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.
Neuropathy 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 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:
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.
Neuropathy is caused by a trauma to one or more nerves in the peripheral nervous system. Neuropathy can develop from such things as:
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.
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:
Sensitivity to touch
Weakness in muscle
Loss of balance and coordination
Bladder or bowel problems
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.
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.
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!