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What Is Neuropathy And How Can We Treat It?

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What Is Neuropathy And How Can We Treat It?

Do you or someone you know suffer from any of the following…

  • Numbness in feet
  • Burning or pain in feet
  • Leg cramping
  • Sharp electrical-like pain
  • Pain or difficulty walking
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty sleeping from leg & foot discomfort
  • Prickling or tingling feeling in feet

These are the signs of a painful condition called Neuropathy.

 

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.

Causes

 

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.

Treatment

 

Common treatment for Neuropathy include pain relievers, anti-seizure medications, topical treatments, ice and antidepressants. Unfortunately many of these treatments are ineffective and patients still have to live with pain.

 

There are other options however. In our office, 360 Medical Wellness & Neurology, we use the best testing methods to ensure an accurate diagnosis, we are able to achieve great results for people suffering from Neuropathy.

 

The treatment includes a series of precise techniques applied in combination with a very specific electro-stimulation program designed to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling, thus restoring normal sensation to the legs and feet. Most patients have reported improved sleep, mobility, and a return to normal activities.

 

Determining the cause of your neuropathy and the understanding type of nerve(s) affected are important for understanding your symptoms. While pain, numbness and tingling may be the most common symptoms associated with neuropathy – the true range of symptoms can expand much further. Understanding your symptoms and recognizing the potential links to your neuropathy can help you get the best possible treatments to alleviate your pain or discomfort.

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