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Holistic Healing: Combining Chiropractic Care with Nutrition and Exercise for Neuropathy Management

By September 19, 2023 chiropractic care
Foot pain, plantar fasciitis pain in the foot of the elderly. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Most symptoms are numbness in the fingertips and foot.Healthcare problems and podiatry medical concept

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:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Toxins
  • Infections

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.

Holistic Diagnosis

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:

  • Adjustments
  • 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 
  • Acupuncture
  • Vitamins
  • Exercise therapy 
  • Yoga
  • Adjustments

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.

Dr Ryan

Author Dr Ryan

Dr. Ryan Carlson is a leader within the chiropractic profession, as he teaches thousands of doctors on 4 continents every year how he is able to achieve such great results at Deep Roots Health Center. Originally studying to be a pharmacist, Dr. Carlson experienced firsthand the suffering that people go through when on the merry-go-round of Western Medicine, constantly being given another pill or surgery. In an effort to help fix our broken healthcare system, Dr. Carlson graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University and opened one of Northwest Arkansas’ only neurological-based chiropractic offices, focusing on specific and scientific adjustments to help the NWA community with their health. Before opening Deep Roots Health Center, Dr. Carlson was honored to be hand-selected for a position in Southern California at one of the busiest and most esteemed chiropractic health centers in the world. Here, he worked closely with several types of patients: corporate executives, moms and families, babies and children, seniors, and even numerous professional and Olympic athletes. Dr. Carlson not only holds a prized Advanced Proficiency certification within his neurological-based technique system, but also has completed a post-graduate course in auriculotherapy from the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders in order to better serve those patients who struggle with different forms of addiction. Dr. Carlson is also a published author in an effort to better serve and teach other doctors all over the world how to provide exceptional care for their patients and communities.

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