Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition of the nervous system that typically causes numbness, tingling, burning, aching, and a variety of other symptoms. Many patients also report experiencing restless legs or throbbing, cramping pain in their hands or feet.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
Poor blood circulation may also be a major contributing factor that leads to neuropathy. Diabetics are especially susceptible to neuropathy due to the damage high sugar levels may inflict on the small vessels responsible for delivering blood to the nerves. High glucose levels are believed to adversely affect the amount of oxygen provided to the nerves thus leading to neuropathy.
Peripheral Neuropathy is a medical term that describes the problems that occur when your nerve endings are damaged. If you have had Peripheral Neuropathy for 3 years or less, your chance of success is extremely high. If you have been diagnosed with Neuropathy or have been suffering from the symptoms below, please contact us to schedule a consultation.
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It’s not always easy to pinpoint the cause of Peripheral Neuropathy. A number of factors can contribute. Please call our clinic to learn if this treatment can help your condition.
Diabetes is the most common cause of Peripheral Neuropathy and can occur even in Diabetics who keep their blood sugar levels under control.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy often develop Neuropathy during or after the treatment.
Neuropathy commonly occurs after injury to nerves in the legs, and in patients diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy due to trauma.
Poor circulation leading to foot ulcers, and blockage of blood supply to the leg can also cause Neuropathy.
Many alcoholics develop Peripheral Neuropathy due to nerve ending damage.
Peripheral Neuropathy can be an associated medical condition for patients diagnosed with Restless Legs Syndrome, characterized by cramping and other unpleasant sensations in the legs.
Autoimmune diseases, kidney disease, liver disease and thyroid conditions can also cause Peripheral Neuropathy, as can certain viral or bacterial infections, including Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS.
Pain or difficulty walking
Difficulty sleeping from discomfort
Extreme sensitivity to touch
Sharp electrical pain
Lack of coordination
Prickling or tingling feeling
Pins and needles sensation
The first step in treating peripheral neuropathy is to address any contributing causes such as infection, toxin exposure, medication-related toxicity, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, or compression that can lead to neuropathy. Correcting an underlying condition often can result in the neuropathy resolving on its own as the nerves recover or regenerate.
Peripheral nerves have the ability to regenerate axons, as long as the nerve cell itself has not died, which may lead to functional recovery over time.
Low-level light therapy using light emitting diode technology. This treatment has three main goals; increase blood flow, stimulate small fiber nerves and decrease brain-based pain.
It is believed in some cases the light therapy stimulates the blood vessels to grow back around the peripheral nerves and provide the proper nutrients to heal and repair. It’s like watering a tree providing the roots to grow deeper and deeper.
The amount of treatment needed to allow the nerves to fully recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and vascular evaluation.
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