Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that can cause intense nerve pain and discomfort. At Palm Beach Heath Center, we routinely treat the four most common types: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal. Learn how to tell if you have neuropathy and what your treatment could be.

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral (also called distal symmetric) neuropathy is the most common form affecting individuals. You’ll know you have this variation of neuropathy is you’re experiencing:

  • Numbness

  • Higher pain tolerance

  • Tingling burning

  • Increased sensitivity to touch

Autonomic Neuropathy

The autonomic system controls your heart, stomach, organs, eyes, bladder, and intestines. This large, encompassing system contains many nerves, and neuropathy can manifest itself in startling ways such as:

  • Decreased sexual arousal

  • Bladder problems

  • Poor adjustment to light and dark settings

  • Hypoglycemia

Proximal Neuropathy

Another name for this condition is diabetic amyotrophy. A key characteristic of proximal neuropathy is that only one side is affected but may spread to the other. In ways, this is similar to sciatica pain.

  • Hip, thigh, and buttock pain

  • Weakening and shrinking of thigh muscles

  • Difficulties standing up

  • Intense stomach pain

Focal Neuropathy

Also known as (mononeuropathy), this condition is less common than the others but still often affects diabetics. Telltale symptoms of focal neuropathy include:

  • A localized pain in the wrist or foot

  • Pain around the eyes or vision impairment

  • Chest and abdomen pain

  • Lower back discomfort


At Palm Beach Health Center, we offer a wide array of modalities to treat your conditions.

rehab Therapy

Exercise and rehab therapy are common ways to combat the pain and discomfort generated from nerve diseases. PT and working your afflicted joints through their full range of motion promotes muscle strength, prevents atrophy, and can limit the pain your feeling.

Laser Therapy

By focusing light directly over top of your pain points can eliminate painful nerve endings. How? The light lasers stimulate healing by:

  • Increasing blood flow

  • Improving circulation

  • Decreasing swelling

Chiropractic Adjustments

Spines provide you with more than just a backbone. Up and down your spine are 31 pairs of nerves. Just the slightest misalignment can send pain shooting down into your extremities. Because spines play a large role in nerve health and function, chiropractic adjustments prove a fantastic treatment for many of our patients.

Chiropractic care can:

  • Restore posture around nerves

  • Stop discs from rubbing against nerve endings

  • Treats the source of your condition

Ready for Treatment?

Nerve pain is a serious concern that limits your quality of life. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, we invite you into our office. Schedule your appointment today and see why so many folks trust Palm Beach Health Center for their medical needs.

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