Neuropathy2019-08-18T22:01:22-04:00

Neuropathy

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Neuropathy Treatment Options

Dr. Heather Lambert, DC talks about neuropathy, a painful nerve condition. If you have neuropathy, we can discuss your treatment options at a free consultation in our Summerville or Mount Pleasant, SC offices.

The Facts About Neuropathy

Though many people aren’t aware of its existence, neuropathy is confusing, at parts uncharted condition in which the peripheral nerves get damaged and information poorly distributed through the body. The doctors at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine in Summerville and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, provide expert care in dealing with the unexpected consequences of neuropathy. Book online or call to make an appointment today.

Peripheral Neuropathy is the result of damage to the peripheral nerves; most commonly found in the hands and feet. It can result from many different things; such as diabetes, injuries, and infections. Peripheral Neuropathy can even be the result from taking certain drugs.

What Happens

The central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) sends information to the rest of the body using peripheral nerves.
When these nerves are damaged it can cause several different problems.

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy:

  • Burning Pain
  • Numbness and/or Tingling
  • Sharp Electric Pain
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Cramping
  • Weakness
  • Pain in daily activities (walking, typing/writing, driving, etc.)

It can result from many different things; such as diabetes, injuries, and infections. It can even be the result from taking certain drugs.

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment

We provide some of the most advanced non-surgical FDA approved Peripheral Neuropathy treatments that are available today. While traditional medication can be very helpful for many things, one problem is that it’s usually designed to strictly treat symptoms rather than the specific issue. The Peripheral Neuropathy treatments we use succeed because they treat the problem at its source. We combine advanced technology and treatments to help restore, stabilize, and rebuild the nerves in your extremities. Many patients experience some improvement within their first few treatments.

Improve Mobility

Chiropractic adjustments directly affect musculoskeletal structures by reducing pain and increasing joint motion. Musculoskeletal structures include ligaments, muscles, joints, joint capsules, and the surround muscle tissues. By having proper mobility in the joints, the pressure to a spinal nerve causing pain will diminish and resolve.

Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care

When chiropractic adjustments are given to relieve the pressure placed on the nerves of the spine, relief is noticed almost instantly. This relationship between the spine and nervous system is the main focus of chiropractic treatment. With Chiropractic care, patients not only respond to spine pain conditions, but also to conditions affecting the entire body as well.

This combination of traditional and natural therapies allows our patients to truly receive the best of both worlds when it comes to healthcare today. By first focusing on relieving the inflamed and injured tissues of the spine and body, and combine it with functional rehabilitation for strengthening the muscles around it, it gives our patients a much faster recovery time and much longer results.

Chiropractic Care Can Address Many Conditions

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Joint Pain

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Whiplash

  • Herniated Discs

  • Spinal Misalignments

  • Sciatica

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Osteoarthritis

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FAQ

What is Neuropathy?2019-01-09T11:57:20-04:00

Neuropathy is an umbrella term that typically refers to damage in your peripheral nerves, causing weakness, numbness, and pain in your hands and feet — though patients have exhibited symptoms in other areas of the body, too.

Peripheral nerves send information from the central nervous system, the brain, and the spinal cord to the rest of the body.

It’s called neuropathy, or mononeuropathy, when only one nerve is affected, like in carpal tunnel syndrome. When damage is found in two or more nerves in different areas, it’s considered multiple mononeuropathy, and it’s called polyneuropathy when multiple nerves are damaged.

Neuropathy can affect:

  • Sensory nerves that handle sensation
  • Motor nerves that control muscle movement
  • Autonomic nerves, which regulate blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, and the bladder
What Causes Neuropathy?2019-01-09T11:58:23-04:00

The causes of neuropathy are undetermined, though some known conditions can trigger it.

While excessive alcohol intake and hereditary conditions can cause neuropathy, the most common cause of chronic neuropathy is diabetes, which damages nerves because of high blood sugar levels.

Cancer patients are also susceptible to neuropathy because of the harmful effects of cancer treatments like chemotherapy. Other catalyzing conditions include:

Chronic kidney disease

An imbalance of salts and chemicals in the kidneys can cause peripheral neuropathy.

Diseases and injuries

Various diseases can lead to nerve damage, including:

  • HIV/HIV treatment medicine
  • Lyme disease
  • Shingles
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Lymphoma and myeloma
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency


Broken bones can also put unnecessary pressure directly on the nerve and cause damage.

What Are The Symptoms Of Neuropathy?2019-01-09T11:59:21-04:00

Since neuropathy affects individual nerves and that each nerve has a function, symptoms vary according to the nerve in question. Generally speaking, symptoms of neuropathy include:

  • Permanent or temporary numbness
  • Tingling, prickling, or burning sensation
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Paralysis
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Organ or gland dysfunction
  • Bladder and sexual function complications
What Is The Best Treatment For Neuropathy?2019-01-09T12:00:38-04:00

There are many possible treatments for neuropathy. The team at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine focus on a collaborative approach to find the best treatment possible. This involves communicating with experts across multiple fields to make the most informed decision.

Some neuropathy treatments and therapies include:

  • Pain relievers
  • Anti-seizure medication
  • Topical treatments
  • Antidepressants
  • Physical therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

The team of doctors at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine might also recommend a series of lifestyle changes that can contribute to restoring your health, such as:

  • Exercise
  • Quitting smoking
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Healthy diet

Neuropathy is a serious condition that can quickly cause severe complications in your daily life. Contact Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine today for a unique approach to treatment that can offer relief.

Commonly Accepted Medical Insurances

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine accepts a variety of major insurance plans. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact our office.