What is Neuropathy? Neuropathy refers to a health condition that is characterized by symptoms like numbness and tingling in your hands and feet. The nerves that connect your brain and spinal cord to your body are affected as the nerve function is disrupted and your quality of life begins to slide.
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The stabbing, burning, and tingling of peripheral neuropathy can be tough to ignore. Our regenerative treatments can help get to the root cause of your neuropathy pain and provide you with the long-lasting relief you need.
Take advantage of a free evaluation with one of our skilled doctors and learn more about the advanced pain relief therapies available to you.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
“Neuropathy” refers to dysfunction or disease related to the nerves, and “peripheral”—in this context—refers to “beyond” the brain and spinal cord.
Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerve damage disrupts communication between the nerves, spinal cord, and brain.
The peripheral nerves form an incredibly intricate network that connects the skin, muscles, and internal organs to the spinal cord and brain. Peripheral nerves originate at the spinal cord and branch out into the body along lines called dermatomes.
When nerve damage affects a dermatome, that area of the body can no longer communicate properly with the brain. The breakdown in communication can lead to unusual—typically unpleasant—sensations in the affected area.
Treatment Options for Neuropathy
The most effective treatment option for peripheral neuropathy isn’t always obvious.
Our doctors perform a thorough examination to determine which type of therapy—or a combination of therapies—is most appropriate for your unique situation.
Our patients have experienced excellent results with:
It is best to seek help at the first sign of weakness, tingling, or pain. The earlier we can diagnose your condition and begin treatment, the higher the likelihood of preventing further damage.
Causes and Symptoms Of Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathy can be caused by a handful of different issues and conditions, or a combination of problems that join together to produce symptoms. If you are experiencing the pain of neuropathy, it’s important to take action to find a non-surgical solution so you can finally get the relief you need.
Common causes of neuropathy include:
- Diabetes– this is the most common cause
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bacterial or viral infection
- Decreased blood flow: Ischemia
Symptoms commonly include:
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet that gradually spreads to the arms or legs
- Sensations of burning or freezing
- Sharp, throbbing or jabbing pain
- Increased sensitivity to touch
- Decreased coordination
- Muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis
If autonomic nerves are involved, additional symptoms may be:
- Decreased tolerance to heat and changes in sweating
- Digestive or bladder problems
- Lightheadedness or dizziness caused by changes in blood pressure
To learn more about long-term relief for neuropathy in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri or any nearby area, call us at (573) 243-5095 for a free consultation