Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that manifests itself as pain, tingling, burning and numbness in your feet, legs and hands. While most common in diabetics, diabetes is only one of multiple causes of the condition. Other causes include thyroid disease, vitamin B issues, Lyme disease, kidney disease, anemia, alcoholism and some statin drugs. If you are suffering from this condition, we can help at Summit Chiropractic in San Rafael, CA. Providing peripheral neuropathy diagnosis and treatment, our chiropractor Dr. Kent Carlomagno can prevent nerve damage before it progresses too far.

Through our neuropathy program, patients who are suspected to have peripheral neuropathy can receive a skin biopsy, which is important for diagnosing neuropathy in small nerve fibers and also for following the progression of the patient’s condition during treatment. Once peripheral neuropathy has been diagnosed, Dr. Carlomagno can continue with treatment, which often includes cold laser therapy and vibration therapy.  In addition to alleviating the symptoms of the condition, chiropractic treatments for peripheral neuropathy can also prevent further nerve damage. If it is left untreated, neuropathy can lead to more serious complications that can require amputation.

To schedule an appointment with our office, call (415) 721-7520. For more information about Dr. Kent Carlomagno and his services,

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