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Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy

If you have ever had a limb fall asleep you have had the sensation. Pins and needles as the blood returns – it feels uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Only with neuropathy, that feeling doesn’t simply vanish. Numbness, tingling, pain, sensitivity, weakness and even burning may be experienced due to damaged nerves.

Diagnosis involves your health care provider testing your reflexes and muscle strength, as well as neurological tests to detect response to vibration, light touches, and pokes. Blood tests may be ordered as well, electromyography (tests electrical impulses), and in severe cases, a nerve biopsy may be taken.

The first step is to determine if the neuropathy is permanent or temporary. If it’s caused by a medication, stopping the medication should halt the symptom. If caused by a nutritional deficiency, supplementation and diet are altered and symptoms may resolve over time. If the cause is diabetes and nerve damage treatment will be aimed at non-allowance of further damage over time.

  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Diet designed for your body’s needs
  • Regular chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom designed exercise plan
  • Acupuncture
  • TENS Units (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) may also be helpful. A review in Pain Management found that 4 to 6 weeks of TENS unit treatments can significantly improve pain, reduce numbness, and improve the quality of life.
  • Class IV Deep Tissue Laser
  • Medimassager Vibration
  • Infrared Lights Rebuilder
  • Neuro-Regeneration Home Unit