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6 Common Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy and How to Treat It

Written By Smith Chiropractic on August 8, 2018

Peripheral neuropathy has the power to disrupt anyone’s life. 

The pain, numbness, stiffness and tingling feelings of peripheral neuropathy are the result of decreased blood flow to the nerves, and can worsen if not properly treated.

So how do you know if you have peripheral neuropathy? 

And more than that, how do you treat it?

There are 2 ways to treat peripheral neuropathy. One of the best options is through low level laser therapy, which offers a safe alternative to medication, the other way to treat peripheral neuropathy. 

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy happens when the nerves that send messages from your brain to your body are damaged. 

Though peripheral neuropathy can commonly be a side effect diabetes, most cases are idiopathic, or without any known cause.

6 Common Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy

A frequent tingling or numb feeling in your fingers and toes can be the first sign of peripheral neuropathy. If not treated, other common symptoms may occur like:

1. Numbness

2. Tingling feeling like pins and needles

3. Burning or freezing sensations

4. Stiffness and aching

5. Electric shocks

6. Loss of balance

Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may not always be constant, but instead arise in sporadic feelings of discomfort. Regardless, these symptoms still have the ability to drastically affect your daily life, and commonly get worse over time. 

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment

Peripheral neuropathy treatment differs for each individual case. The goal of treatment is to use spinal manipulation, or spinal adjustments to reduce pressure on the nerves exiting the spine.

Typically, patients are given anti seizure medication to reduce their symptoms which doesn’t stop the progression and doesn’t help it to get better. 

Smith Chiropractic takes the correct approach to  peripheral neuropathy treatment by working with the body’s healing abilities through FDA approved laser therapy. This initiates the healing of small nerve fibers and quickly reduces the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

How to Treat Peripheral Neuropathy

Reduce the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy with laser therapy. Smith Chiropractic is one of the only offices in Colorado Springs offering peripheral neuropathy treatment

If you’re concerned that you have peripheral neuropathy and want to learn more, schedule an appointment or call 719-390-5404.

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