Peripheral Neuropathy in Greenville, IL: Greenville Rehab & Pain Clinic

Conditions that Cause and Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuroprathy Therapy in Greenville, IL: The peripheral nervous system sends information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Approximately 21 million Americans are affected by peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes or diseases and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus.

Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy might include:

  • Gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms

  • Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, freezing or burning pain

  • Extreme sensitivity to touch

  • Lack of coordination and falling

  • Muscle weakness or paralysis

  • Heat intolerance and altered sweating

  • Bowel, bladder or digestive problems

  • Changes in blood pressure which can cause dizziness or feeling lightheaded

Peripheral neuropathy therapy provided at Greenville Rehab & Pain Clinic can help reduce pain

Getting oxygen and nutrients to damaged nerves is key in treating peripheral neuropathy. This can be done through many methods, including eating plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and antioxidants, as well as keeping the spine properly aligned. These will feed the nerves and help to destroy the free radicals that cause damage to the body’s cells, leading to an interference with nerve transmission.

According to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, neuropathy pain in the arms and legs is the second most common ailment treated by chiropractors. As we get older, the vertebral joints of the spine begin to degenerate leading to more pressure on the roots of the spinal nerves, causing symptoms. Spinal adjustments bring the vertebrae back into alignment, releasing trapped or compressed nerves. Many studies have shown that chiropractic care as a supplemental therapy can substantially decrease symptoms and pain in patients.

At Greenville Rehab & Pain Clinic, we provide many natural methods of treatment to manage neuropathy pain. Our chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturist will work with our patients to figure out which treatments will be the most effective in treating their specific pain. We have the latest technologies and equipment for your treatment plan. All of these can help the body and reduce nerve pain in the hands and feet.

Treatments at our facility

One of the biggest underlying factors of neuropathy can be helped with clinical nutrition.  We also incorporate very effective cold laser therapy which increases nitric oxide and oxygen to the affected area.  We recognize that medications and injections give very limited overall relief of neuropathy. In fact, Medicare is limiting injections for neuropathy due to findings of the ineffectiveness of them.  We offer various treatment methods for effective relief:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments

  • Cold Laser

  • Physical Therapy Exercises

  • Acupuncture

  • Clinical Massage

  • Nutritional Counseling

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