Neuropathy

Tired of walking on pins and needles?

Does it feel like you're wearing gloves or socks when you're not?

Is it painful to wear socks or touch the blanket at night? 

Is your balance and coordination getting worse?

Neuropathy is a degenerative disease.

This means will continue to get worse unless you do something to stop it.

Diagnosing and addressing the cause of your neuropathy early on is extremely important to prevent further damage.

 

We compare this to taking the rock out of your shoe that is causing the irritation instead of just putting a band-aid on it. If caught early enough, your nerves are able to heal and repair, otherwise it can progress to a point where they are unable to regain full functionality.

 

Western Medicine only offers a few options outside of pharmaceuticals or surgery. 

Acupuncture however has been shown to be an effective, non-invasive, safe and side-effect free method to increase blood circulation and provide nutrients to the nerves that have been damaged. This allows the nerves to return to a healthy functioning state.

 

Even if you are at 85% nerve loss, we can help!

How can acupuncture help neuropathy?

  • increase circulation

  • relieve pain

  • reduce inflammation

  • regulate the nervous system

By optimizing our natural healing capabilities, we can use acupuncture and integrative therapies to regrow the small nerve fibers that have been damaged to help restore sensation, balance, and function.

What are causes of neuropathy?

  • Diabetes

  • Chemotherapy

  • Certain medications

  • High Alcohol Usage

  • Certain infections

  • Tumors

  • Trauma

  • Low Back Issues

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy is a common neurologic condition that affects the peripheral nerves. The most common symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy are burning, tingling pain, which often feels like a sharp electric sensation.

Walking (especially on hard or cold surfaces) can be very painful, often described as walking on shards of glass or rough pebbles. Seemingly simple sensations like the bed sheet grazing the toes can be agonizing.

 

When large nerve fibers are involved, patients are more likely to experience sensory loss, numbness and weakness in the hands or feet.

If the small (microscopic) fibers are involved, the sensation is generally a sharp, painful, burning or tingling sensation instead of numbness. There can also be changes in the skin such as thinning and body hair loss, as well as muscle wasting in the feet and hands as the nerves go offline.

There are many common causes of peripheral neuropathy in the US. This includes diabetes, thyroid disorders, certain auto-immune conditions, vitamin B12 deficiency, alcohol abuse and exposure to toxins such as heavy metals or chemotherapy drugs. HIV, other infections and certain types of cancer can also cause this type of pain.

What are symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? 

  • Numbness

  • Prickling/Tingling

  • Sharp Electric Pain

  • Burning Pain

  • Cramping & Discomfort

  • Hurts to Walk

  • Balance Problems

  • Diabetic Nerve Pain

  • Restless Leg

  • Arthritis

Stop your nerve degeneration and start living again.

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