Most of our patients at Spine and Sport Chiropractic in Tuscaloosa don't hesitate to contact us when seeking back or neck pain relief. However, many fail to mention numbness in their hands and feet. If it is merely a result of sleeping or sitting in an odd position, it is no matter of concern. However, if you are experiencing persistent tingling in your hands or feet, you may be experiencing neuropathy. Our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system to determine whether or not you are experiencing neuropathy.
What Causes Neuropathy?
As its name nuero for nerve and pathy for disorder denotes, people suffering from neuropathy feel tingling, numbness, and sometimes sharp stabbing pain, as a result of damaged or dysfunctional nerves. Since neuropathy usually affects the arms or legs rather than the central body or torso, it is a sign that the problem is somewhere in the peripheral nervous system, the network of nerves that exists outside of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Thus, the full name of the condition is peripheral neuropathy.
Since several things can be the root cause of neuropathy, diabetes being a common one, our chiropractor will first conduct a physical examination, assess your medical history, and may request you undergo a blood test in addition to a chiropractic evaluation. Other causes include, but are not limited to trauma, hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease, exposure to toxins and heavy metals, and vascular disorders. If this is determined to be the case, our chiropractor will direct you towards the care you require. No matter what is causing your neuropathy, chiropractic care will provide you with relief.
How Our Chiropractor Treats Neuropathy in Tuscaloosa
Since one of the tenets of chiropractic care is to treat the entire body rather than the symptoms, our chiropractor will work to align and regulate all the systems of the body including the nervous system. In addition to spinal adjustments, our chiropractor will perform manual manipulations on the affected limbs. We will also provide you with diet and exercise recommendations. Exact chiropractic adjustments performed will vary depending on the cause and severity of your neuropathy. Over time, chiropractic care will reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Contact Spine & Sport Chiropractic Today
If you need neuropathy treatment in Tuscaloosa, the wellness professionals at Spine & Sport Chiropractic are ready to assist you. For more information on neuropathy pain relief or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us at (205) 345-8102.