Peripheral neuropathy occurs when peripheral nerves, those not part of the central nervous system, are injured. It typically occurs in the legs, feet, shoulders, arms, and hands.
People with peripheral neuropathy often suffer weakness, cramping, muscle spasms, or lack of coordination in the affected limb or extremity. If the damage is to the part of the nerve that transmits sensory signals, the sufferer may also experience numbness, tingling, shooting pain, burning sensation, sensation of electric shock, and sensitivity to touch.
The first step to effective treatment of peripheral neuropathy is identifying the damaged or compressed nerve and locating the source of injury. This type of nerve damage can have any of a number of different causes, including trauma, chemical injury, and illness. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes, which mostly affects feet and hands. Elevated blood sugar can be toxic to the peripheral nerves and can affect circulation.
Once properly diagnosed, the medical team at Superior Healthcare will create a customized peripheral neuropathy treatment plan to treat your specific symptoms and conditions using a comprehensive approach that would include everything from a proper diet to various medical and natural treatments, chiropractic care, and physical therapies.
Here at Superior Healthcare, our medical staff is dedicated to properly diagnosing the underlying cause of your peripheral neuropathy and creating an effective treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and help you live the happy and healthy live you deserve.
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