What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

February 25, 2020

Peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve damage or dysfunction outside the brain and spinal cord. Nerves outside of these areas are called peripheral nerves—they communicate with your brain to register sensations like hot, cold and pain. When the nerves are damaged, they send signals to your brain that can result in pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness.

Peripheral neuropathy in Naples, FL is a painful condition that may be difficult to cure or treat with traditional medicine, depending on the underlying cause. Sufferers have reported experiencing stabbing and burning pain that worsen over time. It usually starts in the hands and feet, but can extend to other parts of the body as well.

What causes peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy can result from a number of different conditions, such as diabetes, autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, tumors, infections, trauma, alcoholism and medications, including chemotherapy. People who work in professions requiring frequent repetitive movement are likely to develop neuropathy. In fact, 25 to 30 million Americans will experience neuropathy in their lifetime.

If the underlying cause of the peripheral neuropathy is resolved, many patients will see a reduction in symptoms. However, if the cause can’t be cured or is unknown, alternative therapies for peripheral neuropathy may help reduce or manage pain.

Treatment for peripheral neuropathy

The TeslaMax is a recent treatment breakthrough that helps reduce or eliminate the pain of peripheral neuropathy in Naples, FL. It is a safe, gentle machine that uses alternating currents to stimulate muscle contractions in the body. These contractions are painless, and increase blood flow to the affected area, stimulate the nerves and enhance lymphatic drainage. This, in turn, allows the body to heal the damaged nerves.

The TeslaMax is superior to direct current treatments because it is a gentler experience for the patient—direct currents can sting or burn, but alternating currents can painlessly penetrate even the deepest muscle fibers and tissue.

Growth factor allografts may also be an effective treatment. They can be injected into the damaged areas, and offer superior results when combined with electrical current therapy.
The right type of neuropathy treatment will depend on your individual circumstances, as well as the underlying conditions that may have caused neuropathy. An experienced chiropractor and neurologist like Dr. Richard Hiler can help you discover what will be most effective.

Peripheral neuropathy treatment in Naples, FL

Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology? Feel Amazing Institute specializes in alternative peripheral neuropathy treatments that have been effective where traditional medicine fails. We will work with you to diagnose your peripheral neuropathy and find a safe, non-invasive treatment that helps reduce or eliminate your symptoms. We offer compassionate care, flexible appointment scheduling and superior customer service—call us today to schedule your consultation, and get ready to live a pain-free life.

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