What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is often called peripheral neuritis or neuropathic pain, is caused by damage to the nerves. Patients dealing with neuropathy often feel burning sensations, numbness, tingling, balance problems, and shooting pain. Daily tasks like putting on shoes or merely getting out of bed can be debilitating for many people suffering from neuropathy. Neuropathy occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the nerves and is often associated with diabetes. The legs, feet, toes, hands, and fingers are the areas neuropathy will impact the most.
Neuropathy will lead to long-term nerve damage if it is not treated properly. At Life Health Medical Center, we focus on identifying the root cause of your specific neuropathy problems and create effective and lasting treatment plans.
What Causes Neuropathy?
There are four different types of neuropathy: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, mononeuropathy, and the causes of each vary between patients. Each type effects different parts of the body and have different symptoms depending on the patient. There are also several illnesses and events that can trigger the condition, including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Sports injuries
- Vitamin deficiency
- Chemicals and toxins (pesticides, insecticides, medications)
- Other diseases (kidney disease, etc.)
Symptoms of Neuropathy
Neuropathy symptoms vary for each patient. The severity depends on what is causing the conditions as well as the genetics and lifestyles of the patients. We find the majority of patients will experience one or several of the following symptoms:
- Stinging pain
- Burning pain
- Numbness or tingling sensations
- Hot and cold sensitivity
- Balance problems
- Difficulty standing
- Muscle cramps
- Walking issues due to foot pain and numbness
- Sharp or dull sensations
- Problems gripping items such as a pencil or utensils
What Does Neuropathy Do To The Body?
Neuropathy Treatments in Salt Lake City
We approach neuropathy treatments from a functional medicine perspective. Our experts identify the dysfunction causing neuropathy to occur. Identifying where there is a lack of blood flow to the nerves, and creating a personalized patient treatment program allows us to start reversing the effects of neuropathy in most cases.
Each patient has unique needs when it comes to neuropathy treatment. We start by identifying why your nerves are not receiving proper blood flow. Once we determine the root cause of your specific condition, we implement a custom patient treatment plan designed to reverse the impacts neuropathy has on the body. We understand that every patient is different and all conditions react differently depending on the person and we target our treatments to ensure everyone receives relief no matter their unique situation.
Our Neuropathy Treatment Method
During the initial consultation, we will discuss the specific areas of pain and create a personalized treatment. Our neuropathy treatment includes:
- Functional medicine treatment
- Regenerative and vitamin therapies
- Dietary modifications
- Nutritional supplementation
- Low-level light therapy
- Vibration plate therapy
- Eliminating bad habits
Reversing Neuropathy Naturally
Once we address the root cause of neuropathy, we will help your body start tapping into its natural healing capabilities. The body can repair and restore itself with the right nutritional needs, modalities, and lifestyle changes. Many cases of neuropathy can be stopped and even reversed depending on the cause. for example, neuropathy caused by alcohol can be improved if the patient stops drinking it. Neuropathy caused by an injury can be reversed or improved if the patient seeks therapy and allows the injury to heal properly. If you are suffering from nephropathy, contact our Salt Lake City health and wellness clinic today and let our experts help you get back on the path to a healthier, happier, pain-free life!