More than 20 million people in the United States have been estimated to have some form of peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition which affects the nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which begins at the spinal cord and goes out to the body, typically the extremities. When the connections malfunction as a result of disease, injury, medications, vitamin deficiencies or inflammation, it results in an interruption in the signals between the brain/spinal cord and the extremities. The symptoms vary and can include a loss of muscle strength, numbness or tingling, burning pain, cramping, stiffness, coldness, and changes in bodily sensations (such as sense of touch in our hand or feet). One of the most recognizable and notable peripheral neuropathies is sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome.
While most of these issues are mild in presentation, some can result in significant altered function of our muscles, changes in urination or bowel control and altered sexual function. As mentioned, many different conditions can result in peripheral neuropathy and each with different treatment recommendations and protocols. At Neurolink Chiropractic we perform a thorough history and neurological exam to identify the cause of the neuropathic disorder as well as the extent and type of nerve damage. Our doctors will look for any evidence of body-wide diseases that may be contributory to the cause, such as diabetes.
Our peripheral neuropathy treatment program consists of one or more of the following treatment procedures depending on the cause of the disorder and include: lifestyle and diet modifications, Infrared Laser Therapy, Nerve Rebuilder therapy, mechanical traction, soft tissue mobilization, and chiropractic manipulation.
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