“Neuropathy is quickly becoming one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. In fact, 8% of the U.S. population has neuropathy.”
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a condition where one or more nerves become damaged and it is quickly becoming one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. Currently, 8% of the U.S. has neuropathy, with 30% of diagnoses linked to diabetes. Symptoms of neuropathy typically involve pain, burning, numbness, tingling, and weakness in areas such as the hands and feet. Over time neuropathy symptoms can increase and even lead to undesirable outcomes like amputations. It is estimated that globally every 30 seconds a leg is amputated, 85% of which are tied to diabetes-related foot ulcers.
How Does Neuropathy Develop?
The nerve systems in our body mimic the root systems of trees. As roots branch out they get smaller and smaller, down to microscopic levels in the hands and feet. In trees, roots will start to die if they become starved of water, air, and sunlight. Poor circulation, toxic exposure, chemotherapy, injuries, surgeries, alcohol abuse, infections, disease, and even medications can cause neuropathy. When the nerves in your extremities can no longer get proper circulation, blood flow, and nutrition they become damaged and dysfunctional.
Why is it Important to Seek Treatment?
Once someone experiences the damage caused by neuropathy, their quality of life begins to decline. Some people will begin to notice numbness and cramping. Some will feel tingling and sharp, electric-like pain sensations. Many sufferers of neuropathy begin to feel burning pain and even large jolts of intense pain. Sleep becomes challenging and there is little opportunity to relax. Balance becomes affected and long walks or playtime with grandchildren become impossible. Because the brain is no longer getting normal signals from nerves, patients experience falls, often leading to further physical injury.
Can You Get Better?
The good news is, yes, you can see dramatic improvement from neuropathy and gain control of your symptoms. We don’t simply give you medications that mask your pain, cause side effects, and allow your condition to worsen. We want to get to the source of your pain, heal the damage, and prevent further deterioration. Just like the root system of a tree, we need to get your damaged nerves the blood flow, nutrition, and oxygen they need to heal and thrive. At Rising Integrative Healthcare, we hope to meet you before your neuropathy-related nerve damage has progressed too far. Our non-invasive and proven treatments are focused on healing your body, getting you back to living your best life, and realizing a future without chronic pain and disability.
The Rising Integrative Healthcare Difference
Our medical team uses a proven stair step process to ensure that you receive a care plan customized to your individual needs. Click here to learn more about our neuropathy patient process and our steps to getting you back to living life on your own terms, playing with the grandkids, and sleeping better.
Are you ready to take back your life and resolve the pain, burning, tingling, and weakness caused by neuropathy? Fill out the form below or call us today at (252) 321-3579. Your first step begins with a free consultation at one of our four convenient locations to evaluate your symptoms and determine a plan for treatment.