Neuropathy: What is it and How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help

Neuropathy: What is it and How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help

Tingling hands & feet are not signs of normalcy. If you are suffering from neuropathy pain and looking for a Dallas Chiropractor treatment center that can take care of these symptoms, look no further than ChiroRehab, Texas. Our expertly trained professionals will be able to provide the relief you need. Call us today at (214) 369-4777!

Neuropathy is a neurological condition that affects the peripheral nerves and can be caused by many different factors. Some causes of neuropathy are diabetes and chemotherapy treatments. The symptoms of neuropathy vary depending on the type of nerve damage, which includes loss of sensation in hands or feet, tingling, pain, muscle weakness, and difficulty walking or standing. In some cases, a doctor may require surgery to repair damaged nerves, but chiropractic care has been found to help reduce these symptoms in most people with neuropathy.

What is Neuropathy?

Peripheral nerve damage in any part of the body causes effects such as muscle weakness or loss of sensation like touch on one side of your foot. It could make day-to-day tasks difficult to do without assistance from another person or to use adaptive devices if appropriate. There are many different types of neuropathies. The different types of neuropathy include peripheral neuropathy, focal neuropathies, acquired sensory and motor neuropathies.

Peripheral neuropathy is a common type of neuropathy. It can happen due to injury, infection, or other causes that disturb the nerves in your arms and legs. Your symptoms may start mild, but they will get worse over time if it is not cared for properly before the damage gets too bad.

Focal neuropathy is a type of neuropathy that can happen due to diabetes, vitamin deficiency, or other conditions. Acquired sensory and motor neuropathies are caused by nerve damage from surgery, injury, or diseases like Parkinson's disease.

It is crucial to keep in mind the different types of neuropathic pain when receiving chiropractic treatment for your condition to know what type of treatments might be best suited for you. There are many kinds of neuropathy, and each one has its own set of symptoms which will require different treatments, but it all depends on the individual case. Chiropractic care helps address these issues with adjustments that help realign vertebrae joints and reduce pressure on nerves, thus repairing them over time.

Neuropathies are typically diagnosed by a medical doctor who does an examination called neurological exam and tests such as: 

  • nerve conduction velocity test (NCV), which determines how fast there's transmission between two points on a particular nerve; 
  • electromyography (EMG), to assess muscle function with electrical impulses; and
  • autonomic reflex screen, combining heart rate variability testing with blood pressure measurements from both arms taken at the same time-comparing results through frequency analysis).

How can Chiropractic Treatment Address Neuropathy?

Chiropractic treatment offers various approaches to addressing the pain caused by peripheral nerve damage in any part of the body. The adjustments and manipulations help manage nerve symptoms such as muscle weakness or loss of sensation like touch on one side of your foot. In some cases, your chiropractor may recommend spinal decompression therapy for patients with low back pain secondary to a disc herniation that is causing sciatica-like leg symptoms (pain shooting down from the lower spine into one or more legs). Therapeutic Ultrasound allows chiropractors to offer gentle deep tissue stimulation without heat being applied directly at the nerve to minimize the discomfort.

Chiropractic treatments are not intended for any specific neuropathy treatment. Instead, they offer various options and relief that will vary by the patient; some may notice an improvement in just one visit, while others might need more time or repeat visits before they feel results.

Chiropractic care targets the affected areas of peripheral neuropathy with physical therapy, and patients report significant reductions in symptoms. Sessions improve extremity conditions, which causes pain to decline slowly through chiropractic treatment.

What are Chiropractic Treatments Offered at ChiroRehab Texas for Neuropathy?

Patients dealing with permanent damage or chronic neuropathy find relief from symptoms using electrostimulation and massage therapy without the need to resort to medications. Other standard treatment options for your condition are chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, massage therapy, and talking about nutrition during an evaluation session at ChiroRehab of Texas. Improving dietary habits can make a noticeable difference in symptoms and pain levels.

