Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy.
While neuropathy can be severe, the most common forms of neuropathy include diabetic neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica which are actually quite prevalent in adult populations. The symptoms of neuropathy greatly depend on the type of nerves that are damaged, ranging from autonomic nerves, motor nerves, and sensory nerves.
Treating Neuropathy with Corrective Chiropractic Care
Neuropathy is a condition that develops over time and affects the central and peripheral nervous system. Usually caused by an underlying disease or condition, neuropathy should be considered a warning sign of major medical conditions. Peripheral neuropathy affects the nerves in our extremities, and the symptoms of neuropathy are usually subtle in the beginning. They take time to develop, which is why when you start to feel any changes in your body or new pains, you should schedule a consultation.
For many patients, neuropathy begins with a tingling or numbness that occur in the fingers and toes. As time goes on, the numbness begins to spread and may also develop into prickly or sharp pains in the extremities. As neuropathy progresses, patients may feel that their balance is being lost more often. Because neuropathy affects the nervous system as well as the bodies ability to balance, it is important to seek help and treat neuropathy as soon as you can.
How can corrective chiropractic help
Many patients are turning to chiropractic care as an alternative treatment not only for the pain they experience with neuropathy but also for the chance to correct the underlying causes of neuropathy and help slow down the progression of the medical condition as much as possible. By treating neuropathy with corrective chiropractic care, you are using an all-natural and therapeutic approach to treating your symptoms and the pain you may be suffering from.
Along with this, chiropractic care for neuropathy will focus on treating the underlying conditions causing nerve pain as well as the inflammation that your body is producing from your neuropathy. Treating the inflammation will help to ease your pain in different joints and extremities. Many patients are looking not only to reduce their pain but to also improve their overall quality of life without relying on medication.