What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral Neuropathy is a nerve disorder that affects more than 20 million people in the United States. The peripheral nerves include the motor, sensory, and autonomic nerves that connect the spinal cord to the muscles, skin, and internal organs. The connections can be interrupted by factors like disease, injury, vitamin deficiencies, or inflammation. Peripheral Neuropathy generally causes weakness, pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands, legs, and feet.
What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral Neuropathy can be caused by a number of underlying health conditions. Diabetic Neuropathy is especially common in the United States. According to WebMD, the U.S. has about 30 million reported cases of diabetes, 95% of which are Type 2 Diabetes. This is likely due to the prevalence of obesity in America, and the number of aging baby boomers. Nearly 60% of people diagnosed with diabetes will experience neuropathy at some point in their lives. However, some other disorders can also cause Peripheral Neuropathy. Some of these disorders include autoimmune diseases, cancer, infections, and bone marrow disorders.
External factors can also cause Peripheral Neuropathy. Drug use, alcoholism, chemotherapy, and exposure to industrial toxins can encourage the onset of this nerve disorder. Neuropathy can’t be reversed, but it can be treated by an experienced chiropractic professional.
Consequences of Uncontrolled Neuropathy
People who don’t receive treatment for their peripheral neuropathy may experience severe pain, numbness, swelling, burning, tingling, sleeplessness, balance issues, and more. Several common conditions such as Spinal Stenosis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can cause Peripheral Neuropathy.. Both of these diagnoses are serious but can be treated with the right chiropractic care plan. The potentially debilitating pain caused by these conditions can significantly reduce the patient’s quality of life. It may even result in an amputation, which brings other health struggles along with it. Approximately 86,000 Americans undergo amputations annually after letting their neuropathy go untreated.
Neurolight Technology is a new treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy that is completely unlike any other product on the market. This state-of-the-art light treatment device has proven incredibly effective at treating patients experiencing chronic pain as a result of Peripheral Neuropathy. It eliminates the shortcomings of technology previously used to treat this condition. Neurolight technology emits 4.49 times more power than the nearest competitive Infrared Remote Device. It also offers full coverage of the plantar aspect of the foot and the lateral and medial aspect of the calf.
Light in the infrared and red range of the spectrum can penetrate deeply into your muscles and nerves to provide relief. Cells absorb the light’s energy and become more active. The light essentially encourages blood flow and causes cell growth and regeneration. It can also reduce inflammation and lessen pain.
This treatment is non-invasive and studies show that infrared light therapy can help restore normal sensory function in 30-60 days.
Relief From Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms
A multitude of symptoms can manifest due to Peripheral Neuropathy. These symptoms can be relatively mild. However, burning and tingling sensations are common. If you start experiencing severe and painful symptoms reach out to your chiropractor or primary care physician to adjust your care plan. Neurolight Treatments can help treat the following symptoms:
- Burning pain
- Leg cramps
- Pain while walking
- Sharp electric shock sensation
- Prickling or tingling sensation in extremities
- Difficulty sleeping due to discomfort
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Extreme sensory sensitivity
- Muscle weakness
Bay Area Disc Centers
Contact the Bay Area Disc Centers offices to schedule an appointment. We will collect a thorough history and conduct an examination to determine a treatment plan. You may even qualify for this exciting and effective new treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy. In addition to the Neurolight treatment, we can offer insight into diet and lifestyle modifications that can help manage your symptoms. We also offer a variety of therapies and chiropractic treatments.