Peripheral neuropathy is a symptom of a wide variety of conditions; it damages the nerves outside of your brain and spine, most often in the hands and feet. It can cause numbness, tingling, and pain.
There are multiple kinds of peripheral neuropathy, some of which occur in specific areas or are caused by certain conditions. The two general forms include:
Injury, trauma, or prolonged pressure cause this type of neuropathy. One of the most common forms of mononeuropathy is carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs in the wrists.
Polyneuropathy is the most common form of peripheral neuropathy and occurs when there’s damage to multiple nerves. It’s caused by a range of conditions, including:
Diabetic neuropathy is a type of polyneuropathy. When you have diabetes, your body doesn’t metabolize the sugars in your blood. That leads to an excess of sugar, or glucose, in your bloodstream and starves your cells.
Over time, the combination causes nerve damage and creates neuropathy, typically in the feet. Symptoms include:
Because peripheral neuropathy is typically the result of nerve damage, it’s a chronic, incurable condition. But with the right approach, Dr. Hausman can reduce your symptoms and slow its progression.
If a pinched nerve causes your neuropathy, he may use spinal realignment or spinal decompression to reduce pressure on that nerve and restore some amount of sensation.
Dr. Hausman may also recommend acupuncture to reduce the pain and associated negative side effects of neuropathy.
Traditional medicine treats the symptoms of neuropathy with oral and topical medications. While this can reduce the symptoms of your neuropathy, it does nothing to slow the condition’s progression.
With Dr. Hausman’s treatment approach, he works to find the cause of your neuropathy, reducing symptoms with non-pharmaceutical procedures, including correcting spinal alignment and opening up your body’s natural channels of healing energy. Doing so slows neuropathy's progression and limits long-term complications.
When you’re experiencing numbness in your hands and feet, don’t wait until your neuropathy gets worse. Seek the help of the holistic and board-certified Dr. Hausman. Call to schedule your appointment or book it online today.
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