Chiropractic Treatment for Neuropathy
Many may not realize it, but with routine visits to the chiropractor, patients may be able to control their neuropathic pain. Some people have mild to moderate pain, while others experience severe symptoms. Under some circumstances, constant inflammation occurs and leads to chronic fatigue and pain. However, other patients experience symptoms only when they have poor posture or when exercising. No matter the cause or symptom level, Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. in Arlington Heights is committed to helping patients achieve whole-body wellness through our unique approach of chiropractic care.
What Is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy occurs when damage happens to the peripheral nerves, which are outside of the spinal cord and brain. The result is often numbness, pain, and weakness in the patient's feet and hands. Other areas of the patient's body can experience symptoms as well. Approximately 20 million people in the United States have received a diagnosis for some form of neuropathy.
Symptoms of Autonomic Neuropathy:
- Abnormal blood pressure or heart rate
- Decreased sweating
- Dizziness or fainting when standing up
- Nausea or vomiting
- Problems with digestion
- Problems with urination
- Sexual dysfunction
- Weight loss that's unintentional
Symptoms of Motor Neuropathy:
- Difficulty walking or moving arms or legs
- Inability to move body parts
- Loss of dexterity
- Loss of muscle control
- Loss of muscle tone
- Muscle twitching
- Muscle weakness
Symptoms of Sensory Neuropathy:
- Burning sensations
- Changes in sensations
- Feeling like you're wearing gloves or socks
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of reflexes
- Numbness in hands or feet
What Is Chiropractic Care?
For some, receiving chiropractic care is part of their routine. However, others have never visited a chiropractor before. Chiropractic professionals are considered "physician-level" providers due to the intense level of training they must receive. According to the American Chiropractic Association, there are over 70,000 licensed, practicing chiropractors in the United States and approximately another 3,000 who are working in management and academic roles.
About Chiropractic Care for Neuropathy
Chiropractors spend their time focusing on disorders of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Because neuropathy falls within these categories, a doctor of chiropractic is a good place to start seeking help after receiving a diagnosis. The peripheral nerves become compromised from several reasons so it is important to have a thorough examination in order to find all the causes of your neuropathy symptoms.
Visiting a chiropractor will help determine where your nerves are damaged, irritated or pinched. A chiropractor will also assess and give advice on lifestyle, posture, routine, and work habits. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities, physical therapy, red light therapy (Anodyne), massage therapy and nutritional support are all offered for neuropathy treatments.
Should You See a Chiropractor?
Chiropractic care is a natural healing treatment that provides many patients with soothing relief from their neuropathy symptoms and pain. Not only is it non-invasive and gentle, but it's also safe for patients of all ages. For your neuropathy symptoms, contact Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. in Arlington Heights. Call (847) 259-4493 today and start feeling better tomorrow.