Peripheral Neuropathy is the injury or damage to the nerves that lay outside of the central nervous system. The damage most often affects nerves in the shoulders, arms, hands, legs and feet; but it sometimes may occur in other parts of your body. Patients often describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as a tingling or burning sensation.
What are the Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy?
The major risk factors include diabetes, alcohol abuse, vitamin deficiency, lyme disease, shingles, autoimmune disease, kidney or liver disorders, exposure to toxins, or repetitive physical stress.
How is it Diagnosed?
Your All American Healthcare provider will take a full medical history, a physical exam, a neurological exam, as well as blood and nerve function tests.
What is the Course of Treatment?
After a thorough medical exam, your All American Healthcare provider will likely take a multi-faceted approach to you feeling relief from the nerve pain. Common treatments include chiropractic adjustment, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and light emitting diode (LED) therapy. The use of these safe, gentle, and drug free treatments can be very effective in eliminating your neuropathic pain; as a study from the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine reported that after only nine chiropractic treatments, 85.5% of the patients showed resolution in their nerve pain and symptoms.”
Do you have nerve pain in your hands or feet? Do you feel a burning or tingling sensation? You may have peripheral neuropathy.