Dr. Paul Grindstaff goes over the different chiropractic treatments they offer at ChiroRehab of Texas to address neuropathy. The following treatment is as follows:

Cold Laser Therapy: A cold laser is a device that delivers coherent light energy through various wavelengths (colors) into soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, skin, and nerves without generating heat, thereby reducing pain. Laser Therapy is one of the most popular forms for treating neuropathic pain. The method works by stimulating blood circulation around affected areas, which helps because there isn't enough oxygen and nutrients in parts that are distal to other body parts due to higher glucose levels. It will help repair nerve fibers that might be damaged or diseased so they can work properly again without causing much discomfort at all on their own accord.

Adjustments and Manipulation: Adjustments and Manipulations are a form of chiropractic treatment that focuses on realigning the spine, which is believed to reduce neuropathic pain. This method helps because when the spinal column isn't aligned correctly, nerve signals can get mixed up or sent into areas they're not supposed to go, such as muscle groups. These methods will help with stretching muscles that might be tense due to many factors such as injury and improper posture. Thus, helping restore proper function of nerves around the affected area and allowing for more oxygenated nutrients through increased blood flow so the healing process may occur faster than surgical interventions and temporary relief from medications. The goal of chiropractic adjustments is to decrease the pressure on nerves to reduce pain, improve range of motion, increase stability in joints and discs, restore muscle function, and promote healthier tissue repair through increased blood flow due to improved nutrition from proper alignment.

Spinal Decompression: This technique effectively provides relief from the pain of a herniated or degenerative disc. The practitioner will use an optimized decompression table, which stretches and relaxes your spine intermittently in a controlled manner while separating the vertebrae helps reduce pressure on your spinal cord and exiting nerves by taking up some space within that area. Gentle distraction is applied gradually with each stretch. Discs can expand back into their normal form without damaging tissue as they return to baseline size; this allows vital nutrients and blood to flow back into damaged disks, promoting healing.

Therapeutic Ultrasound: Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses sound waves to create an image of tissues within the body. It has been used for years in physical therapy settings, and chiropractors are now using it well with great success. The benefits of ultrasound include being non-invasive, painless, and without any side effects, allowing patients to continue their daily activities like exercise or work while receiving treatment.

Cold Laser Therapy: Cold laser therapy works by stimulating cells through photosensitization (the process whereby light can cause chemical reactions). When applied topically on nerve tissue, the cold laser stimulates this nerve tissue to promote new cell growth and regeneration, leading not only to relief from chronic neuropathic pain but also to improved recovery after an acute trauma such as a car accident or surgery.

Nutritional Counseling: Treating Neuropathy is about getting relief from pain and promoting a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. For that reason, we offer nutritional counseling to address any underlying deficiencies or imbalances to create an individualized plan for neuropathic patients at ChiroRehab, Texas.

Lifestyle Advice: In our clinical experience, our goal is always for every patient to achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the things they enjoy most - which may not be possible if certain types of behaviors are damaging your body's ability to heal itself adequately. We recognize that each person is an individual with his/her own unique needs; therefore, helping them reach true wellness involves collaboration between professionals and patients alike.

Exercises: With our new blueprint exercises, we can help you strengthen your muscles and correct the alignment of your spine. You don't even need to leave home! Conveniently perform these simple tasks for an hour a day to improve spinal correction for yourself and prevent future issues with muscle misalignment or connective tissue strain.

The main goal of chiropractic treatment is to help manage the symptoms and underlying causes of neuropathy. Chiropractic treatments include cold laser therapy, adjustments, spinal decompression, therapeutic ultrasound. We offer various treatments for neuropathy at ChiroRehab, Texas, that can be customized based on your individual needs. It's important to realize that many factors in our lives contribute to chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain; these may include poor posture, muscle tension, or joint misalignment affecting nerves and muscles connected with them. Suppose you have been living with chronic nerve-related pain for months or even years without relief from traditional therapies like medication or physical therapy. In that case, it might be time to give chiropractic care a try.

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