If you suspect you may have neuropathy, or you’ve already been diagnosed, we will provide a complimentary evaluation to determine the state of your condition and recommend and an all-natural pain relief treatment plan to prevent it from getting worse. In many cases, neuropathy can be completely reversed.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
The word “neuropathy” applies to disease or dysfunction of a nerve. “Peripheral” refers to “beyond” the spinal cord. When a nerve issue interferes with normal communication between the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves, it can result in peripheral neuropathy.
Our brain communicates with the body through a highly intricate network of nerves, connecting all parts—our skin, muscles, and internal organs—through the spinal cord to the brain.
Peripheral nerves branch out from the spinal cord throughout the body along lines known as “dermatomes.” If a particular dermatome is affected by nerve damage, the area of the body that it serves is no longer able to receive proper signals from the brain. This disruption in communication leads to a variety of unusual sensations such as numbness, tingling, or pain—pain that can be quite severe.
To prevent peripheral neuropathy from worsening, we will help you address it as early as possible. Come into the clinic if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Numbness, tingling, or a prickling feeling in the hands or feet that comes on gradually, then spreads to the arms or legs
- Sensations of burning or freezing
- Sharp, jabbing pain
- Throbbing pain
- Highly increased sensitivity to touch
- Falling or a general decrease in coordination
- Weakness in the muscles (or even paralysis if a motor nerve is involved)
Other symptoms can arise if autonomic nerves are affected. Autonomic nerves govern the tissues that control involuntary actions within the body. You may experience:
- Blood pressure changes that can cause dizziness or lightheadedness
- Digestive, bowel, or bladder problems
- Altered sweating and a lower tolerance to heat
Regenerative medicine can be highly effective against peripheral neuropathy. When targeted by stem cells or platelet-rich plasma, damaged nerve tissue can actually be repaired or replaced.
Our clinic uses the highest quality Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells (safely and ethically collected from the umbilical allografts), which deliver an incredible boost to the body’s natural ability to heal. These undifferentiated cells can transform into whatever cells your body needs to heal.
Platelet-rich plasma can be just as effective as stem cells in many cases of peripheral neuropathy. We prepare the injection from a sample of your blood during your appointment. Platelet-rich plasma does not require donor tissue, which is why it’s at a lower price point. Growth factors in the injection contribute to its regenerative power.
Chiropractic care can also be an important part of an integrated treatment plan for peripheral neuropathy. Safe and non-invasive, a chiropractic adjustment can correct a spinal issue that’s behind your peripheral neuropathy symptoms.
Causes of Neuropathy
Many things can cause peripheral neuropathy, with some more common than others, including:
- Trauma from a car accident or other injury
- Repetitive stress injuries
- A tumor (benign or malignant) pushing on a nerve
- Vitamin deficiency (often related to alcohol consumption)
- Autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis
- Certain pharmaceutical drugs and cancer treatments
- Infections, such as Lyme disease or shingles
- Toxic chemicals
- Genetic conditions
- Bone marrow issues
- Kidney disease or liver disease
If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for neuropathy in Mesquite, Garland, Sunnyvale, Forney, Terrell or any nearby city in Dallas and Kaufman County, call our medical clinic today at (972) 285-6703 for a complimentary consultation.