Peripheral Neuropathy

This is a common condition/injury that will affect the arms, hands, legs, and feet. An individual can even have neuropathy affect their neck, face and head. Neuropathy, by the medical definition is considered nerve disease, or a state in which the nerves are dying. Nerve death is not always the case, as this condition can be either acute and sudden or chronic. For example, if you sit on something hard incorrectly, your leg may go numb and you may feel tingling. That doesn’t mean your nerve is dying. In the case of peripheral neuropathy, nerves are being affected by one or more types of stressors.

Chemical stress includes toxicity from metals, synthetic chemicals, additives, preservatives, and sometimes even medications such as chemotherapy and other cancer medications. A second stress type is physical. This includes traumas, trips and falls, car accidents, sprained joints, work positions that may compress joints and nerves for long periods of time, and even sleeping funny. A third type of stress is emotional stress. Anger, fear, anxiety, etc., is commonly acquired from work, school, and family events, and can produce energy that directly changes our structure, affecting nerves and their functioning.  

When an individual has peripheral neuropathy, if they are ignoring it will not make it go away. If they try to sleep it off, massage it away, take pain killers for it, apply lotions and potions to it, etc., it will persist.

So, what really happens when you are experiencing peripheral neuropathy? First, the blood supply going to the nerves is altered, which directly affects their functioning. This in turn affects the functioning of their organs and muscles, such as your arms or your skin.  Second, the nerve will commonly become compressed, affecting the energy supply and communication from the brain to the organs and muscles. Third, the nerve tissues are not receiving adequate oxygen that they need to perform normal processes. This causes damage, as all of the cells in our body require oxygen. This is as if someone was holding their breath for days-how can they expect any of their organs to function properly?

There are simple treatments for this condition/injury that can reverse and stop it. Chiropractic care is simple and will align joints, taking compression off of the nerve tissue and allowing oxygen, blood, and energy to get to the nerve tissue and the surrounding organs and muscles. Additional treatments that can be done are vitamin and nutrient intravenous therapy to heal nerve tissue that my have become toxic from medications or chemicals. Another type of treatment is spinal traction, which decompresses the compressed joints and nerves.

Don’t be comfortable with suffering and discomfort. Every day without treatment only worsens this condition. Take the first step and change your life and health! Call our office at (719) 594-0071 to set up a consultation or an appointment.

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