Some Common Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy:
1) Do you get numbness/tingling in your feet, legs or hands?
2) Are your feet sensitive to the touch?
3) Does it hurt when the covers touch your skin at night?
4) Do you feel weak when you walk?
5) Do you get cramping or burning sensations in your feet, legs or hands?
6) Do you feel like ants are crawling all over your feet or hands?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may have Peripheral Neuropathy.
Common Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy:
- Diabetes and blood sugar conditions are one of the major causes of peripheral neuropathy.
- Vitamin Deficiencies
- Autoimmune Diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus, and Guillian-Barre Syndrome
- Trauma/ Injury
- nerve impingement caused by tumors, any injury that leads to decreased blood flow and or compression on the nerves can lead to peripheral neuropathy.
- Toxins- such as lead, arsenic, mercury, some industrial chemicals
- Drugs and Medications
- some chemotherapy medications and even some antibiotics may cause peripheral neuropathy
- Idiopathic- Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy is neuropathy for which no clear cause has been found.
Treatment and Relief of Peripheral Neuropathy Pain:
At Capital Region Integrative Health, we work hard to find relief for our patients without drugs or surgery while addressing the underlying problem(s).
Our treatment approaches are tailored to each individual patient, to soothe and heal the nerves and tissues by improving oxygenation and circulation.
Treatment Programs can include combinations of:
- Laser Therapy
- Electric Stimulation
- Vibration Therapy
- Nutritional Therapy and Supplementation
- Manual Manipulation
- At Home Therapeutic Activities