What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves. When there is damage to the nerves or the nerves’ protective covering, this can lead to Neuropathy. Each person experiences Neuropathy differently. Some common symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness. Neuropathy can interfere with everyday activities, making it difficult to perform even simple daily tasks.
There is no known cure for Neuropathy. The goal of treating Neuropathy is to slow down the progression of the disease as well as to relieve pain and discomfort. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating Neuropathy. However, chiropractic care may be able to help.
Common Symptoms of Neuropathy
Everyone experiences Neuropathy differently depending on what stage of the disease you are in. Typically, people will experience some combination of the following symptoms:
The pain from neuropathy can be described as a burning sensation. The pain can be constant or come and go. It can also vary in intensity. Some people find the pain to be debilitating and interfere with their day-to-day activities.
You may feel a kind of pain that feels like pins and needles. This feeling can also vary in intensity and be sporadic. Depending on the level of intensity, this can also interfere with everyday activities.
Sometimes Neuropathy will end up causing numbness in the hands, feet, or other extremities. This can make it difficult to walk or feel things in the area.
Another common symptom of Neuropathy is weakness. You may find that you are not able to do certain tasks or activities as easily as you used to because of the weakness caused by Neuropathy.
Feeling off-balance, falling, and other signs of decreased coordination can be a sign of Neuropathy.
Having a low tolerance to heat and warmer temperatures can be a sign of Neuropathy, especially if you have excessive sweating or not being able to sweat to regulate body temperature.
Issues with your digestive system, bowel, or bladder can be a sign of Neuropathy.
Regardless of your Neuropathy symptoms, Chiropractic care can help manage and mitigate the impact it has on your everyday life.
What Causes Neuropathy?
Some of the most common causes of Neuropathy include:
Diabetes: More than half of people with diabetes will develop some type of Neuropathy.
Autoimmune diseases: Several types of autoimmune diseases can lead to Neuropathy.
Infections: Some types of bacterial infections can lead to Neuropathy.
Inherited: Some types of Neuropathy can be inherited in your DNA.
Medications: Some medications can cause Neuropathy, especially ones designed to treat different cancers (Chemotherapy treatments)
Alcoholism: People with alcoholism who also make poor dietary choices can lead to Neuropathy issues.
How Chiropractic Care in Stillwater Helps Neuropathy
Our Chiropractic team specializes in treating the nervous system and can provide relief from Neuropathy symptoms. We focus on making gentle adjustments to your spine, joints, and muscles to relieve pressure off your nervous system. By relieving the pressure points, your nerves can perform better, heal, and significantly reduce your Neuropathy symptoms.
Oftentimes, Neuropathies come from nerve compression in an area of the body that has been altered by injury or disease. This leads to a lot of the common symptoms you experience with Neuropathy: pain, tingling, numbness, etc.
By working with our Chiropractic team in Stillwater, we can help identify the problematic areas and provide adjustments to relieve that tension and stress on your nerves, ultimately reducing the impact Neorapthy is having on our everyday life.
Although there is no cure, Chiropractic care can certainly make your Neuropathy symptoms manageable.
Non-Medication Treatment for Neuropathy and Chronic Nerve Discomfort is Available
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where nerves are damaged causing weakness, burning pain, numbness, tingling, and debilitating balance problems. The damage to the nerves can be caused by many different problems in the body. Poor blood flow to the nerves, toxic levels of sugar in the blood (diabetes), chronic infections, pesticide exposure and genetic variants are a few of the causes of this debilitating condition. The cause is different for every patient and it must be discovered to help the nerves heal!
Can peripheral nerves heal?
Yes! It is well established in the scientific literature that peripheral nerves can and do heal. The key issue is that not only do we need to get the nerves healing but we have to stop whatever is causing the nerve damage in the first place. When the underlying cause of the neuropathy is discovered and proper support for the nerves are provided it optimizes the ability for the nerves to heal!
In order to effectively heal nerve damage, four factors must be determined:
- What is the underlying cause of the nerve damage?
- How severe is the nerve damage?
- What types of nerve fibers are damaged?
You have sensory nerves (both small fiber nerves and large diameter nerves) and motor nerves (that control movement of your muscles) NOTE: If there is muscle weakness from neuropathy for greater than two years the damage to the muscles will probably be permanent!
How much treatment will the nerves require to heal?
This will be dependent on the degree of nerve damage and what types of fibers are damaged.
The treatment we provide has four main goals…
- Optimize the environment within the body for nerve healing.
- Increase blood flow to the nerves.
- Stimulate the nerves that are damaged (small fiber, large diameter, or motor nerves) to reduce pain and improve balance.
- Decrease brain-based pain.
Our exclusive treatment system increases blood flow to the nerves in the feet and/or hands, which helps to rejuvenate nerves naturally and has returned many of our patient’s feet and/or hands to normal (see testimonials below). No surgery. No addictive medications.
Our proprietary and comprehensive treatment program utilizes up to 8 different state-of-the-art technologies and is unlike any treatment program you may have already experienced.
Chiropractic Treatment for Neuropathy in Stillwater
If you’re experiencing Neuropathy and want help slowing down the progression and alleviating your symptoms, we’re here for you. Book an appointment to consult with our Chiropractic team here in Stillwater today.
Don’t allow your Neuropathy to progress any further than it has to!
4 Vital Components to Our Neuropathy Protocol
Electromagnetic Infrared Therapy
One of the treatment technologies we use to increase blood flow and repair the nerve is our new Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT). The light therapy signals Vasoendothelial Growth (VEGF), which signals the production of angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is the creation of the new blood vessels, which is needed to repair nerve damage. These blood vessels grow back around the peripheral nerves and provide them with the proper nutrients to heal and repair. This technology has 21 peer-reviewed studies with a 97% success rate with peripheral neuropathy.
We use state of the art digital electro therapeutic stimulation to assist in the growth of the nerves called Nerve Re-Education. This is used by the Cancer Centers of America in order to help those going through Chemotherapy rebuild the nerves. Nerve Re-Education can even be done at home, so therapy can be done daily! The results can be immediate in both pain relief and restoration of normal sensation.
Advanced Nutrition Therapy
Proper nutrition in support of our other VITAL COMPONENTS is vital for optimal tissue and nerve repair. Our Advanced Nutritional Therapies have been to designed to accelerate the healing process by affecting the complex processes of inflammation, blood flow, and bioavailable nitric oxide.
In-Clinic Visits & Online Education
In synergy with your home infrared electromagnetic & electrostimulation therapy you will visit the office 1x per week for our in-clinic protocol. Each vital component is equally important for patient results.