Peripheral neuropathy can significantly disrupt your daily life, leading to sensations of pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. Simple tasks such as fastening a shirt button or using a fork can become challenging, and pursuing activities you love, like exercise or hobbies, may seem nearly impossible. If you are experiencing the discomfort of peripheral neuropathy, you don’t have to endure it alone. Foundation Chiropractic Lutz takes pride in providing a safe and proven solution for peripheral neuropathy through class IV laser therapy.
What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy occurs when damage affects the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, known as peripheral nerves. This condition often manifests with symptoms such as weakness, numbness, and pain, typically concentrated in the hands and feet. Moreover, it can impact various bodily functions, including digestion and urination.
The peripheral nervous system serves as the conduit for transmitting information from the central nervous system (comprising the brain and spinal cord) to the rest of the body via motor nerves. Additionally, peripheral nerves convey sensory information back to the central nervous system through sensory nerves.
There are several potential causes of peripheral neuropathy, including traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic issues, genetic factors, and exposure to toxins. Notably, one prevalent cause of neuropathy is diabetes.
Individuals suffering from peripheral neuropathy often describe their discomfort as stabbing, burning, or tingling sensations. Some symptoms may improve, especially when the underlying cause is treatable. Medications can be employed to alleviate the pain associated with peripheral neuropathy.
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy
Each nerve within the peripheral system serves a distinct purpose, with symptoms varying based on the specific nerve type affected. These nerves can be categorized as follows:
- Sensory nerves: These nerves receive…