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Peripheral neuropathy is common and affects over 20 million patients across the United States. However, since the condition isn’t very obvious, it doesn’t often produce visible changes and is not contagious. If the disorder is not treated, it can cause further damage and result in chronic pain. Our chiropractor will assess your condition and determine a treatment plan that will offer your relief. Before you contact us for an appointment, we invite you to keep reading to learn more about neuropathy and why treatment is important!

How Neuropathy Affects the Body

The most noticeable symptom of peripheral neuropathy is pain. The condition is most often associated with diabetes or malnutrition. The issue starts with numbness, similar to what one feels when a foot or arm falls asleep due to circulation restriction, and can spread across the limbs. Not only that, but you may also feel a burning sensation and even dizziness.

A Chiropractic Approach to Neuropathy

When you visit our office for neuropathy treatment, our chiropractor will begin with a full-body evaluation. This is necessary because the cause may not be visible or associated with where you are feeling the symptom, which has to do with how the nervous system works. Typically, once the cause is identified and controlled, the symptoms tend to go away. While traditional medicine can help, the relief may only be temporary.

Our chiropractor utilizes a variety of techniques to help alleviate the discomfort you may be experiencing due to neuropathy. One of these techniques involves spinal decompression. In some cases, using this method can help the nerves function better and removes any irritation. Not only that, this can relieve any pressure due to disc compression.

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