Neuropathy and Chiropractic Care

neuropathy-doctor-lakelandWhen there’s damage done to your peripheral nerves the result can be peripheral neuropathy, whereas you experience weakness, numbness and/or pain in your hands and feet.

Normally, your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. However, things like having diabetes mellitus or compressed/trapped nerves can interfere with those messages.

How do people describe their pain? Generally it’s like a stabbing, tingling or burning sensation in their extremities. While there are pills you can take to deaden the pain, it’s better to consider natural treatment for peripheral neuropathy coming from a skilled chiropractor.

When a chiropractor deals with peripheral neuropathy, he or she is using hand manipulation to get more oxygen and nutrients to damaged nerves so they can repair themselves. Oftentimes, a chiropractor will recommend the patient increase his or her intake of fruits and veggies– the more antioxidants, the better. Free radicals need to be destroyed since they’re causing damage to the body’s cells. When this happens, there’s an interference with nerve transmissions– and a person is in pain.

Besides using chiropractic care to help relieve peripheral neuropathy in the hands and feet, chiropractors also tend to treat arms and legs, too. The older a person gets, the more likely they experience some degeneration at their vertebral joints of the spine. This leads to neuropathy since the joints are pressing on the roots of spinal nerves.

Spinal adjustments can be performed by your chiropractor in order to bring vertebrae back into their proper alignment. Your body naturally, then, releases compressed/trapped nerves so they’re able to function better.

A study published in the British Medical Journal back in 2004 indicated that chiropractic adjustments improved symptoms for people with neuropathy more than medical care did after both 3 and 12 months. Later, in a 2008 report in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, another study showed an 85.5% resolution of nerve symptoms after 9 chiropractic treatments.

If you’re currently dealing with an odd pain in your hands and/or feet and you suspect neuropathy, contact New City Chiropractic at 863-940-3444 for more information on how chiropractic care can help relieve the pain.