Neuropathy can be a debilitating condition, but Dr. Mark Swigert and the team at Live Well Chiropractic in Spanish Fort, AL, offer chiropractic neuropathy treatment to help reduce your suffering.
Chiropractic Care for Neuropathy
It’s no secret that neuropathy can cause a lot of misery, and it can seem hopeless to find relief. The good news is that there is hope through chiropractic neuropathy treatment with Dr. Swigert and the team at Live Well Chiropractic in Spanish Fort, AL. Learn more below.
What Is Neuropathy, and How Do I Know I Have It?
Neuropathy is a fairly broad term that refers to various conditions that cause nerve damage or damage to the casing of the nerve. Diabetes is just one condition that can cause neuropathy but injuries and other issues can be responsible, as well.
Some of the most common signs of neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or burning – especially in the extremities. It also causes sharp, shooting pains, as well as muscle weakness. These symptoms tend to be worse at night but can occur throughout the day.
Some people struggle with balance due to neuropathy and may be unable to move an affected area, such as their hand or foot. Those with specific types of neuropathy might experience issues with their bowel, bladder, or sexual function, and become dizzy, and have sweating spells.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for neuropathy, but there are ways to manage and reduce symptoms. Chiropractic care can be helpful in doing so.
Chiropractic neuropathy treatments typically include adjustments and spinal decompression. Adjustments restore proper alignment to the body while decompression stretches the spine. Both can relieve undue pressure from the nerves, improving nerve function to alleviate some symptoms.
Various soft tissue techniques can aid in the management of symptoms. Cold laser therapy, for example, utilizes laser light to decrease inflammation, aid in tissue regeneration, improve nerve function, improve blood flow, and increase sensory function. Electrical stimulation therapy can also improve the flow of blood and oxygen to the nerve cells. Therapeutic massage is also used to reduce inflammation as well as stimulate nerve endings, release tension, improve blood flow, and more.
For those suffering from loss of muscle function or balance issues, therapeutic exercises can help. Chiropractors also provide recommendations for building healthy habits, eating well, and moving in such ways that will help reduce your symptoms as opposed to triggering them.
Visit Dr. Swigert at Live Well Chiropractic in Spanish Fort, AL, for chiropractic neuropathy treatment by calling (251) 459-0098 to schedule your appointment today.