What is Neuropathy?
Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition of the nervous system that typically causes numbness, tingling, burning, aching, and a variety of other symptoms. Many patients also report experiencing restless legs or throbbing, cramping pain in their hands or feet.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
Poor blood circulation may also be a major contributing factor that leads to neuropathy. Diabetics are especially susceptible to neuropathy due to the damage high sugar levels may inflict on the small vessels responsible for delivering blood to the nerves. High glucose levels are believed to adversely affect the amount of oxygen provided to the nerves thus leading to neuropathy.
Neuropathy is a progressive condition.
Early treatment is critical.
Neuropathy is a progressive condition, meaning it tends to get worse with time. If left untreated for too long, the nerve damage can reach a point where there is simply nothing that can be done. This is why early detection and treatment of peripheral neuropathy is critical to getting the best results.
Peripheral Neuropathy is a medical term that describes the problems that occur when your nerve endings are damaged. If you have had Peripheral Neuropathy for 3 years or less, your chance of success is extremely high. If you have been diagnosed with Neuropathy or have been suffering from the symptoms below, please contact us to schedule a consultation.
Know the Neuropathy Symptoms
|Numbness in feet||
Burning or pain in feet
Sharp electrical-like pain
Pain or difficulty walking
|Lack of coordination|
Difficulty sleeping from leg & foot discomfort
Prickling or tingling feeling in feet
|Extreme sensitivity to touch, even light touch||Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected|
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A number of factors can cause Peripheral Neuropathies
It’s not always easy to pinpoint the cause of Peripheral Neuropathy. A number of factors can contribute. Please call our clinic to learn if this treatment can help your condition.
Diabetes is the most common cause of Peripheral Neuropathy and can occur even in Diabetics who keep their blood sugar levels under control.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy often develop Neuropathy during or after the treatment.
Trauma or pressure on the nerve
Neuropathy commonly occurs after injury to nerves in the legs, and in patients diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy due to trauma.
Poor circulation leading to foot ulcers, and blockage of blood supply to the leg can also cause Neuropathy.
Many alcoholics develop Peripheral Neuropathy due to nerve ending damage.
Restless legs syndrome
Peripheral Neuropathy can be an associated medical condition for patients diagnosed with Restless Legs Syndrome, characterized by cramping and other unpleasant sensations in the legs.
Autoimmune diseases, kidney disease, liver disease and thyroid conditions can also cause Peripheral Neuropathy, as can certain viral or bacterial infections, including Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS.