Neuropathy Specialist

Elite Wellness Center

Chiropractic & Integrative Medicine located in Lyman, SC

Peripheral neuropathy affects more than 20 million Americans today. If you’re suffering from symptoms like numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands and feet, peripheral neuropathy could be the problem. At Elite Wellness Center in Lyman, South Carolina, the skilled medical specialists offer integrative care using the most state-of-the-art techniques and treatments available today. Call the office or use online booking now.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a group of more than 100 different conditions, all of which involve the peripheral nervous system damage. Your peripheral nerves work as a conduction system that relays nerve signals between your central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the remainder of your body. 

When your peripheral nerves are damaged, the signaling is lost, sporadic, or distorted. This can cause several symptoms. 

What causes peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy has many possible causes, but high blood sugar related to diabetes is the most common. Physical injury, autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, vascular disease, and many other conditions can also damage your nerves and cause peripheral neuropathy as well.

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Symptoms can vary according to which peripheral nerves are affected. 

Sensory nerves

Your sensory nerves send messages regarding sensations like cold and heat.

Autonomic nerves

Your autonomic nerves relay messages for automatic actions, like a heartbeat. 

Motor nerves

Your motor nerves relay messages for muscle movement. The typical symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:

  • Numbness in your hands or feet, which can radiate upwards
  • Sharp pain in your hands or feet
  • Tingling in your hands or feet
  • Extreme skin sensitivity in your hands or feet
  • Loss of coordination, which may include stumbling and falling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Heat intolerance
  • Heavy sweating
  • Reduced range-of-motion
  • Sensation of wearing socks when you're not

Peripheral neuropathy symptoms can vary widely from one sufferer to another. You might have just one of these symptoms, or you could be overwhelmed by many symptoms at once, depending on which nerves are affected. 

How is peripheral neuropathy treated?

At Elite Wellness Center, the dedicated team uses an integrated approach to peripheral neuropathy treatment. Your care plan depends on the peripheral neuropathy type, the nerves affected, and your overall health. The team helps you recover by correcting the nerve damage, which is the underlying cause of the neuropathy. 

Your care may include chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes. If conservative measures don’t relieve your peripheral neuropathy symptoms, the Elite Wellness Center team may recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or regenerative medicine treatments to treat the damaged nerves.

Use the online booking tool or call Elite Wellness Center to get peripheral neuropathy help from leading medical experts now.