MAXIMIZING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PATIENTS STRUGGLING WITH
IS THE COMMON CAUSE OF INJURY TO THE NERVES. THIS INCLUDES CAR ACCIDENTS, FALLS, OR FRACTURES.
TYPESOF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, EACH WITH ITS OWN SYMPTOMS AND PROGNOSIS. SYMPTOMS VARY DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF NERVES - MOTOR, SENSORY, OR AUTONOMIC - THAT ARE DAMAGED.
PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEEN ESTIMATED TO HAVE SOME FORM OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY.
Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, chemotherapy treatments, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes. People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling.
Symptoms can range from mild to disabling and are rarely life-threatening. The symptoms depend on the type of nerve fibers affected and the type and severity of damage. Symptoms may develop over days, weeks, or years. In many cases, symptoms improve, especially if caused by a treatable condition. While medications can reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy, we analyze the root cause of dysfunction and work to help the nerves heal and regenerate naturally.
Some downstream affects of peripheral neuropathy can include issues with balance. We evaluate all the components of balance and work with your brain to develop a better sense of spatial awareness, increase postural stability and reduce your risk for falls.