If muscle weakness, numbness, pain or tingling have been interrupting your daily life, and you’ve been diagnosed with neuropathy, our team at West Cermak Road Wellness can help you find relief. We are trained in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy in Cicero, Illinois, a common condition that many believe to be incurable.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy, or just neuropathy, is a disease caused by damage to the peripheral nerves, or nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord, and it can become debilitating for patients who live with the daily symptoms. These nerves can become damaged under a number of circumstances, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Traumatic injury or infection
  • Metabolic problems
  • Exposure to toxins, such as Agent Orange
  • Alcoholism
  • Chemotherapy
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Prescription medications
  • Degenerative or herniated discs
  • Ischemia
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis

Neuropathy is a fairly common, with an estimated 25-30% of Americans being affected by it, though older patients are at a higher risk.

What Are the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy?

Many patients with neuropathy describe it as a stabbing, burning or tingling sensation in the legs, hands or feet, though it can also lead to a loss of balance or coordination, an extreme sensitivity to touch, or muscle weakness. Other symptoms of neuropathy include numb or consistently cold hands or feet and discoloration in the feet. Lack of blood flow to the feet can also lead to balance issues and wounds that cannot heal on the affected area. Pain or tingling can also make it difficult for patients to fall asleep. The earlier the diagnoses and treatment, the faster our team can help mitigate these symptoms.

How Can We Help?

Our team is trained in a variety of chiropractic treatments that help address the symptoms and cause of neuropathy, including infrared therapy and photomodulation. When you visit our office for your appointment, our medical professionals will explain your treatment options to you and help you decide which ones are right for you. If you are ready to start tackling life with less neuropathy symptoms, call our office at 708-863-1001 and schedule your appointment today.