Numbness, burning, tingling, or shooting pain can indicate that you have peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy affects many adults, and it can be debilitating and interfere with your quality of life. The caring team at Beeson Wellness Center in Portland, Oregon, can provide holistic treatments to help you manage your neuropathy symptoms and get you on the path to recovery. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Neuropathy refers to pain caused by damage, irritation, or inflammation of nerve tissue. Peripheral neuropathy affects the peripheral nervous system, the network of nerves that emerges from your spinal cord and travels to the rest of your body. Your brain uses your peripheral nervous system to send and receive messages.
Neuropathy symptoms can be mild to severe and may include:
- Pain, tingling, or burning sensations
- Upper back pain
- Lower back pain
- Leg or arm pain
- Neck pain
Neuropathy can also limit your range of motion, and in some cases, it can cause minor or major paralysis.
Injuries, repetitive use disorders, postural and structural misalignment, as well as underlying conditions can cause neuropathy. Some common conditions associated with neuropathy include:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Toxic exposure
- Vitamin deficiency
- Certain medications
Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Sjogren’s disease, and lupus can also cause neuropathy.
If you have symptoms of neuropathy, your provider at Beeson Wellness Center will perform a comprehensive health evaluation. The evaluation will begin with a physical exam, which will include an assessment of your reflexes and other areas of nerve response.
Advanced diagnostic imaging will also be performed, such as digital X-rays, surface electromyography, or an ultrasound. These will be used to determine the cause of your symptoms and the extent of any damage to your spinal discs, vertebrae, bones, connective tissue, or any other tissue. Your provider may also order blood work and a urine test to rule out any underlying medical conditions.
After your evaluation is complete, your provider will create a custom treatment plan, which will integrate the skills of the entire team at Beeson Wellness Center. By applying multiple therapies, your treatment plan can help manage your nerve pain and help restore your function and range of motion.
This multidisciplinary approach will promote the natural healing processes of your body and help improve your overall wellness. Your individual treatment plan may include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Physical therapy
- Exercise routines
- Dietary changes
- Massage therapy
- Trigger point injections
Your provider may also recommend natural medicine, which can promote the growth of healthy nerve tissue.
To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Beeson Wellness Center today.