Signs & Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
At Summit Medical Care Center, our motto is "above and beyond wellness," and that's exemplified in every interaction with our patients. Here in our office, we're able to provide skilled chiropractic and rehabilitation care to those suffering from any number of ailments. One of the more common conditions we're beginning to see in our office is that of peripheral neuropathy.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects an estimated 20 million people across the United States alone. Specifically, this disorder affects the central nervous system that connects the nerves from the spinal cord and brain to the rest of the body. The condition itself causes damage to the nerves, which prevents them from functioning as they should.
What are the Causes and Symptoms?
There are a number of potential causes of peripheral neuropathy, and determining the cause is one of the most important aspects of finding a treatment option that will best work for you. Underlying and previously undiagnosed medical conditions are a very common cause of this disorder. For example, those with diabetes are among the most probable to develop the condition at some point in their lifetime. Furthermore, other diseases are known to cause nerve damage that can be related to peripheral neuropathy, such as:
- Kidney disorders
- Chronic inflammation
- Vitamin deficiencies
It is also worth noting that physical trauma (such as that caused by a car accident or slip-and-fall) can also lead to nerve damage.
Symptoms to Look Out For
There are a number of symptoms to be on the lookout for and that could indicate a person is suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Some of the more common symptoms include:
- Tingling in hands or feet
- Numbness in extremities
- A sudden drop in blood pressure
- Erectile dysfunction in men
- Stabbing pains throughout the body
- Excessive sweating
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, it may be time to see a doctor for an assessment and potential diagnosis.
Broomfield Neuropathy Treatment Options
If you end up diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, the good news is that there are Broomfield neuropathy treatment options available to you. Here in our office, we're able to offer drug-free, non-invasive treatment for this debilitating disorder that can treat the underlying cause while providing you with much-needed relief from symptoms.
Because the nervous system and the health of the spine are inextricably linked, we have found that chiropractic treatments such as spinal adjustment, spinal decompression, and other techniques can help to improve the health of the spine, which in turn improves the health and function of the central nervous system. Furthermore, laser therapy and other services provided in our office can help you find relief from symptoms.
Request an Appointment with us today
If you are looking for treatment for peripheral neuropathy without the side effects and potential complications of invasive techniques and medications, Summit Medical Care Center is here to help. Give our office a call today at (303) 466-3232 to request an appointment or find out more about our practice.