If you’ve been diagnosed with neuropathy, you most likely have an underlying condition that you are trying to treat as well. Most people with peripheral neuropathy, start out with some tingling sensations in the legs, but the disorder often progresses to become painful and a hindrance to daily activities. If left untreated, it can become debilitating and even life-threatening. In the United States alone, neuropathy affects nearly 20 million people. The nerve damage happens because the small blood vessels, which supply blood and nutrients to the nerves becomes impaired. When the nerves are no longer fed nutrients, they either die, or their signals to the brain become restricted and ineffective.
Neuropathy is typically associated with diabetes, as it’s common for nerve damage to have occurred in individuals with high glucose storage, but neuropathy can also be attributed to chemotherapy, injuries, autoimmune diseases, compressed spinal vertebrae, cholesterol medication side effects, a build-up of toxins, and vascular disease.
Symptoms of neuropathy
• Sensations of cold/hot
• Electrical vibrating sensations
• Lack of strength
• Decreased range-of-motion
• Muscle cramps
• Joint inflammation
Neuropathy Causes and Treatment
Patients that have diabetes, have high blood sugar that damages various organs within the body, but also has a severely adverse effect on nerves. When the blood supply is diminished, the lack of brain signaling from the nerve endings makes it difficult for a person to feel pain in their foot, so often injuries and these disorders are overlooked. This syndrome is called peripheral diabetic neuropathy.
Because of this nerve damage, people with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing foot ulcers. A foot wound may not sound overly alarming to most people, but foot ulcers can be life-threatening. These small sores go undetected due to the lack of feeling. If a patient delays treatment, foot ulcers can lead to amputation, strokes, heart attacks and severe infections that can spread throughout the entire body.
Amazing Wellness and Chiropractic Peripheral Neuropathy Specialist – Naples, Florida
Dr. Walters and Dr. Long are the Southwest Florida Neuropathy Specialists and are very experienced in diagnosing and treating those suffering from this debilitating condition.
Don’t let another day pass without coming in to see the Neuropathy Specialist of Naples. Dr. Walters and Dr. Long would love the opportunity to meet you, discuss your condition and get you on a path to improvement and recovery.
You don’t have to succumb to addictive pain medications or antidepressants. Peripheral neuropathy is a progressive disorder, but it doesn’t have to be. With alternative treatment options and getting to the root cause of the condition and implementing innovative techniques that have helped numerous patients, Dr. Walters and Dr. Long have helped many patients just like you to find answers, hope and a future without debilitating peripheral neuropathy.
About Amazing Wellness and Chiropractic in Southwest Florida
Patients throughout Southwest Florida reach out to Amazing Wellness and Chiropractic for their patient-centered care, expertise and optimal outcomes. Their goal is to treat your condition at its source by providing long-term whole-body wellness. Through laser, light therapy, weight loss options, nutritional assistance, and skillful chiropractic treatments, their doctors and staff help you achieve your best self. Dr. Scott Walters and Dr. Jennifer Long both focus on natural solutions to ensure your comfort and well-being through the most researched chiropractic techniques and therapies.
At Amazing Wellness and Chiropractic, we will make sure your pain and other ailments get the attention they need with solutions to improve your well-being. For your convenience during treatment, they also have an in-office, state-of-the-art X-ray suite.
Call Amazing Wellness and Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment with their compassionate team. Please call (239) 880-CARE.
Dr. Scott Walters
Dr. Walters grew up learning the importance of the nervous system and the body’s abilities through his experiences in the cycling world. During his time obtaining his undergraduate degree at Miami University of Ohio, Dr. Walters raced internationally with the United States National Cycling Team and eventually went on to race professionally. After working in finance for a few years, Dr. Walters was given the chance to return to his roots and his appreciation for the human body when he sold his business and returned to school to pursue a medical career. He went back to school and obtained a degree in Biochemistry before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic. Due to missed opportunities in the world of cycling, Dr. Walters is passionate about maximizing the body’s abilities so that his patients may live their best lives possible.
Dr. Jennifer Long
Dr. Long was born and raised in southwest Michigan. Following graduation from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees (focusing on reproductive endocrinology), she moved to Florida to pursue a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Long is passionate about pediatrics and women’s health. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, a DONA trained doula, and holds a certification in the Webster Technique through the ICPA.
Amazing Wellness and Chiropractic
13800 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 113
Naples, FL, 34110