Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a frustrating, life impairing condition that is frequently overlooked until it’s too late to treat effectively.

The most common medical treatment consists of prescription drugs, such as:

  • Gabapentin
  • Neurontin
  • Lyrica
  • Cymbalta

Unfortunately, these prescription medications affect all of your nerves, not just the ones affected by neuropathy, and they only mask the symptoms. There are several causes for neuropathy, ranging from diabetes to chemotherapy treatment and nerve compression syndromes.

Most cases of neuropathy are diagnosed as idiopathic, meaning that the cause is simply unknown.

Fortunately, recent advances in treatment are offering relief even for idiopathic peripheral neuropathy sufferers.

Peripheral-Neuropathy

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy:

Burning pain

Sensitive Skin

Cramping

Tingling Or Prickly Feelings

Leg Or Foot Pain

Electrical Shock-Like Pain

Increased Risk Of Falling

Muscle Weakness

Pain Or Muscle Cramping That Disrupts Sleep

Impaired Balance

Numbness & Pain In Your Hands Or Feet

In many cases, the initial symptoms are mild, but worsen over time - moving from the toes to the feet, the legs and can even affect the hands.

Our Approach to Treatment

The unique treatments offered at Virginia Family Chiropractic do not simply mask the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Our treatments  are designed help you regain lost nerve functionality. When nerves are healthy they will not send signals of sensations that aren’t really there. Improved nerve metabolism and function means less pain, less numbness and tingling, normal sensation and better balance.

Candidates that qualify for treatment generally experience a reduction in their neuropathy symptoms in a matter of weeks. Also, most patients experience increased stamina and enjoy better balance that leads to a healthier more active lifestyle.

Peripheral Neuropasthy