About 20 million Americans suffer from some type of neuropathy, or nerve damage, but conventional medicine only masks the pain without addressing the root cause. Led by chiropractor Josh Nelson, DC, the One Light Medical team provides holistic, individualized treatment for neuropathy at One Light Medical at their office in Lubbock, Texas. For effective relief from neuropathy, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy, also known as peripheral neuropathy, is a condition that involves damage to your peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves that branches from your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and spreads throughout your body.

The peripheral nervous system communicates sensory information like pain, heat, and cold to your brain. It also sends messages from your brain and spinal cord that control muscle movement and involuntary activities like your heartbeat.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Neuropathy symptoms vary depending on the type of nerves affected and where they’re located. Signs and symptoms of neuropathy may include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, arms, or legs
  • Weakness or tremors
  • Lack of muscle coordination

Peripheral neuropathy can affect one nerve, one type of nerve (motor, sensory, etc.), or a combination of nerves.

What causes neuropathy?

Many health conditions can cause neuropathy, including:

  • Diabetes (most common cause of neuropathy)
  • Infections, including HIV and Lyme disease
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancerous and noncancerous tumors
  • Alcoholism
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Bone marrow disorders
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Exposure to toxic substances, such as mercury
  • Certain medical treatments, especially chemotherapy

Neuropathy can also result from traumatic injuries, including car accidents and sports injuries. Wearing a cast or using crutches can also put pressure on a nerve and lead to neuropathy.

How does chiropractic care help neuropathy?

Chiropractors are nervous system specialists, so One Light Medical is the best place to seek help for neuropathy. The team carefully evaluates your medical history and physical condition to determine the extent of your neuropathy.

Then, They discuss every treatment option available so you can make an informed decision about your health. Chiropractic care for neuropathy may include gentle adjustments to relieve pressure from the affected nerve. The team may also advise you on nutrition and lifestyle changes you can implement at home to ease your recovery.

For natural, conservative treatment of neuropathy, call One Light Medical or book an appointment online today.