Neuropathy Q & A
by Ram Parikh, D.C.
What is peripheral neuropathy?
The peripheral nervous system is responsible for sending messages from the brain and spinal cord to the remaining body parts and systems. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the peripheral nerves. As a progressive condition, neuropathy gradually worsens over time. If you fail to seek proper treatment for this condition, nerve damage can reach an irreversible point where treatments are less effective. Seek out quality chiropractic treatment from Dr. Parikh of the Discover Wellness Center as soon as you notice signs of neuropathy.
What are the signs of neuropathy?
Neuropathy often presents as pain in the hands and feet often accompanied by numbness and weakness. Although the problem is most common in the hands and feet, symptoms may occur in other body parts as well. Signs of neuropathy include:
• Burning or pain in the hands or feet
• Difficulty sleeping due to leg and foot discomfort
• Extreme sensitivity to touch and light
• Leg cramping
• Muscle weakness
• Pain when walking
• Poor coordination
• Prickling or tingling in the hands or feet
Problems with balance make this condition particularly dangerous since most patients feel unsteady on their feet and are more prone to experience falls and accidents. That’s why it’s vital to get treatment as early as possible.
How is neuropathy treated?
At Discover Wellness Center, Dr. Ram Parikh prioritizes adequate diagnostic testing and evaluation to detect neuropathy and pinpoint the underlying causes. Your Butler, PA chiropractor uses a revolutionary treatment method to greatly reduce the pain of neuropathy. A collection of careful and precise techniques are used in conjunction with an electro-stimulation procedure. Together these neuropathy treatments help to decrease pain, swelling, and inflammation, enabling those who suffer from this condition improved sensation and mobility in their legs and feet.
To learn more about the breakthrough neuropathy treatment provided at Discover Wellness Center, contact the office. We also use cold laser therapy to increase circulation, decrease pain and regrow cartilage. Trigenics can be used to lengthen and strengthen muscles.