Neuropathy in the United States. This debilitating condition causes pain, burning/ tingling sensation, and numbness in the hands and feet. We offer a brand new treatment that promotes blood flow and brings vital nutrients to the damaged nerves. Our advanced methods effectively reduce pain while promoting healing to the nerves and restoring function to the hands and feet. The combination of advanced diagnostic testing, integrative physical medicine and laser technology allow us to get results where others have failed.
What Is Neuropathy?
Any type of threat or damage to one’s nerves may cause neuropathy. There are several types of neuropathy, but damage occurring in the long nerves that innervate the hands, legs and feet is the most common, which is called peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a subcategory of peripheral neuropathy that is specifically caused by diabetes and consequences of an altered sugar metabolism. Peripheral neuropathy may be associated with diverse symptoms, but they are all caused by damage to the affected nerves by diverse threats or diseases. Nerves may contain motor fibers that innervate the muscles, sensory fibers that are responsible for sensations, such as touch, temperature or pain, or autonomic fibers that innervate blood vessels, regulate blood pressure, the heart rate or control bladder muscles. Any nerve may have a combination of all three fiber types, but motor and sensory fibers are better represented in peripheral nerves, which translates into motor and sensory deficiencies in peripheral neuropathy.
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Neuropathy?
Neuropathy may involve symptoms such as muscle weakness, poor hand and feet control or improper coordination caused by damage to the motor fibers. Sensory fiber damage may cause:
- Pins and needles feelings
- Numbness in the hands or feet
- Tingling and burning, or itching
- Sharp shooting or burning pains
- Partial or complete loss of sensation
Patients may have diverse sensory symptoms and the descriptions may vary, but they generally involve some combination of these symptoms and sensations. The onset is usually gradual, but spontaneous symptoms may also occur. Frequently, it is possible to achieve long-lasting remission of symptoms or a substantial reduction of pain and physical distress through non-invasive therapies, such as:
- neuromuscular re-education
- vibrational traction
- or chiropractic correction
which train the brain and the nerves to function better after damage has occurred. Sometimes, the symptoms may disappear completely if the cause of neuropathy is identified and eliminated, which is why Spine Correction Center specialists put a lot of effort to provide a thorough assessment of patients.
What Causes Neuropathy?
Neuropathy may be caused by:
- Structural abnormalities in the spinal vertebrae or bones and joints that may exert compression or alter the normal pathway of certain nerves
- Traumas, injuries or compression exerted by tumors on the nerves
- Autoimmune diseases
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and metals
- Genetic disorders
- Virus or bacterial infections
- Kidney or liver failure
- Severe vitamin or mineral deficiencies caused by a poor diet or malnutrition
- Endocrine disorders, such as hypothyroidism, may also cause damage to the nerves
Neuropathy diagnosis is challenging and difficult because only an accurate and thorough evaluation may reveal the precise cause of neuropathy, which is the first step towards elaborating an effective treatment to address the root of the problem.
Treatment For Neuropathy
Too many doctors prescribe painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs without performing a thorough evaluation of neuropathy symptoms and causes. In severe cases, patients may be prescribed opiate-derived pain-relief medication, which may become addictive if taken for a long time. Even with non-addictive drugs for pain, tolerance to the effects may develop in many patients. The only correct way to treat neuropathy is to identify the underlying cause and address the abnormality. Controlling blood sugar levels, treating alcohol abuse, improving one’s nutrition, treating or managing autoimmune diseases, correcting the spinal, muscle or bone structural abnormalities through non-invasive, chiropractic therapies are some of the solid treatment strategies that need to be implemented in individual cases depending on the cause of neuropathy.
At the Spine Correction Center of the Rockies, highly skilled medical professionals and chiropractors adopt a conservative treatment strategy that involves a thorough diagnosis and management of the identified cause rather than superficial treatment of isolated symptoms. (At the end of the day the one thing that all neuropathies have in common is localized irritation of nerves that results in dysfunctional blood flow to the nerve. All the treatment strategies that we employ are designed to help the nerve regain its function by restoring its normal localized blood flow and then eliminating whatever is irritating the nerve if it can be found. By incorporating medical treatment with rehabilitation, and chiropractic, we are achieving results with neuropathy where other’s have failed. Lifestyle adjustments, solid nutritional advice and treatment of collateral medical problems completes the holistic, non-invasive approach adopted by Spine Correction Center.
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If you experience bothersome symptoms associated with neuropathy, don’t hesitate to benefit from a free consultation at the Spine Correction Center of the Rockies. Superbly trained chiropractors and medical personnel are ready to identify the cause of your neuropathy and elaborate an individual treatment strategy that incorporates non-invasive, drug-free therapies, correction of the underlying medical problem and professional nutritional and lifestyle advice.