Chiropractic in Bentonville AR Can Help With Neuropathy

How Can Chiropractic in Bentonville AR Help With Neuropathy?

Chiropractic Bentonville AR Neuropathy Pain

Neuropathy is just a scientific word for nerve damage, and it can refer to any type of nerve damage throughout the body. Most people have heard the terms “peripheral neuropathy,” which refers to nerve damage outside of the central nervous system, and “diabetic neuropathy,” which is nerve damage that results from diabetes complications. Neuropathy is not one singular health condition, but it instead covers a wide range of issues relating to the peripheral nerves. Our Bentonville AR Chiropractor can help determine the cause of your Neuropathy.

Diagnosing Neuropathy in Bentonville AR

Most people diagnosed with neuropathy will have undergone a physical examination, blood work, a discussion of medical history, and a neurological assessment. Occasionally, imaging tests, nerve function tests, and other diagnostic assessments will take place, primarily to explore the extent of the neuropathy and possibly determine the cause or origin. Common causes include diabetes, autoimmune diseases, infections, tumors, trauma or injury, hereditary disorders, vitamin deficiencies, alcoholism, certain medications, and exposure to toxic chemicals or poisons.

Symptoms of neuropathy will depend on the type of nerves that are damaged. Sensory nerve damage, motor nerve damage, and autonomic nerve damage are all types of peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms include numbness, prickling, or tingling in the hands and feet; a general spreading of those feelings throughout the legs and arms; muscle weakness; lack of coordination; pain at times when you shouldn’t feel pain; sensitivity to touch; heat intolerance; blood pressure changes; and problems with digestion or the bowels or bladder. Not all of these symptoms will be present in every individual with neuropathy, but if you’ve experienced more than one of these, a thorough assessment and diagnosis will help you understand the symptoms more completely.

Chiropractic Care for Neuropathy

Although neuropathy is difficult to reverse, substantial improvements can be made in relieving symptoms. While some medical doctors will prescribe medication to help neuropathy sufferers, that will not provide actual healing or a long-term solution. Additionally, the medications can cause more harm than good and bring about a number of dangerous and frustrating side effects.

Rather than simply attempt to cover up the symptoms for temporary relief, here at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic in Bentonville, we always aim to get to the root cause of the problem and help you heal from the inside out. Chiropractic care focuses on improving the health and function of your entire body, starting with the central nervous system. When your spine is misaligned, the spinal cord—the primary means of communication between your brain and body—has pressure on it that interrupts the messages being sent from your brain. The neural pathways are impeded and the peripheral nerves are no longer able to communicate with the brain, causing dysfunction, damage, and a number of problems.

When Dr. Tom Niemela adjusts your spine with his precise, gentle, and specific chiropractic technique, your central nervous system is able to work more optimally and enable the rest of your body to do the same. This brings new life and rejuvenation to the peripheral nerves, allowing them to recover from their damaged state and minimize your neuropathy symptoms.

You don’t have to suffer in silence or deal with the chronic pain of neuropathy any longer. Dr. Niemela and his team at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic in Bentonville want to help you find relief and freedom from neuropathy. Contact Arbor Vitae Chiropractic today to learn about the countless benefits of neurologically-based chiropractic care and how it can help you defeat your neuropathy pain.


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