Peripheral Neuropathy and Chiropractic

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Peripheral Neuropathy and Chiropractic

Chris Goetz - Friday, September 26, 2014

Peripheral Neuropathy is Caused By Insufficient Blood Flow to the Nerves

Goetz with CaptionPeripheral neuropathy presents itself as numbness in the far extremities, in particular the bottoms of the feet. It is not uncommon for a patient to first experience this numbness in the shower, where the water suddenly doesn't feel the same flowing over the feet. Some describe the sensation as feeling like having a pad on the bottom of the feet. But what begins as discomfort can quickly progress to something more serious. Burning pain in the feet and legs as well as difficulty walking could occur when neuropathy advances.

Ultimately, peripheral neuropathy is caused by a lack of micro-circulation to the tiny blood vessels in the extremities. This lack of blood flow effectively chokes off oxygen and nutrition to the nerves there. This process will cause nerve damage, prevent the nerves from healing and regenerating and could eventually lead to nerve death. There are two types of peripheral neuropathy. Circulatory peripheral neuropathy is brought on by problems in the circulatory system and is most often a symptom of diabetes. It is by far the most common and is often referred to as diabetic neuropathy. The second form is toxic neuropathy. This type is a common side effect of chemotherapy and can also be brought on by medications like Statins drugs.

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables that are rich in nutrients and antioxidants can go a long way in repairing damaged cells in the extremities. These foods nourish the nerves and can help destroy the cell damaging free radicals, which in turn lead to interference of the transmissions to the nerves. Decreasing inflammation can also be accomplished with the right foods.

Chiropractic has long been used as an effective treatment for neuropathy of the arms and legs. In fact, neuropathy is the second most common ailment treated by chiropractors, second only to pack pain. Chiropractors are trained in relieving strain and pressure on the nervous system through manual manipulation. Chiropractic adjustments allow for proper nerve function and increased blood flow throughout the body.

The ReBuilder Has Regenerative Effects

Doing so without drugs or invasive surgery, the ReBuilder sends a comfortable, restorative signal through your hands and arms or feet and legs to reduces pain, increase mobility and improve sleep. The Rebuilder is an effective device for use on patients with diabetic neuropathy because of the affect it has on nerves and nerve paths.

At Advance Health Services we promote the use of proper nutrition, chiropractic adjustments and the Rebuilder in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Call us today for a free consultation. You could finally be free of neuropathic numbness and pain.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.