Neuropathy is a condition of the peripheral nervous system that causes numbness, tingling, pain, cold, and/or a burning sensation in parts of the body (often the hands and feet). It occurs when there is damage to the nerves that carry messages from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body, a problem often precipitated by a traumatic injury, certain drug therapies (such as chemotherapy), or metabolic disorders (like diabetes). When the cause can not be determined, it is called idiopathic neuropathy. Take a look at how chiropractic care is helping patients cope with idiopathic neuropathy:
But First, Just What IS Chiropractic Care for Idiopathic Neuropathy?
Chiropractic care is a type of holistic health treatment that focuses on optimizing natural healing processes within the body. Using manual manipulation of the body, physical therapy, special exercise regimens, nutritional counseling, and electrical stimulation, chiropractic care has been shown to improve the overall functioning of the body and improve its ability to heal itself.
Chiropractic Care Offers:
- Relief From Nerve Compression
Oftentimes, idiopathic neuropathy coincides with spinal misalignment. When the bones of the back are not properly positioned, they can put pressure on nerves, which can cause them to become inflamed, send inappropriate signals, and/or hurt! Stretching out the spine alleviates this pressure and allows blood to flow normally so that nerves have the oxygen and nutrients they need to heal and function properly.
- Increased Range of Motion
Chiropractic care is also ideal for treating idiopathic neuropathy because it has been shown to increase patients’ range of motion. People with increased mobility use their body more effectively and more efficiently, which often lessens the effects of joint — and, therefore, nerve —instability. Since many people with idiopathic neuropathy have issues with balance and coordination because their nerves are unable to work as needed, strengthening their muscles and joints (through exercise, physical therapy, and the aforementioned chiropractic adjustments) allows them to move more easily and provides their nerves with a much-needed opportunity to rest and regenerate. The result: an easing of idiopathic neuropathy symptoms.
- Reduction of Stress
In addition to mitigating bodily stress, chiropractic care works to decrease the effects of idiopathic neuropathy by decreasing mental stress, as well. Indeed, studies (like this one) show that regular chiropractic treatments calm the nervous system and boost a patient’s mood, the outcome of which frequently works to intensify mental clarity and diminish brain-based pain sensations
The Asuta Health Advantage
Chiropractic care is a valid treatment option for patients wanting to reduce idiopathic neuropathy symptoms, improve their bodily systems and enhance their overall health. Our clinic specializes in using chiropractic treatments to treat all types of neuropathies, including idiopathic neuropathy. Our training and experience ensure that our patients have access to state-of-the-art, holistic therapies that have the ability to change lives. Please contact us for a consultation.