Learn About Peripheral Neuropathy

December 7, 2020

There are some three million cases of peripheral neuropathy in the U.S. each year—especially here in Naples, FL, where our population skews older. It’s a condition caused by diabetes, chemotherapy, drug side effects, nutritional deficiencies, injuries or toxin exposure. It compromises your ability to walk and affects sleep, which makes enjoying every day difficult.

Fortunately, neuropathy can be managed and there are treatments that can restore your quality of life. Here are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and possible treatments you can schedule at our clinic.

The Core Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy results from damage to the peripheral nerves. These nerves are responsible for sending signals to your brain about your environment, including terrain, temperatures and textures. Once damaged, the nerves send incorrect signals to your brain.

Symptoms of this nerve degeneration include numbness, jabbing sensations and extreme sensitivity to the slightest touch. Some people may only feel numbness while others suffer pain. There are instances where people accidentally injure themselves because they cannot feel sharp rocks beneath their feet or the hot item in contact with their skin. This leaves no doubt that peripheral neuropathy can evolve into a dangerous condition.

Peripheral neuropathy is progressive, meaning there is no cure for it. However, as mentioned, it can be managed and improved with advanced treatments. Left unmanaged, it will get worse.

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments

If you face peripheral neuropathy, your first step is to find a clinician who’s knowledgeable about this condition. Their experience should include diagnosis and treatment options that help you reduce your symptoms, so you can live better with neuropathy. Sometimes, lifestyle changes also help peripheral neuropathy. Your clinician can help you find a good course of action to support your health.

At Feel Amazing Institute/ Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology, our treatment plans focus on supporting the body’s natural healing capabilities. We use low-level infrared light therapy to reduce symptoms, as well as multiple other therapies to improve brain-body connection, improve balance and restore circulation and nerve function. This can also include nutrition and exercise plans.
The evidence backs up a need for treatment. Studies show patients who undergo regular treatment for peripheral neuropathy are more likely to experience one or more of the following:

  • Better balance and coordination
  • Better sleep
  • Increased blood flow to the extremities
  • Increased range of motion
  • Lower medication dependency
  • Normal touch without pain
  • Reduced burning or freezing sensations
  • Reduced fall risk
  • Reduced local swelling and inflammation
  • Reduced muscle spasms
  • Reduced pain, tingling and numbness
  • Reduced restlessness in the legs
  • Reduced tension

Stem cell allograft therapy is also an option for treating peripheral neuropathy. This process involves injecting donated stem cells into the area where you experience symptoms and allowing them to regenerate the damaged nerve tissue.

There’s Hope for Peripheral Neuropathy Sufferers

While your individual circumstances may vary, most patients report improvement within two weeks of starting treatment for their peripheral neuropathy. It all depends on the root cause of your condition and the extent of your symptoms.

There is no reason to delay treatment for peripheral neuropathy when you have options at Feel Amazing Institute/ Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology. Our medical and chiropractic professionals offer extensive experience, and we’re ready to help Naples, FL patients strive for a better quality of life through targeted treatments. Schedule an appointment today!

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