How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Peripheral Neuropathy

If you suffer the pain, dysfunction, tingling, and potential complications associated with peripheral neuropathy, consider chiropractic care as a treatment. Chiropractic care seeks to bring your whole body into alignment, which can reduce or eliminate the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy can develop as a result of diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, infections, or another major medical condition. Neuropathy occurs when the signals traveling between the body and the central nervous system are interrupted. You may experience symptoms including numbness and tingling in your hands and feet. The sensations can move into your limbs and, in extreme cases, hamper walking or other daily function.

Chiropractic care can address these symptoms without the use of medication, which only masks symptoms and pain. Instead, Dr. Whetstone seeks to get at the root cause of your neuropathy to alleviate the condition and help you regain function and comfort.

Whole patient treatment

As a chiropractor, Dr. Whetstone follows a whole-body approach to peripheral neuropathy treatment. He looks for the underlying cause of the neuropathy, whether that’s an injury, uncontrolled diabetes, or nutritional deficiencies. You may receive nutritional recommendations along with physical treatments to help reduce your neuropathy symptoms.

A chiropractic treatment plan developed at Allied Integrative Health and Wellness also works in conjunction with any conventional doctors, handling the underlying cause of your neuropathy, such as a diabetic or autoimmune specialist.

Early diagnosis and treatment

Chiropractic offers early diagnosis and treatment to help prevent the progression of sensory and nerve damage. Dr. Whetstone can also address areas of tightness, congestion, or subluxation in your spine that put pressure on your nerves and contribute to neuropathy pain. Tightness in your connective tissue, specifically the fascia, can also put pressure on your nerves and cause the symptoms of neuropathy. Dr. Whetstone’s chiropractic techniques can help alleviate this connective tissue congestion.

He uses gentle adjustments, soft tissue manipulation, and other strategies to relieve nerve pressure that may aggravate neuropathy symptoms. These techniques can also improve blood flow and oxygenation of affected nerves. Chiropractic treatment can also stimulate nerves affected by neuropathy to increase sensation and reduce numbness or pain.

Control symptoms without medication

Patients who have chronic neuropathy pain don’t have to rely on medications for relief. Chiropractic care can offer electrostimulation and massage techniques that help relieve your symptoms so much that you don’t need drugs and all their side effects to control your pain.

Chiropractic care doesn’t cure peripheral neuropathy, but it does offer a way to lessen or temporarily eliminate symptoms. Adjustments, physical therapy, and other chiropractic interventions are an essential part of a comprehensive peripheral neuropathy treatment plan.

If you’re suffering from the symptoms of neuropathy, the team at Allied Integrative Health and Wellness is ready to help. Dr. Whetstone offers specialized treatment plans for neuropathy to patients in the Cleveland area. He can help you understand the origins of your symptoms and what steps you can take to improve your health. Call today, or book an appointment using the online tool.

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