How Chiropractic Care Can Treat Peripheral Neuropathy

January 23, 2020

Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations under the skin. Many people who suffer from peripheral neuropathy in Naples, FL are not aware that chiropractic treatment can help with the condition, but it is one of the many conditions beyond back and neck pain that can be alleviated with chiropractic care.

At Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology, we’re dedicated to providing the latest and greatest techniques to reduce your peripheral neuropathy discomfort or pain. If you’re interested in finding out more or have any questions, call Dr. Hiler at 239-330-1000. In the meantime, read on to find out what chiropractic treatment can do for your neuropathic condition.

What is peripheral neuropathy?

The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can vary, which means you might be suffering from it and have not yet been diagnosed. Usually, it starts with tingling or numbness in the fingers and toes, but it can also present as feeling like you’re wearing a tight glove or stocking. These feelings can move up the arms and legs and worsen in severity.

Other patients describe these sensations as burning, sharp pains or a “pins and needles” feeling—the type you might get when your limbs “fall asleep” from circulation being cut off too long. The symptoms can worsen at night and may also be related to restless leg syndrome.

Generally, the cause is unknown, or “idiopathic.” However, a significant number of patients suffer from peripheral neuropathy due to Type 2 diabetes. Traditional medicine either does not treat these symptoms separately, or uses painkillers to numb the pain. However, we believe that using chiropractic care can address the root cause of the problem.

How can chiropractic care help treat peripheral neuropathy?

You might have been under the impression that chiropractic care is limited to musculoskeletal adjustments, but chiropractors and neurologists use a variety of treatments to help address issues at their root. In the case of peripheral neuropathy in Naples, FL, we use low-level infrared light, electrical therapies, pulsed electromagnetic frequencies, radiofrequencies, soundwaves, oxygen and ozone therapies, and regenerative medicine cell therapy to reduce symptoms. This is a non-invasive and pain-free therapy. For those who wish to avoid painkillers, this can help them return to normal daily function.

Depending on your individual symptoms and diagnosis, you will likely undergo complementary therapies, including nutrition and exercise plans as well as those designed to increase circulation, improve the brain/body connection and improve your balance. As treatment progresses, you should see a significant reduction in symptoms, as well as better nerve function in your fingers and toes.

Schedule your neuropathy treatment in Naples, FL

When you’re ready to see how chiropractic care can treat your peripheral neuropathy symptoms, call Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology. Our experienced team will work with you to develop a treatment plan, and discuss each step of the process with you. Instead of relying on painkillers, try techniques that address the root cause of your peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Hiler is a certified neurologist with decades of experience serving patients in the Naples, FL area. Get in touch with us today to schedule your initial consultation.

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