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Peripheral Neuropathy in East Earl

Peripheral Neuropathy in East Earl PA

Are you struggling with neuropathy or peripheral neuropathy in East Earl? Neuropathy is defined as a group of disorders that begins due to damage of the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is a part of the nervous system excluding the brain and spinal cord. This means that this is the collection of nerves that is connects your limbs and organs to the central nervous system. This condition is also known as peripheral neuropathy and generally occurs because damage to the nerve axons has occurred. The nerve axon is what conducts the electrical impulses to different places. For example, if damage occurs within the axon of a sensory neuron, then a person’s sense of touch and warmth will be impaired. Generally, neuropathy creates pain, numbness and tingling in the extremities (hands and feet). There are several different causes of this condition, including:

  • The most common: diabetes
  • Traumatic injury
  • Infection
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Toxins

Types of Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy often creates painful sensations described as tingling, burning and prickling. With a condition such as this, a specific duration of pain varies but generally improves in time. There is a better chance of improving the symptoms if proper treatment for an underlying condition is received. It is common to see the condition correlating with several life factors, such as poor nutrition, various diseases, trauma or pressure on the nerves. In some cases, there is an unknown cause. This is referred to as idiopathic neuropathy.

According to the Neuropathy Association, more than 20 million Americans are suffering from a form of neuropathy. That means that more people suffer from this one condition than Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, HIV, Parkinson’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis combined. Of those 20 million Americans suffering from neuropathy, an estimated 15-18 million of those people have this condition due to a form of diabetes.

There are over 100 different types of neuropathy, but peripheral neuropathy can be further categorized into one of the following groups. The group is defined according to how many nerves are involved.

  • A single nerve involved would be classified as mononeuropathy. When this occurs, conditions like carpel tunnel syndrome and bell’s palsy may manifest.
  • Two or more individual nerves involved would be classified as multiple mononeuropathy.
  • Involvement of a board range of peripheral nerves would be classified as polyneuropathy. When is occurs, conditions like diabetes may be associated.

There are several other ways to categorize these conditions, including:

  • Functional classification: motor, sensory, autonomic or a combination
  • Type of onset: hours, days, weeks, months, years

Peripheral neuropathy, affecting the extremities like the arms, wrists, hands, legs, ankles and feet, is the most common.


DO YOU SUFFER FROM?

  • Numbness/Burning Pain
  • Leg Cramping:
  • Sharp, Electrical-like Pain
  • Pain When You Walk
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Prickling or Tingling in the Hands and Feet

This exclusive treatment increases blood flow to the nerves in the feet. This treatment allows the nerves to heal naturally and may return your feet, or hands, to normal. NO Surgery and No Addictive Medications.Patients saw a 87% reduction in their pain symptoms. In fact, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest pain, the average pain score went from a 7.9 to a 1 with no side effects. Will It Work For You?


POSITIVE TREATMENT RESULTS INCLUDE:

  • Improved Balance and Stability
  • Improved Pain Free Sleeping
  • Reduced Swelling
  • Increased Blood Flow to Legs, Feet, or Hands
  • Improved Walking and Exercise

Causes of Neuropathy

There is not a single underlying cause for neuropathy. In fact, there may be no known cause which is referred to as idiopathic and makes up nearly 40% of all neuropathy. Also, nearly 35% of the remaining Americans suffering from neuropathy have diabetes. In fact, almost 70% of Americans with diabetes have developed a form of neuropathy due to the disease. The remaining percent of neuropathy is composed of a group called acquired neuropathy. This group consists of causes such as:

  • Alcoholism
  • Poor nutrition and nutritional deficiencies
  • Trauma
  • Pressure on nerves
  • Repetitive movements for extended periods of time
  • Various autoimmune diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Toxins
  • Heavy metal poisoning
  • Various medications
  • Certain cancer treatments
  • Hereditary neuropathy (from inherited disorders)
  • Tumors
  • Other diseases, including but not limited to:
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lyme disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Hypothyroidism

Who can Develop Neuropathy?

Neuropathy can affect all people of all ages in. It is more commonly found in men and Caucasians as well as those who have jobs consisting of a lot repetitive movements. There are several risk factors ranging from lifestyle choices, behaviors and conditions. As previously stated, those who have poor nutrition are likely to develop Type II Diabetes which will cause neuropathy. If a person suffers from an autoimmune disease, they have a predisposition for the development of various types of neuropathy.  If a person has a compromised immune system (organ transplant recipient, HIV/AIDS patients, or due to medication), they are at an increased risk for developing a type of neuropathy. If a person suffers from alcoholism or has a vitamin deficiency, they are likely to develop a form of neuropathy. Also, if a person has kidney disease, liver disease or a thyroid disorder they are more susceptible to developing neuropathy.


As always remember that if you have questions you can call the team at East Earl Chiropractic in East Earl for help.

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East Earl Chiropractic
4607 Division Highway
East Earl, PA 17519
(717) 354-2332

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East Earl Chiropractic
4607 Division Highway
East Earl, PA 17519

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