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Getting to the Root of Your Pain

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside of the brain and spinal cord. Their job is to carry information between the brain and body, which allows your various body parts to function and allows you to move your various muscles. Like any other body part, the peripheral nerves can cause problems if damaged. If Dr. Rozenberg finds a problem with the peripheral nerves, she’ll quickly create a treatment plan for relieving the pain and reversing the damage. Get in touch with her today to schedule a consultation to discuss options for peripheral neuropathy treatment in Culver City, Van Nuys & Ontario, CA.

What are the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy?

The symptoms you experience during peripheral neuropathy largely depend on which nerves were damaged. That said, potential warning signs often include the following:

  • Hands and feet gradually becoming numb or overcome with a prickling or tingling sensation that spreads to the legs and arms.
  • A recurring sharp, jabbing, throbbing, or burning pain in a specific area.
  • Parts of the body becoming very sensitive to touch.
  • Unusual pain that normally shouldn’t occur, such as having your feet hurt every time you stand up and put pressure on them.
  • An overall lack of coordination and a tendency to fall down more often.
  • An odd sensation as if you’re wearing gloves or socks.
  • Paralysis in specific areas of the body, depending on which motor nerves are affected.

Possible Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

If you’re experiencing chronic pain, tingling, or numbness in your hands or feet, you may suffer from peripheral neuropathy. This condition occurs when the peripheral nervous system is damaged, preventing nerves from sending signals properly. The following are some of the potential causes of peripheral neuropathy.

  • Autoimmune Disease: Autoimmune diseases occur when your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in your body. This can damage the peripheral nervous system, leading to peripheral neuropathy. Autoimmune diseases linked to this condition include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease.
  • Diabetes: Diabetes is one of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy. High blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels and nerves in the body. This damage is more likely to occur in the extremities, such as the hands and feet.
    Infections: Certain infections can cause peripheral neuropathy. The most common is shingles, which are caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Other infections linked to this condition include Lyme disease, viral hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Genetic Conditions: Several genetic conditions can lead to peripheral neuropathy. These include Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Fabry disease, and hereditary neuropathy.
  • Tumors: Tumors that press on nerves can damage the peripheral nervous system and lead to neuropathy. Tumors linked to this condition include brain tumors, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.
  • Bone Marrow Disorders: Bone marrow disorders, such as leukemia and multiple myeloma, can cause peripheral neuropathy. This is because these disorders can damage the blood cells, which can, in turn, damage the nerves.

How Can Peripheral Neuropathy Be Treated?

Once peripheral neuropathy has been diagnosed, proper treatment will be recommended depending on the condition’s root cause. At Spinatomy, the following drug-free, surgery-free techniques are available:

Electroanalgesia by Neuromed
Electroanalgesia involves delivering electrical stimulation to the peripheral nerves. However, the electrical energy will be set at a high frequency that blocks the affected nerves from sending pain signals to the brain, thus relieving your chronic discomfort. Electroanalgesia also helps the nerves heal thanks to its effect on the nerve cells. This treatment has a very high success rate and tends to yield lasting results.

MLS Cutting Edge Laser
MLS is short for “Multi-Wave Locked System.” It’s a special kind of laser therapy designed to address peripheral neuropathy. Two wavelengths of laser energy are combined and aimed at the area where nerve damage has occurred. This helps stop the pain, accelerates tissue repair and cell growth to improve healing, and helps improve the function of the damaged nerves.

Neurolight is a device that uses light therapy to soothe your neuropathic pain. It will normally be designed for either your foot or your hand, depending on the location of the damage. Once the device is activated, it emits infrared and red lights that penetrate deeply into the muscles in nerves. The cells absorb the energy, becoming more active and increasing blood flow to the area. This is useful for supporting cell regeneration and reducing inflammation of the injury.

Your treatment plan will be designed specifically for you following a consultation. Be sure to let Dr. Rozenberg know if you have questions.

Why Choose Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment?

  • Wide Array of Technologically Advanced Treatments
  • State-of-the-Art Chiropractic Office with Exceptional Service
  • Medical Providers Who Always Go Above And Beyond

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