Neuropathy is a fancy word used to describe a problem with a person’s nerves. Your brain, spinal cord and body are in constant communication with one another thanks to your central and peripheral nervous system. When something interferes with your nervous system, you’re likely to get pain, tingling, or numbness in a problem area. Neuropathy can involve a single nerve or an entire nerve group and is typically discovered via a burning sensation in a person’s hands, feet, arms or legs.
Some of the common causes of neuropathy include autoimmune diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis) and diabetes. Nerve pressure/trauma, as well as alcoholism, exposure to toxins, and/or an underactive thyroid may also lead to neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy can involve all sorts of problems, including a lack of coordination such that a person falls often. In addition, heart problems, incontinence, impotence, and digestion problems are common.
A chiropractor can give you expert advice on dealing with neuropathy, such as controlling your blood sugar, eating more vegetables, and specifically eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids and B-vitamins to support the nervous system. Even better, a chiropractor will do manual adjustments on your body to help relieve the pain and speed natural healing.
Did you know that neuropathy is the second most common ailment treated by chiropractors, according to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners? As people age, their vertebral joints of the spine start to degenerate, pressing on the roots of the spinal nerves. A chiropractor performs adjustments to put the vertebrae back into alignment. By releasing trapped or compressed nerves in areas bothering a person, the chiropractor is able to provide needed relief from pain.
As a drug-free treatment, chiropractic care helps many people feel better over time. Sure, you could pop endless Ibuprofen pills, but wouldn’t it make more sense to get to the root of the problem and get that taken care of so you no longer suffer with neuropathy?