Just like any other part of the body, your nervous system plays a vital role in your body’s ability to function. This complex system of nerves works to coordinate and deliver sensory information through a series of signals. Without it, we wouldn't be able to detect important changes in our environment. But what happens when our nerves become damaged? Neuropathy is the term used to describe damage to the peripheral nerves and here at Bakke Chiropractic Clinic, we treat the pain and dysfunction neuropathy causes.
Signs and Symptoms of Neuropathy
The symptoms of this condition vary by person. Common symptoms of neuropathy include numbness, tingling, itching, crawling, tremors, cramps, and impairment in sensation. In most long-term cases of neuropathy, pain will appear alongside paresthesia. Weakness and dizziness are less common as symptoms, but will occasionally show up. Some people also report an abnormal gait. If you experience any of these symptoms on a frequent basis, consult a chiropractor for help. You may have neuropathy.
Causes of Neuropathy
There is a broad group of conditions that could result in neuropathy. Autoimmune disease, diabetes, infection, disease, and disorders are usually the cause of neuropathy. Less common causes include certain medications, alcohol abuse, toxin exposure, vitamin deficiency, and physical trauma. Speaking with a doctor and undergoing certain tests may be able to narrow down the cause of a patient's problems.
If you are looking to avoid developing a condition like neuropathy, avoid alcohol, smoking, and repetitive motions that put extra pressure on your nerves. Also make sure to exercise and eat a healthy diet. These lifestyle choices will significantly reduce your risk of neuropathy.
Seeking Neuropathic Treatment in Tacoma?
Those living in Tacoma, Washington, can now get tested for neuropathy at Bakke Chiropractic Clinic. Our services also include neuropathy treatment. Here at Bakke Chiropractic Clinic, we will design a treatment plan that is catered to our patient's individual needs. Neuropathy can be treated with a range of medications, from antiepileptics to opiates, but these drugs have negative side-effects. Neuropathy can also be addressed through stem cell therapy, manual therapy, dieting changes, and herbal medicinal products. Your chiropractor will personally review your case and determine what your best treatment options are. If you are interested in learning more about diagnosis and treatment for neuropathy, give our clinic a call at 253-472-335. We will be happy to answer any questions or to schedule an appointment right away.