Peripheral Neuropathy

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Are you struggling with neuropathy or peripheral neuropathy in Rock Hill? Neuropathy is defined as a group of disorders that begin 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 is the collection of nerves that connects your arms and legs to the brain. 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 can have loss of touch and burning sensation. 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 & Metabolic Disorders
  • Traumatic injury
  • Infection
  • Toxins
  • Various Autoimmune Diseases
  • Various Medications
  • Pressure on Nerves
  • Poor Nutrition

TYPES OF NEUROPATHY IN ROCK HILL SC

There are various types of neuropathy depending on what nerves are damaged, compressed or defective. Symptoms can stem from one nerve being affected (mononeuropathy), two nerves being damaged (multiple mononeuropathy), or all nerves
being damaged (polyneuropathy). An estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of neuropathy. There are five main categories to consider:

  • Autonomic: is a condition that occurs when nerves of your involuntary nervous system are damaged, affecting areas such as the heart, circulation, digestion, sweat glands, bowel and/or bladder, and sexual organs.
  • Cranial: is a condition describing nerve damage to any of the 12 cranial nerves. The cranial nerves are those that travel from your brain or brainstem and affect areas like the face and eyes.
  • Focal: is one of the less common forms of neuropathy. This condition is sometimes referred to as mononeuropathy and most commonly affects the wrist, thigh, or foot, although it can sometimes affect the nerves of the back and chest, as well as those that control the eye muscles.
  • Peripheral: is the most common form of neuropathy in patients. This condition results from damage to the peripheral nervous system, affecting areas such as your toes, feet, legs, fingers, hands and arms.
  • Proximal: is the second most common form of neuropathy. This condition occurs when nerve damage is present in the thighs, hips or gluteal areas of your body. It usually affects one side of the body, but can spread to the other side as well

WHO CAN DEVELOP 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. There are several risk factors ranging from lifestyle choices, behaviors and conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer and Chemotherapy
  • Exposure to Toxins and Metals
  • Genetic Disorders and Idiopathic Causes
  • Infections and Autoimmune Disorders
  • Injury and Trauma
  • Kidney, Liver and Endocrine Disorders
  • Medications
  • Repetitive Movements
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Trauma, Repetitive Stress, Inflammation
  • Vitamin Deficiencies, Malnutrition, Alcohol Abuse

NEUROPATHY TREATMENT OPTIONS

There have been several treatments developed for neuropathy in Rock Hill. Our proprietary and comprehensive treatment program utilizes various state-of-the-art technologies and is unlike any treatment program you may have already experienced.

Our program includes Low-Level Light Therapy which is one of the most powerful non-surgical lasers on the market today!

The light therapy signals Vaso Endothelial Growth (VEGF), which signals the production of angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is the creation of new blood vessels, which is needed to repair nerve damage.

These blood vessels grow back around the peripheral nerves and provide them with the proper nutrients to heal and repair.

We also use state of the art digital electro therapeutic stimulation to assist in the stimulation and growth of the nerves. We utilize this therapy both in the office and provide you with one to take home for daily use.

The results can be immediate in both pain relief and restoration of normal sensation.

Nerve cells need two things to heal...

  • Fuel
  • Activation

This makes the combination of high-powered lower level light therapy (FUEL) and Nerve ReEducation (ACTIVATION) the perfect 1-2 punch for nerve regeneration!

The amount of treatment needed to allow the nerves to recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and vascular evaluation.

NEUROPATHY

At Bentley Chiropractic Wellness Center in Rock Hill, SC we understand how painful it is to go through life in pain. If you have been diagnosed with Neuropathy or have been experiencing symptoms and are ready to move toward a better quality of life, call o ur team at Bentley Chiropractic Wellness Center in Rock Hill today to schedule an evaluation!

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Bentley Chiropractic Wellness Center
1549 Ebenezer Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
(803) 980-7190