PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY TREATMENT
Sharp, shooting or burning pains in your hands or feet may be symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy (PN).
There are many potential causes of peripheral neuropathy. Besides a physical exam, which may include blood tests, diagnosis usually requires a full medical history. Your doctor may also check your tendon reflexes, your muscle strength and tone, your ability to feel certain sensations, and your posture and coordination.
If you suffer from chronic pain due to peripheral neuropathy, give us a call to learn more about our many holistic treatments that may reduce or eliminate PN symptoms such as:
- Tingling in your hands and feet
- Muscle weakness
- Lack of coordination
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Changes in blood pressure, lightheadedness or dizziness
According to the Mayo clinic, peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage caused by a number of conditions. Causes of neuropathies include:
- Autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
- Diabetes. More than half the people with diabetes develop some type of neuropathy.
- Poisons. Toxic substances include heavy metals or chemicals.
- Medications. Certain medications, especially those used to treat cancer (chemotherapy), Infections, Lyme disease, shingles, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis C, leprosy, diphtheria and HIV.
Inherited disorders such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are hereditary types of neuropathy.
Trauma or pressure on the nerve.
- Tumors. Growths, cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign), can develop or press on the nerves.
- Vitamin deficiencies. B vitamins — including B-1, B-6 and B-12 — vitamin E and niacin are crucial to nerve health.
- Bone marrow disorders.
- Other diseases. These include kidney disease, liver disease, connective tissue disorders and an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism).
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