Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Chiropractic
Chiropractic care is essential for pain treatment of all kinds. If you're having pain from nerves, consider visiting your chiropractor. They can help with the treatment of sciatica, carpal tunnel, and other peripheral neuropathy nerve issues.
What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?
When there is damage caused to your peripheral nerves, it is called peripheral neuropathy. It is noticeable by pain and weakness in your hands and feet, mainly, but also in other parts of the body, too.
Pain from nerves requires specific treatment, which is determined by where your pain is coming from. Chiropractic, a natural treatment, is used often for treating these nerve ailments.
Here are some examples of peripheral neuropathy:
1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel develops when a major nerve in the hand, the meridian nerve, becomes compressed. If you work regularly on the computer, and you've noticed pain and numbness in your wrist, hand, and fingers when you've been spending a lot of time typing, this could be a sign of carpal tunnel.
Carpal tunnel treatment usually begins with the person wearing a sort of brace that helps keep the nerves from being pinched off. Chiropractic treatment can help keep the nerves going to your hands from being compressed in a way that causes you numbness and pain.
If you develop a herniated disc in your lower lumbar, it can lead to sciatica. This happens because the worn away disc starts to put pressure on the surrounding nerves, including the sciatic nerve. The stabbing pain from the sciatic nerve is easily recognized.
Sciatica treatment is best found when combining chiropractic care with spinal decompression and massage therapy. These each work to reduce the pressure and inflammation in the spine, giving you relief once again. One study showed that it takes 19 visits over 43 days to see maximum improvement.
3. Bell’s Palsy
Bell's palsy affects the nerves in your face. It can look like a stroke, but it is far less damaging. Bell's palsy will often clear up on its own in a few weeks.
Bell's palsy can usually be traced back to an infection that went untreated for too long. Chiropractic adjustments to relieve the spine pressure caused by the infection can assist in clearing up Bell's palsy faster.
Visit Your Lawrenceville & Suwanee Chiropractor for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
If you have pain from nerves, Dr. Caputo at Caputo Chiropractic Center can help with your natural pain treatment. He has 30 years of experience in chiropractic care and is licensed. Call and make an appointment at (770) 962-0559.