Twenty million Americans are affected by neuropathy every year. It’s sometimes the cause of that pins and needles feeling you get in your feet, hands, back, and thighs. Many physicians don’t yet have a firm grasp on it. However, at Pivotal Health and Wellness in Greenacres, Florida, our team is committed to providing support for any eventuality neuropathy might bring up. Go online or call to book an appointment today and learn more about your treatment options.
Neuropathy refers to damage in your peripheral nerves. These nerves are located outside your brain and spinal cord. They send information from your central nervous system, brain, and spinal cord to the rest of your body.
Though neuropathy is an umbrella term, it causes a streamlined series of complications that include numbness, weakness, and pain in your hands and feet. Neuropathy affects:
There are three main types of neuropathy:
The causes of neuropathy are often related to various conditions throughout the body. The most common cause of neuropathy is diabetes, which damages nerves because of high blood sugar levels. High alcohol intake, cancer treatments, and genetics can also trigger neuropathy.
Other diseases and injuries that lead to nerve damage include:
Symptoms of neuropathy vary according to each patient and the affected nerve. Symptoms include the following:
The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness works with you to develop the most uniquely suited treatment for your neuropathy.
The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness might also recommend the following lifestyle changes to help control symptoms:
It’s the team’s mission never to mask symptoms through temporary solutions. Go online or call today to learn more about real solutions to your neuropathic condition.