Neuropathy: Causes and Chiropractic Care for Neuropathy
Diabetes is the primary cause of neuropathy. While neuropathy's pain can be devastating, at Life Force Chiropractic, we provide effective neuropathy treatment to help you deal with the discomfort. Visit our Glen Burnie office to start your treatment today!
What Is Neuropathy?
Also known as peripheral neuropathy, neuropathy is the damage of nerve(s) resulting in tingling, numbness, muscle pain, and weakness in the affected part. It often starts in your feet and hands, but it can affect other parts of the body.
Neuropathy usually indicates an underlying problem with your peripheral nervous system. This nervous system is a connection of the nerves outside your spinal cord and brain. In contrast, the central nervous system is made up of the spinal cord and the brain.
The peripheral nervous system allows information transmission to and from the central nervous system. Hence, neuropathy affects neuron to neuron and neuron to central nervous system communication.
Neuropathy can affect:
1. One nerve or nerve type (mononeuropathy)
2. A group of nerves in a particular area (multifocal neuropathy)
3. Numerous peripheral nerves (polyneuropathy).
Causes of Neuropathy
Different conditions can cause neuropathy, including:
Numerous autoimmune diseases can cause neuropathy, for instance, HIV, Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and vasculitis.
Benign or malignant tumors can develop on nerves pressing them and therefore causing neuropathy. Polyneuropathy may also occur in the case of cancer that is connected to the body's immune response.
60% to 70% of diabetic patients experience neuropathy. Diabetes is the leading cause of small fiber neuropathy. This condition leads to a painful and burning sensation in the sufferer's hands and feet.
One can get neuropathy due to injuries from car accidents, fractures, falls, and sports activities.
Some HIV and seizure medications and antibiotics can cause neuropathy. Also, treatments like radiation and cancer chemotherapy can damage your peripheral nerves causing neuropathy.
When you suffer from blood vessel disorder or blood clots, or inflammation that causes decreased blood flow in the legs and arms, you may get neuropathy. The reduced blood flow leads to an insufficient supply of oxygen to the nerve cells, ultimately causing nerve damage or death.
Symptoms of Neuropathy
• Tingling or numbness, especially on your arms and legs
• Falling or loss of coordination
• Muscle weakness
• Muscle twitching or spasms.
• Paralysis- Inability to move part of the body
• Low blood pressure
• Digestive, bladder, and bowel problems
• Sharp, throbbing, and burning pain
Chiropractic Care for Neuropathy
While most people turn to medications to numb the pain, chiropractic care focuses on dealing with the cause of the problem. When you visit Life Force Chiropractic, our chiropractor will do a thorough analysis to identify the affected area. He will then develop a treatment plan for you.
Some of the ways that our exceptional chiropractic care will help you deal with neuropathy include:
1. Increasing blood supply to the nerves
2. Fastening the natural nerve healing process
3. Stimulating damaged nerves for improved balance and reduced pain
Get Effective Neuropathy Treatment at Life Force Chiropractic
Are you suffering from neuropathy? You deserve effective treatment to help you live more comfortably. At Life Force Chiropractic in Glen Burnie, we offer active neuropathy treatment to alleviate the pain. Call (410) 508-9888 to schedule your appointment.