Neuropathy is damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves that typically results in numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and pain in the affected area. Neuropathies frequently start in your hands and feet, but other parts of your body can be affected too.
Neuropathy, often called peripheral neuropathy, indicates a problem within the peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves outside your brain and spinal cord. Your brain and spinal cord make up your central nervous system. Think of the two systems working together this way: Your central nervous system is the central station. It is the control center, the hub from which all trains come and go. Your peripheral nervous system are the tracks that connect to the central station. The tracks (the network of nerves) allow the trains (information signals) to travel to and from the central station (your brain and spinal cord).
Neuropathy results when nerve cells, called neurons, are damaged or destroyed. This disrupts the way the neurons communicate with each other and with the brain. Neuropathy can affect one nerve (mononeuropathy) or nerve type, a combination of nerves in a limited area (multifocal neuropathy), or many peripheral nerves throughout the body (polyneuropathy).
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) there are 20 million Americans experiencing problems with neuropathy
You may be suffering from the debilitating symptoms of neuropathy in your feet and/or hands. Common symptoms include:
- Burning pain
- Loss of sensation
- Sharp shooting pain
- Skin sensitive to touch
- Instability and unsteadiness (balance issues)
Neuropathy generally starts with one symptom, such as numbness or balance problems. Because it is a progressive and degenerative condition, eventually the neuropathy patient suffers from most or all of the aforementioned symptoms, significantly reducing their quality of life.
If you are now suffering from peripheral neuropathy you are not alone
There are over 100 causes of peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes is the number one cause of peripheral neuropathy and other causes includes: complications from surgery, chemotherapy, pre-diabetes, circulatory issues, autoimmune disorders, and many more.
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We treat the cause, not the symptoms. Neuropathy occurs because the blood vessels that supply the nerves in the legs, feet, and hands become damaged. Our gold standard of care treats all of the causes of neuropathy to reduce symptoms and reverse damage naturally, without drugs or surgery.