A staggering 20 Million Americans suffer each year from Peripheral Neuropathy, a condition traced to a malfunction in the peripheral nerves. This painful neuropathy can be traced back to disorders like diabetes or malnutrition. In fact, 60% of diabetics experience diabetic neuropathy. At BeachView Chiropractic those who are suffering from the disorder may find relief here.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral nerve damage in any part of the body causes effects such as muscle weakness or loss of sensation like touch on one side of your foot. It could make day-to-day tasks difficult to do without assistance from another person or to use adaptive devices if appropriate.
Peripheral neuropathy is a common type of neuropathy. It can happen due to injury, infection, or other causes that disturb the nerves in your arms and legs. Your symptoms may start mild, but they will get worse over time if it is not cared for properly before the damage gets too bad.
- Numbness and tingling in the feet or hands
- Burning, stabbing or shooting pain in affected areas
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Muscle weakness, especially in the feet
Chiropractors Treatment Approach
Once Dr. Chris Rush has isolated the impacted nerves, he will start to work on developing a treatment plan. As an example, Dr. Chris Rush may use a series of adjustments to free nerves that may have been trapped, pinched, or impinged. Then, Dr. Rush may use other treatment options, such as heat therapy or electrical muscle stimulation, to treat inflammation that could be contributing to peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Rush may also provide you with corrective exercises you can do at home. These exercises are important because they may help you keep your joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves properly lined up while also providing vulnerable parts of your body with the support they require during the healing process.
It’s important to realize that many factors in our lives contribute to chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain; these may include poor posture, muscle tension, or joint misalignment affecting nerves and muscles connected with them. If you have been living with chronic nerve-related pain for months or even years without relief from traditional therapies like medication or physical therapy. In that case, it might be time to give chiropractic care a try. Call BeachView Chiropractic Center today!