Here at Summit Medical Care Center, our motto is “above and beyond wellness.” That’s because we look further than the symptoms of your condition, getting to the root cause of any illness or discomfort wherever possible. If you’re wondering about peripheral neuropathy, what causes it and what type you have, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to explain this relatively common condition and talk about what you can do to minimize it here.
Peripheral Neuropathy Explained By Broomfield Chiropractor
The meaning of peripheral neuropathy is explained right in the name. Peripheral means beyond, which in this case refers to the fact that the condition exists beyond the brain and the spinal cord, which together form the central nervous system.
Neuropathy is a combination of the roots for “nerve” and “disease,” which together means that peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the nerves beyond the central nervous system.
The main symptom of this condition is a loss of nerve signals in the extremities of the body, especially hands and feet, but also legs and arms.
This happens because the nerves that carry signals to and from the central nervous system are diseased or damaged, and therefore unable to function properly. This can hamper muscles movements, as well as normal feeling and sensation, and cause pain or discomfort.
What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by many different factors. These include:
- Diabetes, both Type I and Type II
- Genetic predisposition, otherwise known as hereditary causes
- Toxic exposure to chemicals, carcinogens or other damaging substances
- Inflammation from infectious agents, autoimmune diseases or even bad allergies
- Nerve compression (such as when a nerve is pinched or impinged upon)
- HIV/AIDS (one of the most well-known autoimmune diseases)
- Alcoholism or other types of drug dependency
Sometimes the exact cause of the peripheral neuropathy isn’t known, in which case the disease is referred to as “idiopathic peripheral neuropathy.” Most types of peripheral neuropathy result in the same cluster of symptoms, such as tingling, numbness, pain, discomfort, loss of feeling or slow reaction time.
Seek Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy in Broomfield CO
While peripheral neuropathy can be cured, it can be treated by ensuring the best possible alignment of bodily systems. Adjustments, massage, and lifestyle advice can all help minimize the effects of neuropathy, so call to find out more today.
If you are looking for peripheral neuropathy treatment in Broomfield CO, you’ve come to the right place. Summit Medical Care Center is dedicated to helping all our clients feel better for life. If you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy – or another nerve, muscular, spinal, connective or internal issues – we want to help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You can set up an appointment for peripheral neuropathy treatment in Broomfield CO by calling us at (303) 466-3232. We also assist with chronic pain, injuries from sports, work or car accidents, headaches and migraines, arthritis and more. Don’t wait to get in touch and start feeling better today.