Conditions That Cause Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuropathy Testing & Treatment in Sycamore, IL: The peripheral nervous system sends information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Approximately 21 million Americans are affected by peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes or diseases and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus.
Signs and Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy Might Include:
- Gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms
- Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, freezing or burning pain
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Lack of coordination and falling
- Muscle weakness or paralysis
- Heat intolerance and altered sweating
- Bowel, bladder or digestive problems
- Changes in blood pressure which can cause feelings of dizziness or light headedness
Testing for Peripheral Neuropathy
A neurological evaluation that consists of a number of simple and painless tests is usually performed to diagnose peripheral neuropathy. NCV and EMG testing is also performed. Depending on your symptoms and the outcome of the neurological evaluation/tests, you may encounter other tests that can determine what type of peripheral neuropathy you have.
Peripheral Neuropathy Therapy Can Help Reduce Pain
Getting oxygen and nutrients to damaged nerves is key in treating peripheral neuropathy.
According to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, neuropathy pain in the arms and legs is the second most common ailment treated by chiropractors. The vertebral joints of the spine begin to degenerate as we get older, leading to more pressure on the roots of the spinal nerves, causing symptoms. Spinal adjustments bring the vertebrae back into alignment, releasing trapped or compressed nerves. Many studies have shown that chiropractic care as a supplemental therapy can substantially decrease symptoms and pain in patients as well.
At Sycamore Integrated Health, we provide many natural methods of treatment to manage neuropathy pain. Our chiropractors work with our patients to determine which treatments will be the most effective in treating their specific pain. We have the latest technologies and equipment for your treatment plan. All of these can help the body and reduce nerve pain in the hands and feet.
Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy at Our Multi-Disciplinary Facility
In addition to chiropractic care, we incorporate very effective treatment options including cold laser therapy, which increases nitric oxide and oxygen to the affected area. The various treatment methods for effective relief that we offer include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Cold laser therapy
- Trigger point injections
- Regenerative medicine
- Massage therapy