Often, when people think of chiropractic care, they think of the correction of musculoskeletal concerns, like vertebrate alignment and herniated discs, however, chiropractic care can also be exceptionally beneficial in reducing or eliminating nerve pain in the extremities.
Peripheral neuropathy makes up over 3 million cases in America each year. This particular condition is when something is impinging on the nerves that lead to your hands or feet. This can lead to both numbness or tingling in your extremities. Peripheral neuropathy can also cause weakness in the extremities and reduce your quality of life. There are many different causes of peripheral neuropathy and diabetes is a main cause, but injuries and infections can also trigger peripheral neuropathy. Often, as chiropractors, we work with patients who experience peripheral neuropathy due to impinged nerves near the spine for any number of reasons. These reasons can include patients who have herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and excess inflammation.
So why does seeing a chiropractor help so much with peripheral neuropathy?
Here at Progressive Health and Rehab in Gahanna, we take a non-invasive approach to helping our patients to recover from peripheral neuropathy. We look at the whole you instead of just jumping to medications to treat your symptoms. By utilizing holistic techniques, we help to not just treat the symptoms, but to treat the actual cause of your peripheral neuropathy. You will receive medical treatment, gentle chiropractic corrections, and rehab therapy as necessary in order to create a comprehensive plan to address your specific needs. In addition to these types of treatment options, we also work hard to address lifestyle changes that may be necessary to facilitate your healing. We look at the whole you, including any comorbidities that could be causing your peripheral neuropathy, and we can even address diet changes to help you to feel your best.
According to the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, patients saw a resolution to their peripheral neuropathy after an average of just nine chiropractic treatments. Chiropractic care helps to relieve any nerve impingement or compression, and can also help to reduce inflammation in the area of concern without the need for pharmaceuticals or invasive procedures. This not only helps to reduce down time, but it also allows your body to heal itself with just a little bit of help.
Because Progressive Health and Rehab in Gahanna takes a holistic approach to your health, you can rest assured that you are being treated as a whole person and with care. We want you to be able to not just treat the symptoms of your peripheral neuropathy, but to also be able to find true relief for your pain. That’s why looking at things like diet, ergonomics, and strength are so important for a holistic approach to your health.
When you need help for peripheral neuropathy, turn to the doctors you can trust to care for you at Progressive Health and Rehab in Gahanna. Contact our office today for more information on how we can help and to schedule your initial appointment with one of our practitioners.