Peripheral neuropathy occurs as a result of damage to the peripheral nerves. This condition often causes numbness, pain, and weakness, typically in the feet and hands. Many other areas of the body can also be affected.
The peripheral nervous system’s main responsibility is to send information from the brain and spinal cord to other areas of the body. When a person experiences an infection, traumatic injury, metabolic problems, or exposure to toxins, peripheral neuropathy can occur. One of the most common causes of this condition in Northern NJ and everywhere else is diabetes mellitus. This condition can also develop due to cholesterol medications, injuries, surgeries, cancer treatment, autoimmune diseases, and food sensitivities.
Pain Associated With Peripheral Neuropathy
Those affected by peripheral neuropathy typically describe the pain as burning/stabbing. At times the areas affected can be so sensitive, even the lightest touch can create intense pain. Often, tingling is also present. Some achieve pain relief when the underlying cause of their peripheral neuropathy is identified and appropriately treated. However, there are many who have tried conventional medications and therapies and are still bothered by severe pain. Often times, these people give up hope that they will be able to have great quality of life and may even consider surgical options.
Alternative Therapies and Second Opinions
The good news is that people suffering from this ailment but have been unsuccessful in finding relief can consider several alternative options available today. Patients can receive a second opinion about treatment before visiting an orthopedic doctor for surgical intervention.
There are specially trained physicians who work with an interdisciplinary team to take a different approach to achieve neuropathy pain relief in Northern NJ. This group of specialists work together to treat each patient individually by formulating a diagnostic and specific care plan to help each patient based on their area of specialty.
Without medication, surgery, or hospitalization, patients can get relief through non-invasive orthopedic evaluations and treatment, physical therapy, functional medicine, endocrinology, brain based neurological therapy and various other medical and chiropractic services.
This is not treatment for symptoms; it is much more involved as a complete analysis is performed to determine the root cause of each patient’s pain. The analysis may include laboratory testing, a fiber neuropathy exam, brain screening, balance testing, and examining a patient’s reaction to temperature, touch, and pin pricks. Amazing advancements have been made in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, returning hope to many neuropathy pain sufferers.
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