Taking a Look at Neuropathy
Neuropathy, also known as peripheral neuropathy or nerve dysfunction, is a chronic condition that happens when the nerves in the hands or feet are damaged. Multiple adverse health conditions cause neuropathy. Our team at Advanced Pain Relief Clinic, can help you find relief from the pain of neuropathy and provide treatment to help you stay pain-free.
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a condition that occurs when the nerves in the hands or feet are damaged by disease or a chronic condition such as diabetes. The nerves carry commands to and from the central nervous system and brain. When the nerves become damaged, they send signals to the brain to inform the body that there is a problem. This results in almost non-stop pain signals being sent to the brain. A majority of neuropathy sufferers report pain in the hands and feet along with other sensations such as tingling or burning.
Treatment Options for Neuropathy
Nerves regenerate very slowly and are unlikely to repair themselves if the chronic condition isn’t brought under control. The first step towards resolving the pain in your hands and feet is to address the condition that is affecting the nerves, then use therapies that provide pain relief. Some of the options for pain relief include:
- Laser treatment
- Chiropractic adjustments to relieve the pressure on the affected nerves
- Physical therapy
- Nerve blocks
The type of treatment you receive for nerve pain depends on your presentation. That is, everyone has a unique case of neuropathy, and a doctor needs to examine and diagnose your neuropathy before prescribing a form of treatment.
Contact Advanced Pain Relief Clinic for More Information
Get in touch with our team at Advanced Pain Relief Clinic to schedule an evaluation for your neuropathy. Call our Kitchener office today at (519) 885-3500 or our Owen Sound office at (519) 376-9355.