Peripheral neuropathy develops when the nerves in the arms and legs are damaged and the signals from the brain and spinal cord no longer register correctly. Individuals can experience mild to severe symptoms, depending on the amount of nerve damage.
Peripheral Neuropathy Causes and Symptoms
Causes of peripheral neuropathy include diabetes, arthritis, repetitive motion injuries, exposure to toxic substances, bulging and herniated discs, sciatica, lupus and traumatic injuries. It can even be caused by alcoholism and severe vitamin deficiencies. The symptoms can be wide-ranging and include numbness, tingling, burning, weakness and loss of coordination.
Numbness and Tingling
Numbness and tingling in the arms, hands, legs and feet that extends well beyond the pins and needles sensations of having a limb fall asleep is one of the first signs of peripheral neuropathy. It usually starts in the feet or hands and progresses upwards into the arms and legs.
As the neuropathy increases in severity, many individuals start to notice muscle weakness in the affected limbs. This occurs when the nerves that control movement are affected by the nerve dysfunction.
Frequent Falls or Lack of Coordination
If the neuropathy remains untreated, individuals may notice a significant reduction in their coordination. This can lead to bumping into objects and falling, which could result in further injuries.
Natural Treatment for Peripheral Naturopathy with our Chiropractor
Our chiropractor can diagnose the causes of your peripheral neuropathy and recommend natural treatment options for reducing your pain and discomfort and restoring nerve function. Chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, massage therapy and physical therapy and rehabilitation can help alleviate your pains, tingling and numbness and help restore your nervous system function.
If you are showing signs of peripheral neuropathy, do not hesitate to call our chiropractor at (727) 733-0433 to schedule an initial evaluation. Many forms of peripheral neuropathy can be treated holistically without pain killers or nerve numbing medications.
What do you know about peripheral neuropathy and would you try chiropractic treatment to ease your nerve pain?