Neuropathic pain has many causes that can result in different symptoms. These symptoms can include stinging, tingling, and burning in the legs, feet, hands, and arms. In recent years, chiropractic treatment in Bentonville, combined with exercise and other lifestyle changes, has proven to help reduce pain, improve mobility, and alleviate other symptoms associated with neuropathy.
If you often experience a burning or pins and needles sensation in your hands and feet you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy. This common chronic pain condition occurs due to nerve damage. Unlike some invasive procedures, chiropractic care, combined with changes in diet and exercise habits, can help to improve symptoms associated with neuropathy.
What Neuropathy Feels Like
The symptoms associated with neuropathy can vary and will depend on the type of neuropathy you have been diagnosed with.
Common neuropathy symptoms include:
- A pins-and-needles sensation
- Numbness, which can occur as a result of damaged nerves
- Nerve-related pain, which is often described as a shooting pain, or a searing, burning pain
- Muscle weakness can occur when neuropathy affects the motor nerves
- Neuropathy can cause problems with a person’s proprioception and sense of touch
- Neuropathy can affect nerves that control the digestive system, resulting in vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation
- Neuropathy can affect nerves that control the bladder. This can result in urinary retention or incontinence
Causes of Neuropathy
Neuropathy can be caused by:
Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy and is due to uncontrolled high blood sugar levels.
Injuries. Injuries are the second most common cause of neuropathy. When tissue or muscles are damaged, the surrounding tissue can swell, placing pressure on nerves.
Vitamin deficiency. When a person has a vitamin B12 deficiency, the protective layer around the nerves becomes damaged.
Other common causes of neuropathy can include:
Fortunately, chiropractic care, combined with important lifestyle changes and alternative treatments, can help treat neuropathy, providing an effective, natural way to manage ongoing pain symptoms.
What Is Holistic Chiropractic Care?
Holistic care, combined with chiropractic treatments can help treat neuropathy pain, naturally, without the use of harmful pain medications.
These effective treatments can include:
Cold laser therapy. Cold laser therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive approach to treating peripheral neuropathy. This type of gentle chiropractic treatment involves using specific wavelengths of red light to stimulate healing on the cellular level.
Spinal decompression. This type of holistic chiropractic neuropathy treatment utilizes a special type of motorized traction that will reduce pressure on the spine, while gently stretching it. This type of gentle stretch creates negative pressure in the disc, taking the pressure off the nerves that are causing neuropathy.
To determine if your pain is caused by neuropathy, an experienced, licensed chiropractor at Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center can provide a comprehensive exam for a proper diagnosis. Your chiropractor will meet with you to discuss your medical history, conduct a physical exam, and may also order tests.
How Adjustments Promote Nerve Health
Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce swelling, tingling, and pain, and improve coordination, balance, and range of motion. Regular treatment with an experienced chiropractor can also reduce a patient’s dependence on harmful pain medications and normalize sensations in the extremities.
To treat neuropathy with chiropractic care, our chiropractors will focus on bringing your body and all of its systems back into alignment. This involves identifying the cause of your pain and discomfort and creating an individualized care plan that will address these issues to improve your overall health.
Your treatment can include:
- Spinal decompression
- Nutritional and dietary changes
- Cold laser therapy
Lifestyle Changes for Better Neuropathic Health
The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients manage the symptoms and underlying causes of neuropathy.
At Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center, we offer a variety of holistic treatments for neuropathy. If you have been living with chronic pain, our knowledgeable team of licensed chiropractors can create a custom treatment plan that addresses your issues and will help relieve your symptoms, naturally. We can advise you regarding nutrition, home exercises, and ongoing natural chiropractic treatment, to ensure you achieve your health goals.
Combining Conventional and Alternative Therapies
There are many alternative and conventional therapies available that can alleviate the symptoms associated with neuropathy and other chronic pain conditions.
Holistic treatments can include:
- Chiropractic therapy
- Exercise therapy
Contact Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center to Schedule an Appointment Today
Neuropathy can be a debilitating and complex condition that can cause significant discomfort and pain. If you’re someone who suffers from neuropathy and you’re looking for a natural way to manage your condition, contact Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center today to schedule an appointment. We provide personalized care and attention, taking a comprehensive approach to neuropathy treatment, with the goal of alleviating pain, improving your overall well-being, and helping you on your path to wellness.