Friday, December 6, 2013

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy Diagnosis and Treatment

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects many of our patients here in San Rafael, CA. It causes the nerves to be compressed in the brain and spinal cord, which affects the entire body. With peripheral neuropathy, patients experience a lot of pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the area that is affected the most.

Peripheral Neuropathy is caused by a variety of things, including following:

  • Vitamin deficiency

  • Diabetes

  • Medications and drugs

  • Shingles

  • Kidney failure

  • Trauma

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Infections

  • Autoimmune diseases

Here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we diagnose peripheral neuropathy through a combination of examinations, blood tests, imaging and nerve function tests. If the patient indeed has this condition, we proceed with treatments, including adjustments and manipulations, as well as nerve stimulation. The exact type of treatment needed for peripheral neuropathy depends on the exact cause of it, whether it is an injury or medical condition that can be addressed.

Contact our office in San Rafael today to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment process of peripheral neuropathy.

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