By Richard Hiler, DABCN
Do you have numbness or tingling in your arms, hands, legs, feet, or toes? Perhaps you are constantly dealing with inflammation, non-healing wounds, or burning sensations. If you have any of these issues, it’s essential to seek medical attention as these are frequently warning signs of peripheral neuropathy. It’s not uncommon; 20 million Americans have peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral nerves run from the spinal cord to the arms, hands, legs, and feet. If the nerves are damaged due to injury or disease, it can cause some of the following symptoms:
Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms
• Burning sensations
• Painful aching
• Joint inflammation
• Joint damage
• Balance issues
• Skin discoloration & texture changes
• Muscle cramps
• Feelings of stiffness
• Non-healing foot & ankle ulcers
Many times, peripheral neuropathy is related to cancer treatment, medications, spinal injuries, or diabetes. In the case of diabetes, there is an extremely high storage of glucose; Glucose damages many organs in the body but also has a severely adverse effect on nerves. This 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 are ineffective. Symptoms of numbness, tingling, stumbling, and foot injuries are common. 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.
Getting regular wellness checkups and blood work is essential to stay on top of your health. A1C levels and glucose levels can change rather quickly depending on genetics, diet, and lifestyle choices.
Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are often interrelated, so again, it’s imperative to get diagnosed and treated early.
If your peripheral neuropathy is determined to be the cause of injury or other circumstances, there are also viable ways to treat your condition’s root cause and not just mask symptoms with pain medications, which is unfortunately what many providers will recommend.
You Don’t Need Addictive Drugs—You Need to Treat the Cause of The Neuropathy
The most common treatment for nerve pain and numbness is to mask it with narcotic prescription pain medications. Narcotics like Opioids are highly addictive, and our state is currently leading the country in abusing the drug and overdose episodes.
Physical medicine provides alternative therapeutic and rehabilitating procedures can significantly improve the condition, offer pain relief and limit drug dependency.
Feel Amazing Institute’s Alternative Care
• Red LED and Low Level Infrared Light Therapy help to heal and regenerate the small nerve endings that are damaged in peripheral neuropathy
• Gentle electrical stimulation therapy improves nerve function, reduces pain, and improves movement.
• Stem Cell Allografts
• Platelet Rich Plasma
• Spinal Decompression Therapy
• Ozone Therapy
• Peptide Therapy
• Therapeutic ultrasound
• Natural supplementation to regenerate myelin sheath
Neuropathy Treatment at Feel Amazing Institute
Clinical studies show that 88% of the people who undergo the treatment experience excellent results with one or more of the following: Reduced pain and cramps, reduced tingling and numbness, ability to experience normal touch without pain, reduced cold or burning sensations, improved balance and coordination, lowered dependency on medications, improved sleep, reduced sensation of restlessness in the legs. Several people also experience reduced local swelling and inflammation, increased range of motion, increased blood flow to the extremities, decreased tension, and decreased muscle spasm. An important side benefit to the treatment is that it reduces the risk of falls significantly by improving balance and position awareness of the feet.
Feel Amazing Institute
We proudly serve the Naples area with comprehensive Chiropractic, Physical Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine services since 1998. Our office strives for excellence, and we are consistently furthering our education and techniques to improve the care you receive in our office. Whether you suffer from chronic pain, are recovering from an injury, or are seeking overall improved health and performance, we have the skills and experience to help you work toward your goals.
If you are looking for a chiropractor to treat bulging discs and/or herniations, neck or back pain, knee, shoulder or hip pain, sciatica, or neuropathy (numbness and/or burning and pain in feet and hands), you have found the right place for your health care needs.
When you work with us, you can be sure that we are equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that include:
• Severe neck & back pain
• Shoulder, elbow, or wrist pain
• Hip, knee pain treatment, ankle, or foot pain
• Arm or leg pain, or numbness
• Peripheral Neuropathy pain or numbness
• Restless Leg Syndrome
• Headaches, dizziness, vertigo, or balance problems
• Disc bulge or herniation, sciatica, or stenosis
• Auto Accident, Whiplash Injuries
If you are in need of a highly experienced chiropractor in Naples, FL, look no further than Feel Amazing Institute. For more information or to schedule your initial consultation, call us today!
Feel Amazing Institute
3031 Airport Road