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A modern philosophy in treating Peripheral Neuropathy

English: Complete neuron cell diagram. Neurons...

English: Complete neuron cell diagram. Neurons (also known as neurones and nerve cells) are electrically excitable cells in the nervous system that process and transmit information. In vertebrate animals, neurons are the core components of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to Tuttle Chiropractic offering a modern philosophy in treating Peripheral Neuropathy and wellness. We understand there are many Peoria Chiropractor facilities to choose from and have invested in the most advanced technology to ensure you that your treatment at our Peoria, Illinois Chiropractor office, will be exceptional.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Small fiber peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that impairs the smaller nerves under the skin causing sensory changes. The symptoms typically start at the toes or fingertips and gradually move up the legs or arms. Most people describe the sensory loss as a burning, tingling numbness, with occasional sharp pains. Some people have intense sensitivity, and some people have hardly any feeling. The symptoms may worsen at night, causing the disorder known as Restless Leg Syndrome.

Neuropathic pain is a debilitating form of chronic pain.  When the damage is peripheral in nature, it is often referred to as nerve pain, peripheral neuritis or peripheral neuropathy.  Factors that can contribute to peripheral neuropathy include spinal nerve pressure, non-spinal joint and soft tissues causing nerve compression or nerve entrapment.

While every person’s experience with peripheral neuropathy can be as unique, there are some common peripheral neuropathy signs and symptoms shared by most individuals.  The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may include numbness and burning, prickling or tingling feeling in the hands and feet, leg cramping, and sharp nerve pain.  The involved body part may be very sensitive to touch, and in severe cases, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, loss of balance or even loss of function may occur.  In advanced peripheral neuropathy patients may have trouble with balance and their gate, finding it hard to walk.  Often, patients mention that the pain interferes with their sleep.

Peripheral neuropathy is a malfunction of the motor, sensory and autonomic nerves that connect the spinal cord to muscles, skin and internal organs.  If you suffer from one or more of the problems above, you may have peripheral neuropathy.  In the past, patients have been left to suffer from the pain and complications associated with peripheral neuropathy.  Or their treatment option was medication and more medication.

Peripheral neuropathy’s course is variable; it can come and go, slowly progressing over many years, or it can become severe and debilitating. However, through chiropractic, it can often be controlled or eliminated.  When talking to your doctor about peripheral neuropathy, it’s important that they take a detailed history to ensure all possible causes of the neuropathy are addressed.  At our clinic we mainly focus on conservative and holistic treatments that are the least invasive.  Our treatments are successful in treating your acute (short term) and chronic (long term) pain.

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