Chiropractor for Neuropathy Plainfield, IN

Neuropathy: What is it and How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help

Peripheral nerve damage in any part of the body causes effects such as muscle weakness or loss of sensation like touch on one side of your foot. It could make day-to-day tasks difficult to do without assistance from another person or to use adaptive devices if appropriate. There are many different types of neuropathies. The different types of neuropathy include peripheral neuropathy, focal neuropathies, acquired sensory and motor neuropathies.

Peripheral neuropathy is a common type of neuropathy. It can happen due to injury, infection, or other causes that disturb the nerves in your arms and legs. Your symptoms may start mild, but they will get worse over time if it is not cared for properly before the damage gets too bad.

Focal neuropathy is a type of neuropathy that can happen due to diabetes, vitamin deficiency, or other conditions. Acquired sensory and motor neuropathies are caused by nerve damage from surgery, injury, or diseases like Parkinson's disease.

It is crucial to keep in mind the different types of neuropathic pain when receiving chiropractic treatment for your condition to know what type of treatments might be best suited for you. There are many kinds of neuropathy, and each one has its own set of symptoms which will require different treatments, but it all depends on the individual case. Chiropractic care helps address these issues with adjustments that help realign vertebrae joints and reduce pressure on nerves, thus repairing them over time.

Neuropathies are typically diagnosed by a medical doctor who does an examination called neurological exam and tests such as:

  • nerve conduction velocity test (NCV), which determines how fast there's transmission between two points on a particular nerve;
  • electromyography (EMG), to assess muscle function with electrical impulses; and
  • autonomic reflex screen, combining heart rate variability testing with blood pressure measurements from both arms taken at the same time-comparing results through frequency analysis).

Contact our office to learn how Chiropractic can help with Neuropathy!