The National Institute of Health states that 20 million Americans experience some type of peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy is a condition that causes damage to the peripheral nervous system. Our experienced chiropractors help identify the root cause of pain and focus on creating a personalized treatment plan based on your condition. We want to help you live a pain-free life and help your body restore itself with correct modalities and treatments. We find that many of our patients can eliminate the condition or have sufficient control over neuropathy with natural therapies.
Neuropathy is considered a form of nerve disease damage. Many patients develop neuropathy as a symptom of another condition, most commonly diabetes. If neuropathy is not treated correctly, it will lead to long-term nerve damage. Neuropathy damage can cause problems to a single nerve or multiple clusters of nerves.
Common Symptoms of Neuropathy
Neuropathy symptoms range from moderate to severe. Depending upon the types of nerves that have been damaged, the pain and treatment methods will differ. Some patients deal with constant pain due to the nerves being inflamed. Other patients only experience pain when they are agitated from exercise, poor posture, improper modalities, etc. We have even had patients deal with the pain that comes and goes randomly. The most common symptoms related to neuropathy include:
- Pain in the foot and ankles
- Numbness and tingling in extremities and limbs
- Limited mobility or range of motion
- Inflammation in the calves, knees, and shoulders
- Fatigue and chronic pain
- Weakness and shaking
- Stiff muscles
If we identify neuropathy, treatments will vary for each patient and their unique physical and mental health needs. Typically we find electrostimulation and massage therapy treatments are one of the best remedies to help treat the pain without the need for pain medications. If you are suffering from neuropathy, contact Health & Wellness Clinic in Layton to schedule a consultation. As health providers, we want our patients to be able to enjoy their lives. We don’t want you held back with painful conditions like neuropathy. Let us help you understand the root cause of pain, and create a successful, personalized patient treatment program and get you back on the road to better health!