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Neuropathy: Can a Visit With a Chiropractor Help?

Neuropathy affects over 20 million Americans, however, recent treatments thanks to the ever-changing technology have arisen that make this chronic condition more bearable. One of such is making a significant change in how this condition is perceived and treated. As part of many alternative therapies, booking an appointment with a chiropractor can be deemed very beneficial to many people.

Studies have shown that a chiropractic adjustment has beneficial properties for patients suffering from neuropathy, as there is a nerve connection of the tissues affected by the condition and superficial pathways that can be managed by said adjustments. With that in mind, more and more patients are thinking of visiting a chiropractor as their aides in managing the disease.

Chiropractors and How They Help with Neuropathy

Our body works like an intertwined machine, with all our systems working in unison to allow proper functioning. As such, the impulses from our nervous system and skeletal system, along with the endocrine system, have a direct impact on the response of our organism to conditions such as neuropathy.

At Med Plus Centers we offer many alternative therapies for several conditions including neuropathy which can develop from the overuse of medications, diabetes, physical trauma, post-surgical care, cancer treatment, and much more.

An experienced chiropractor helps to enable proper nerve function to improve the functioning of the body and reduce pain and other symptoms related neuropathy. In the case of patients with diabetes, this is extremely important. Hormones such as insulin need an impulse to function. However, when there’s a vertebral misalignment, nerve damage, or other back issues, said impulses are not functioning properly. As such, aiding the body by helping nerves function properly through non-invasive chiropractic care, can alleviate neuropathy symptoms.

Chiropractic care can help with:

  • Joint pain relief
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neuropathy in peripheral nerves
  • Blood circulation on the limbs
  • Stiff muscle relief
  • Internal organ function

Chiropractic Therapeutic Alternatives in Neuropathy Patients

Chiropractors offer an alternative therapy to help the nervous system manage the impulses that it needs for treatments to work effectively. A variety of factors can misalign the upper back. Spinal misalignments stem from physical trauma such as a fall or a car accident, and/or emotional trauma such as stress. These, in turn, create pressure on the upper back nerves, that creates a blockage that generates either pain in the form of neuropathy or inadequate function for internal organs.

If a pancreas is functioning effectively, its exocrine tissue is producing the two elements that work mostly in sugar regulation and storage: insulin and glucagon. However, if the pancreas is not functioning properly, it will affect most of the functions in the body. In diabetic patients, if this doesn’t work properly, the blood sugar can spike, causing other systems suffer damage which can lead to neuropathy.

When this happens in patients with diabetes, they have high chances of suffering from different types of organ damage, stiffness, and pain, often generating further complications as the condition worsens.

Chiropractic care can help align muscles and nerves in the spine, allowing the nervous system to function effectively for nervous irrigation and relieving muscle pain in patients suffering from diabetes. With proper irrigation, the pancreas increases and regulates the production of insulin, creating a positive effect in combination with other therapies developed to help relieve neuropathy symptoms.

However, chiropractic care for patients with diabetes goes beyond that. With an appointment, we can also improve blood circulation to the limbs, that often suffer from the neurologic damage from neuropathy, caused by diabetes. Alternative therapies offer additional aid in the treatment of neuropathy to help patients feel better without the need of medication or surgery.

For more information, schedule an appointment with us by calling (954) 637-7607. We evaluate your symptoms and together discuss the best treatment for you.