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What Is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy TherapyAccording to WebMD, peripheral Neuropathy refers to the condition that results when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord from and to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased. These damaged nerves interrupt communication between the brain and the rest of the body, impair movement in the muscles, prevent normal sensation in the arms and legs, and cause pain. The damage to a peripheral nerve is called monoNeuropathy and is usually caused by trauma from an accident.

It is common for people with peripheral Neuropathy to be subjected to various degrees of pain. At Advanced Health Chiropractic in Livermore, our goal is to help manage the condition causing your Neuropathy and help you find relief. While it is essential to identify the type of pain medication that will work best to manage your peripheral Neuropathy symptoms, it is also vital to ensure that the treatment discussed works with your body chemistry and works well with other therapies.

People with peripheral Neuropathy describe their pain as stabbing, burning, or tingling, and they can also lose sensation in their arms and legs. Neuropathy can affect the following:

  • Sensory nerves: Nerves that control sensation. Injury to these nerves can cause tingling, numbness, or weakness in limbs.
  • Motor nerves: Nerves that help with power and movement. Any damage can cause weakening of the feet and hands.
  • Autonomic nerves: Nerves that control body systems like the digestive or cardiovascular system. Damage to these nerves can negatively affect heart rate, blood pressure, and other functions.

How Neuropathy Works?

Neuropathy PatientGenerally, a neurologist will begin treatment by putting the patient through a detailed medical exam to determine the severity of the Neuropathy-treatment. There are different tests given to patients to assess the state and cause of the nerve damage. Once the cause is established and the area of the nerve damage is found, one of our specialists will determine what sort of treatment is needed to control the symptoms. In some cases, the root of the nerve damage is eliminated.

If you or anyone in your family has been diagnosed with peripheral Neuropathy or has had similar symptoms, you should contact your doctor right away. You can book an appointment with Advanced Health Chiropractic in Livermore. At Advanced Health Chiropractic, we’ve successfully helped our patients maintain the symptoms of peripheral Neuropathy, and we’re dedicated to helping you get back to enjoying everyday life pain-free. If pain from nerve damage is affecting you or someone you know, call our office in Livermore at (925) 900-5400 to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.

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