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.
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:
Higher pain tolerance
Increased sensitivity to touch
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
Poor adjustment to light and dark settings
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.Schedule Now
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