Neuropathy Second Most Common Condition Treated by Chiropractors
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, it’s estimated that well over 20 million Americans suffer from some form of neuropathy. It’s a ballpark estimate considering over 100 types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified. It’s also easy to misdiagnose.
Ridge Farm Back Pain Center wants to help you identify the symptoms of neuropathy, the potential causes, and how chiropractic care can put you on the path to healing without drugs or surgery.
The Core of What You Need to Know About Neuropathy
At its core, neuropathy is damage to the nervous system. Damage manifests as total loss of neural signaling or misfires, from muscle twitches to loss of bladder control. Severity ranges from mild to disabling. It all depends on where and how many nerves involved.
As for causes, it can be as straightforward as physical injury to something as subtle as disease and infections. Diabetes, certain cancers, many viruses, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases and more can impede function or attack/damage nerve tissue.
Properly diagnosing is still a challenge with all medical science still has to learn about the human body. The first step in a proper diagnosis is entertaining the idea that neuropathy might be the problem. Doctors test for this by probing into your medical history, performing physical and neurological exams, and testing body fluids for signs of abnormal activity.
Addressing the Root of Your Neuropathy
Turning to chiropractic care to treat neuropathy has been on the rise for years. Neuropathy ranks second in the list of most common conditions chiropractors treat. The good part is that chiropractic care provides neuropathy relief in approximately 85% of patients in under 10 appointments.
Ridge Farm Back Pain Center in Ridge Farm Illinois has many tools available to help you find pain relief. We want to give you quality of life back. Our goal is to reduce if not eliminate your pain, relieve symptoms and improve function.
Doctor Todd J. Georges has over 26 years of diverse experience as a Chiropractic Physician and Certified Acupuncturist.
Have questions or are ready to schedule an appointment? Call Ridge Farm Back Pain Center at (217) 247-2473. We’re happy to help.