What You Need to Know About Peripheral Neuropathy

Do you or anyone you know experience numbness, tingling, or burning in your extremities? Does it feel like sensation is just ‘different’ in your arms or legs? If so, you may be experiencing peripheral neuropathy.

An estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy, a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system — the vast communications network that transmits information between the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and every other part of the body. (Neuropathy means nerve disease or damage.) Symptoms can range from numbness or tingling, to pricking sensations (paresthesia), or muscle weakness. Areas of the body may become abnormally sensitive leading to an exaggeratedly intense or distorted experience of touch (allodynia). In such cases, pain may occur in response to a stimulus that does not normally provoke pain. Severe symptoms may include burning pain (especially at night), muscle wasting, paralysis, or organ or gland dysfunction. Damage to nerves that supply internal organs may impair digestion, sweating, sexual function, and urination. In the most extreme cases, breathing may become difficult, or organ failure may occur. (source: National Institute of Health)

At the Neuro Clinic, we seek to identify the root cause of the problem and eliminate symptoms at the source. We do so without the use of drugs, so there are no debilitating side effects. Using our ReBuilder Therapy, we strengthen the connections in your nervous system and reduce symptoms. Neuropathy is something that no one should live with permanently. Physical, chemical, and emotional stress can cause an avalanche of health concerns symptoms. Schedule an appointment today and let us help you figure out how to get your life back.

Want to learn more about peripheral neuropathy? Take a look at the article below.

Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet – National Institute of Health

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