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The Top 7 Signs Your May Have Peripheral Neuropathy

Written By Smith Chiropractic on November 11, 2019

man holding knee and experiencing joint pain

Peripheral neuropathy is caused by impairment of nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. If you suffer from this disorder, you will likely feel fatigued and have either numbness or pain in the hands, feet, or other body parts.

Signs and Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

There are 7 main signs and symptoms that you may have peripheral neuropathy:

  1. Numbness
  2. Burning pain
  3. Cramping
  4. Sharp electric pain
  5. Pain while walking
  6. Difficulty sleeping from the leg and/or foot discomfort
  7. Pricking/tingling feelings 

Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

The main cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes. About 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have peripheral neuropathy symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and burning in the feet, and weakness in the pelvis. 

Other causes include trauma such as a car accident or sports injury, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, certain cancers where tumors press on nerve fibers, kidney and liver disorders that lead toxic substances into the blood that can damage nerve tissue, and many others. 

Meet Your Colorado Springs Chiropractor to Treat Your Peripheral Neuropathy

Smith Chiropractic’s peripheral neuropathy treatment in Colorado Springs uses FDA-approved laser therapy to introduce healing in small nerve fibers. This treatment has a 90% satisfaction rate in that it treats rather than temporarily resolves symptoms.

Dr. Ammon Jacobson of Smith Chiropractic received his doctorate degree from the University of Western States, School of Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon. He continues to extend his knowledge in chiropractic care by learning new methods and researching neuro-muscular conditions for his patients to relieve their pain and discomfort. 

To make an appointment with Dr. Jacobson in Colorado Springs, please call Smith Chiropractic at (719) 390-5404 or visit their website.

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