Can Chiropractic Help with Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a result of damaged or malfunctioning nerves that causes weakness, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet. Neuropathy can also affect other areas of the body, including urination, digestion, and circulation. Neuropathy is commonly caused by diabetes but can also be the result of infections, metabolic disorders, autoimmune disorders, traumatic injuries, vitamin deficiencies, alcoholism, and exposure to toxins. Neuropathy can even be caused by taking medications such as antibiotics that were meant to treat infections.
Those who have neuropathy typically describe the pain as stabbing, burning, or tingling. Some cases of neuropathy can be so severe that even the feel of clothing on the body causes uncomfortable sensations such as tingling or the feeling of something crawling on the skin. No matter what may be the cause of your neuropathy, Hand and Heart Chiropractic offers a safe, natural, and effective solution so you can find quick and lasting relief.
How Chiropractic Improves Neuropathy Pain
The most common treatment recommended for neuropathy is prescription medications. In some cases, medical doctors will prescribe strong opioids, which can be addictive and have harmful side effects. Dr. Dionne Anderson is a neurologically-based chiropractor who strives to get to the root cause of what is causing your symptoms. While medication may relieve symptoms, it only covers up the underlying problem. Dr. Dionne offers a safe, natural, and effective alternative to strong medications.
Your nervous system is in charge of sending information from your brain to the rest of your body via the spinal cord. Neuropathy is an indication that something is not right with the nervous system. Since chiropractic focuses on the spine and the nervous system, it can improve the symptoms of neuropathy. When the spine is out of alignment, this can cause an interruption in the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. The interruption can create all kinds of problems within the body and lead to nerve damage.
Although it can be challenging to reverse neuropathy, Dr. Dionne Anderson can effectively and safely help improve your symptoms. She will thoroughly examine your spine, looking for any misalignments that may be causing your symptoms. Then, through gentle adjustments, she will realign the spine. When the spine is in alignment, blood flow is improved and healing can begin.
Has Chiropractic Helped Others with Neuropathy?
Studies have shown that chiropractic care is a safe and effective way of relieving the symptoms of neuropathy. One study was conducted on a 24-year-old woman who had been suffering from numbness on one side of her body. After just one visit to a chiropractor, her symptoms improved. After just two weeks of care, her symptoms were completely gone!
If you or someone you care about is suffering from neuropathy and ready to get back to a pain-free life, Snellville chiropractor Dr. Dionne Anderson can help! Regular chiropractic care is a long-term solution for those suffering from neuropathy and many other health concerns. Contact us today to set up a consultation. Hand and Heart Chiropractic is located in Snellville and is happy to serve those in and around Loganville, Lilburn, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Centerville, and Stone Mountain.
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