What is peripheral neuropathy?
2. Burning Feet
4. Sharp Electric Pain
5. Pain When Walking
6. Difficulty Sleeping From Leg Discomfort
7. Prickling / Tingling Feelings
The symptoms depend on which type of nerve is affected. The three main types of nerves are:
- Those that carry sensations (sensory)
- Those that control muscles (motor)
- Those that carry information to organs and glands (autonomic)
Damage to sensory fibers results in changes in sensation, burning sensations, nerve pain, tingling or numbness, or an inability to determine joint position, which causes incoordination.
For many neuropathies, sensation changes often begin in the feet and progress toward the center of the body with involvement of other areas as the condition worsens. Diabetes is a common cause for sensory neuropathy.
Damage to the motor fibers interferes with muscle control and can cause weakness, loss of muscle bulk, and loss of dexterity. Sometimes, cramps are a sign of motor nerve involvement.
Other muscle-related symptoms include:
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Difficulty or inability to move a part of the body (paralysis)
- Falling (from legs buckling or tripping over toes)
- Lack of dexterity (such as being unable to button a shirt)
- Lack of muscle control
- Loss of muscle tissue (muscle atrophy)
- Muscle twitching or cramping
The autonomic nerves control involuntary or semi-voluntary functions, such as control of internal organs and blood pressure. Damage to autonomic nerves can cause:
- Abdominal bloating
- Blurred vision
- Decreased ability to sweat
- Difficulty beginning to urinate (urinary hesitancy)
- Dizziness that occurs when standing up or fainting associated with a fall in blood pressure
- Feeling full after eating a small amount (early satiety)
- Feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
- Heat intolerance with exertion
- Male impotence
- Nausea or vomiting after meals
- Unintentional weight loss (more than 5% of body weight)
- Urinary incontinence
Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy:
- I hurt my back years/decades ago
- Spinal Stenosis
- Bulging Disc
- Statin Drugs
- Diabetes Type 1 Type 2
- Poor Diet
- Genetics 80/20
80% lifestyle 20% genes
How Can Dr. Kevala Help Peripheral Neuropathy?
1. Comprehensive Neurological, Chiropractic and Physical Examination.
- Comprehensive neurological examination
- Orthopedic examination
- Physical examination
- Chiropractic examination
- Metabolic/blood chemistry workup
2. Report of Your Examination Findings
- Dr. Kevala sits down with you, one-on-one, and will go over your examination findings – in detail – and also answer any questions you have.
- Dr. Kevala will give you her BEST RECOMMENDATIONS for helping you to get rid of your neuropathy once and for all.
Rebuilder Peripheral Neuropathy Rehab Therapy
One of the tools that Dr. Kevala uses to successfully help patients get rid of their peripheral neuropathy symptoms is the Rebuilder Peripheral Neuropathy Rehab Therapy device. Treatment with this device is painless and effective, and it does not involve any drugs or surgery.
Neurological Rehabilitation: Brain-Based Therapy
All therapies administered by Dr. Kevala are based in Neuroscience. The goals in our clinic are:
- To test each patient metabolically, structurally and neurologically and to return each to the most optimal state of health possible
- To stabilize your autonomics (major organs of the body).
- To balance the hemispheres of your brain (optimize movement, sensation and mental processes).
- To prevent neurological degeneration (brain and nerve damage).
- To enhance, extend and have maximum positive impact on your life.
When you are ready to start the process of healing from peripheral neuropathy, give us a call at (805) 650-0495
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