Whether your peripheral neuropathy symptoms are mild and intermittent or chronic and debilitating, Dr. Whetstone and Dr. Linkel of Allied Integrative Health & Wellness in Cleveland, Ohio, offer a full scope of drug-free treatment options. The team has helped countless sufferers regain a bounce in their step. If you’ve been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy and are looking for drug-free relief, call the office or book a consultation online.
Peripheral neuropathy, which affects an estimated 20 million Americans, is a painful condition resulting from damage to the nerves that deliver information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. There are over a hundred types of peripheral neuropathy, each with its own specific symptoms. In general, peripheral neuropathies are categorized by the type of damage to the nerves.
Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy. Between 60-70% of diabetics develop neuropathy in their lifetime, according to the American Diabetes Association. Other causes are:
There are a wide array of symptoms, which may occur over a period of days, weeks, or years, and may be acute or chronic. These include:
At Allied Integrative Health & Wellness, treatment is individualized and depends on the underlying cause of your neuropathy. The Allied team treats your whole body, not just the symptoms and often take a multi-modal approach. Your plan may include one or more of the following:
Lifestyle advice such as nutritional counseling and supplements, maintaining optimal weight, exercising, and limiting or avoiding alcohol consumption