Peripheral neuropathy is painful nerve damage, and getting prompt treatment is critical. It comes in more than 100 types, all of which can cause severe discomfort and dysfunction, with symptoms like nerve pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, burning pain, and trouble keeping your balance. In extreme, untreated situations, it can lead to the amputation of
extremities. Healing nerves from peripheral neuropathy requires finding the root cause of the problem and designing a treatment plan to address those causes. If you are struggling with nerve pain of any kind, schedule an appointment with your Los Angeles chiropractor Dr. Lee at SoCal Spinal Decompression Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc. today.

Causes and Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy Nerve Pain
The central nervous system consists of your brain and spinal cord, but the peripheral nervous system includes all of the nerves that travel out to other parts of the body, including those in your arms and hands, legs and feet, etc. In fact, the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy often manifest in these extremities. These are the most common causes of this kind of nerve pain, but there are other causes as well:

  • Diabetes ( Diabetic Neuropathy) High blood sugar levels can be toxic to peripheral nerves. Diabetic neuropathy is the most common kind of nerve damage in the U.S.
  • Chronic infections can also damage nerves.
  • Poor circulation can starve nerves.
  • Pinched nerves due to traumatic or overuse injuries or poor posture. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example of this type of peripheral neuropathy.
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals like pesticides can also cause peripheral nervous system damage.
  • Kidney conditions, hormonal conditions, and autoimmune conditions can also damage peripheral nerves.

Sensory symptoms of peripheral neuropathy typically include weakness, tingling, numbness, or burning pain in the affected area. Some patients with nerve pain may also notice problems with automatic functions related to nerves that have been
damaged. These are called “autonomic symptoms”. Some examples include too much or too little perspiration, sexual dysfunction, bowel or bladder dysfunction, or vision problems.

Treating Diabetic Neuropathy: Prompt Diagnosis and Action is Crucial
Getting help for peripheral neuropathy as soon as possible is critical because the longer nerve damage is allowed to continue, the less likely it is that the damage can be reversed. When nerve damage from diabetic neuropathy or any other type of neuropathy is allowed to fester, dysfunction can worsen and amputation may be necessary. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, be sure to schedule an appointment with Los Angeles chiropractor Dr. Lee as soon as possible.

He will carefully examine your symptoms and medical history to determine what is causing the nerve damage, which types of nerve tissue are involved, how severe it is, and what treatments will best heal damaged nerves and restore function. This detailed vascular and neurological evaluation is the essential first step in the healing process.

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Protocols 

When working with peripheral neuropathy, we want to achieve four essential goals:

  • Optimize the environment inside the body so nerves can heal
  • Stimulate better circulation to the nerves
  • Reactivate damaged nerves for pain relief and balance improvement
  • Provide brain-based pain relief

The following four treatment protocols can create those conditions so that nerves can heal:

  • Electromagnetic Infrared Therapy (Low-Level Light Therapy or LLLT): This highly-effective therapy stimulates the growth of new blood vessels around peripheral nerves so they get more oxygen and nutrients for repair.
  • Electrostimulation: For pain relief, nerve restoration, and nerve re-education, electrostimulation is incredibly effective and can be done daily, at home.
  • Advanced Nutrition Therapy: Because one of the main factors for nerve damage, especially diabetic neuropathy, involves blood sugar, optimizing nutrition is a crucial factor in treatment. Nutritional therapy helps detoxify the body,
    accelerate healing, decrease inflammation, enhance blood flow, and optimize the absorption of nutrients for nerve regeneration.
  • Home-Based Online Education and In-Clinic Therapy: LLLT and electrostimulation treatments happen once a week in our office as our chiropractor monitors your healing journey. At home, online education and continuing treatment between appointments ensure the best healing results.

Every patient’s healing from peripheral neuropathy varies, as the causes and areas affected are unique for each person. Dr. Lee will tailor your treatment plan to your healing needs and adjust and monitor as needed to optimize your recovery.

Schedule an Appointment with the Chiropractor Los Angeles Trusts for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
Don’t delay getting treatment for peripheral neuropathy. Prompt action and therapy can help nerves heal and provide drug-free nerve pain relief that can improve your quality of life significantly. Schedule an appointment today: (323) 375- 5147


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