When you experience weakness, numbness, or tingling in your extremities, the feeling can create great stress (“Am I having a heart attack or a stroke?”) or be easily overlooked (“My hand fell asleep because of how I had it positioned”). What might really be in play is neuropathy. This affliction is not to be ignored or misdiagnosed. Neuropathy, at its worst, can become a debilitating and life-altering condition. Consider neuropathy therapy as a solution.
WHAT IS NEUROPATHY?
Over 24 million Americans suffer from nerve damage, also known as neuropathy or peripheral neuropathy. While nerve damage can occur at any age, older adults are the typical sufferers of this chronic problem.
The symptoms of neuropathy typically show up in certain areas of the body and are experienced in specific ways, though some people may be asymptomatic.
- Where neuropathy appears: In the feet, hands and fingers, back, face, or thighs.
- When neuropathy occurs: Typically at night.
- How neuropathy presents: Sensations can include tingling, numbness, burning, over-sensitivity, loss of sensitivity, cramping, or pins and needles. Pain can be sharp or lingering.
- Neuropathy can cause: Difficulty walking, poor balance, weakness, slow reflexes, coordination issues, limping, and muscle weakness or muscle loss.
Neuropathy usually begins mildly, which makes it easy to overlook or brush off as a one-time occurrence caused by a pulled muscle or temporarily pinched nerve. However, real neuropathy usually progresses into distracting nerve problems that can interrupt your entire life, from sleep to work, hobbies to everyday household tasks.
WHAT CAUSES NEUROPATHY?
A decreased blood supply to nerves is the cause of the pain and symptoms neuropathy sufferers experience. Without proper blood flow in the capillaries, the nerves are devoid of essential oxygen and nutrients and are unable to eliminate waste.
What determines whether you will develop neuropathy? There are over 100 known causes of peripheral neuropathy. Some of the most common include:
- Disc degeneration
- Vascular disease
- Certain medications
- Stenosis of the spine
- Exposure to toxins
Clearly, environment, age, and overall health and well-being are all potential factors in the development of neuropathy.
CHOOSE A NATURAL, NON-INVASIVE NEUROPATHY THERAPY
Neuropathy is a condition that cannot be completely cured, but the right therapy can create incredible relief by eliminating pain and stimulating healing. The solution begins by finding the root cause of the problem and addressing it.
Health conditions are never independent of the rest of your body. All systems in the body are interconnected, and nerves are no different. Unfortunately, the most common plans to manage neuropathy include prescription medications which, in their attempt to stifle or silence the problematic nerves, also stunt the entire nervous system. This means neuropathy sufferers can feel differences in their brain, and the spinal cord and internal organs can be negatively affected and cause dreadful side effects to occur.
Even with a great deal of medication – whether pain meds, pain-relieving creams, antidepressants, or anti-seizure medications – advanced neuropathy will remain symptomatic. At this point, doctors may tell you to simply learn to live with the condition. But you don’t have to suffer silently. And you shouldn’t have to rely on highly addictive narcotics as the standard approach to dealing with your condition.
Medications, prescribed appropriately, are not all bad, but the underlying condition of neuropathy needs to be addressed at the same time. At the Restorative Wellness Center, we take a different approach than traditional medicine and offer a better, long-lasting solution to neuropathy.
GET RELIEF WITH NEUROPATHY THERAPY
If you suffer from neuropathy, our drug-free, multi-disciplinary approach will give you relief from this all-encompassing affliction. Lack of oxygen to the nerves causes the nerve die-off that results in neuropathy symptoms.
Our state-of-the-art technology balances nerve signals and reinstates proper blood flow. Proper nutrition is also an integral element of neuropathy therapy. Together, these efforts calm the chronic pain you are suffering and allow the body to heal by correcting and re-educating nerve impulses.
Contact the Restorative Wellness Center in Ann Arbor to schedule your appointment for help with your neuropathy pain. Get on the road to drug-free, surgery-free, and effective therapy for nerve damage.