Neuropathy

Cincinnati Neuropathy Relief

What is Neuropathy

Neuropathy and Peripheral Neuropathy are terms used to describe damage to a single nerve or a group of nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord. The nerves in these areas of the body comprise what is called the peripheral nervous system.

Cincinnati Neuropathy Pain Relief at Baker Chiropractic and WellnessNeuropathy typically causes pain or numbness in your hands or feet. However, those symptoms could be almost anywhere in your body. To treat neuropathy, it’s important to seek the care of a health care professional specially trained in the body’s nervous system who can correctly diagnose the underlying cause of the problem.

At Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, we’ve been helping patients identify and eliminate neuropathy for nearly 20 years. Using our safe and effective chiropractic care, we have earned a trusted reputation for providing our patients relief from all types of neuropathy. Please contact us at (513) 561-2273 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website. We can help you with neuropathy too!

The Peripheral Nervous System

The nerves that make up the peripheral nervous system serve as communication lines providing information and commands from the brain and spinal cord to all areas of your body and back again. The nerves of the peripheral nervous system consist of:

Sensory nervesSensory Nerves: These nerves communicate sensations such as cold, heat, pain and touch.

Motor Nerves:  These nerves control movement and the muscles that enable you to move.

Autonomic Nerves: These nerves control the automatic or involuntary functions of your body such as heart rate, blood pressure and digestion.

When the nerves of the peripheral nervous system are not working properly, it can lead to a variety of symptoms throughout your body.

Causes of Neuropathy

Neuropathy is caused by a trauma to one or more nerves in the peripheral nervous system. Neuropathy can develop from such things as:

Injuries
Infections
Toxicity and Exposure to Toxins, including prescription drugs and medications.

One of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes. This is known as diabetic neuropathy.

Symptoms of Neuropathy

The symptoms of neuropathy can vary greatly depending on which types of nerves are impacted (sensory, motor or autonomic) and where the impacted nerves are located in the body. With many cases, neuropathy starts with numbness or tingling in your hands or feet.  The intensity may build and spread into your arms or legs. Other types of neuropathy symptoms may include:

neuropathy pain reliefBurning pain

Sensitivity to touch

Weakness in muscle

Muscle paralysis

Loss of balance and coordination

Bladder or bowel problems

Neuropathies

Peripheral neuropathy is generally classified into one of the following types:

Mononeuropathy:  This is a type of neuropathy that only affects a single nerve.

Polyneuropathy: This is a type of neuropathy that affects many nerves throughout the body.

Autonomic neuropathy:  This is a form of polyneuropathy which affects the autonomic nerves that control involuntary functions of the body.

Why Baker Chiropractic Will Help with Neuropathy

The practice of chiropractic health care focuses on the health of the body’s nervous system. Doctors of chiropractic are highly trained and skilled with identifying and treating problems with the nerves of the human body and associated conditions such as neuropathy.

The best part about chiropractic care is that it does not use prescription drugs or surgery to treat neuropathy. It’s completely safe and very effective.

Find a Resolution for Your Neuropathy

Life doesn’t have to be lived enduring the pain and discomfort of neuropathy. Please give us a call at (513) 561-2273 or Schedule an Appointment at one of our four Cincinnati area office locations. We can help!