Non-Medication Treatment for Neuropathy and Chronic Nerve Pain
Neuropathy pain can present itself in several ways. The pain is often progressive and starts with numbing and tingling sensations in your extremities. This includes your hands, feet, arms, and legs.
Certain chronic conditions like diabetes can cause peripheral neuropathy symptoms before an official diagnosis.
A common approach to relieving chronic nerve pain is through surgery or prescription medications. Chiropractic care is a more natural treatment alternative to medication and surgery. There are clinical treatments that will address the source of your nerve pain and work to alleviate it.
What Are the Signs of Neuropathic Pain?
Chronic nerve pain and peripheral neuropathy can include symptoms such as burning and tingling sensations, sensitivities in your extremities, and numbness. You might also experience muscle weakness and feelings that resemble minor electric shocks.
Other potential symptoms are:
- No longer feeling hot or cold sensations
- Pins and needles sensations
- Loss of feeling in your extremities
- An inability to touch your feet due to pain
- Sleeping difficulties due to pain
- Leg cramps
- Feeling as though ants or insects are crawling on your legs
- Pain while walking
What Can a Chiropractor Do?
A chiropractor can evaluate your symptoms and examine the potential sources of your pain. You’ll discuss any underlying conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and prior injuries that may be triggering your nerve pain. Using state-of-the-art examination techniques and technologies, your chiropractor will design an individual treatment approach.
The treatment will not involve medication or surgery. If you’ve tried these solutions in the past without success, you’ll probably make a good candidate for natural neuropathy treatment. Your chiropractor will tell you if proceeding with natural treatment is a good idea during the initial evaluation process.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
As with all treatments, results will vary according to individual circumstances. However, therapy for neuropathy does not stop at the symptoms of the problem. Unlike medication that usually only targets your symptoms and pain, chiropractic therapy addresses the root causes.
Peripheral neuropathy treatment goes after the source of your symptoms. The treatments teach your body to heal damaged nerves. After a few treatment sessions, most patients notice significant improvements.
Should I Seek Care?
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of neuropathy, you should schedule an initial consultation. One of our board-certified chiropractors in Lyndhurst, Ohio, can work with you to determine if a treatment plan is right for you. The medical professionals in our office will advise you on what type of treatments you’ll need. You always have the final say.
So if there’s something you’re unsure of or not comfortable with, your chiropractor will do their best to address your concerns. And, if you don’t want to proceed with something, you won’t be forced to. All of the treatments that our chiropractors recommend for neuropathy are approved by the FDA. They’re advanced and can help you get back to the things in life you enjoy.
Our chiropractor’s team is here to help you as an individual.
If you’re suffering from chronic nerve pain, contact our team today.