If you have been suffering from constant or intermittent pain or have felt tingling or numbness in your extremities that just won't go away no matter how much ibuprofen you take, you might be suffering from peripheral neuropathy.
It is a condition in which the signals traveling between the body and the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) are interrupted, causing sensations ranging from pain to burning, tingling and numbness and can also involve weakness and wasting of the muscles.
A significant number percentage of cases are due to such causes as vitamin deficiencies and compressed or trapped nerves. There are a variety of treatment options and among the most useful of these are improvement in diet and receiving regular chiropractic care.
In our office we also have a class 4 laser which has shown to also be effective. Getting oxygen and nutrients to damaged nerves is key to treating peripheral neuropathy, which is why eating plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and antioxidants are important. These will feed the nerves and help to destroy free radicals that cause damage to the body's cell, leading to an interface with nerve transmission.
When Vertebral joints of the spine begin to degenerate (which is common as we get older) it can press on the roots of the spinal nerves, causing the classic symptoms of neuropathy. Chiropractors are trained to relieve this pressure, preforming spinal adjustments to bring the vertebrae back into alignment, releasing trapped or compressed nerves.
Chiropractic is a safe, gentle and drug-free treatment that is effective in dealing with many cases of peripheral neuropathy. I can evaluate your particular situation and recommend a course of treatment that is right for you. Call our office for a free consultation!