NEUROPATHY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

neuropathy signs and symptoms foot pain

Do you have signs and symptoms of neuropathy? Neuropathy is also known as peripheral neuropathy because of its effect on the body's sensory and motor nerves. It is very common for patients to experience the first symptoms in their extremities (hands, arms, legs and feet). When this occurs it is referred to as Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy.


Signs and Symptoms of Neuropathy

  • Experiencing tingling sensations in the extremities. This sensation is also described as a pins and needling feeling or prickling feeling.
  • Burning pain in the lower limbs. Eventually the burning will move into the arms and hands as the condition progresses.
  • Having pains that are sharp and stabbing. Generally these pains are worse in the evening. Like the burning sensation, it will begin in the feet and legs and as the condition processes, the "electric-like" pain will move into the hands and arms.

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where nerves are damaged causing weakness, burning pain, numbness, tingling, and debilitating balance problems. The damage to the nerves can be caused by many different problems in the body. Poor blood flow to the nerves, toxic levels of sugar in the blood (diabetes), chronic infections, pesticide exposure, and genetic variants are a few of the causes of this debilitating condition. The cause is different for every patient and it must be discovered to help the nerves heal!

Another common cause of nerve damage is auto-immunity. Auto-immune diseases are diseases where the immune system mistakenly starts to attack the body. That’s right! Many times the immune system is actually killing the nerves of peripheral neuropathy sufferers. This is why thorough testing is vitally important to helping peripheral neuropathy.


Autonomic Neuropathy

Autonomic neuropathy happens when automatic nerves, which control body functions such as breathing, perspiration and maintaining a heart rate, are affected. When this occurs a patient will experience:

  • Low blood pressure leading to dizziness with rising from a seated or lying position
  • Accelerated heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Digestive issues
  • Diarrhea
  • Inability to empty bladder completely
  • Bowel and bladder incontinence

Mononeuropathy

Patients' also may experience issues in an individual nerve. When this occurs it is known as mononeuropathy. A person will also experience:

  • Problems with the eyes
  • Issues with focus
  • Double vision
  • Pain in the eye

Pain in specific areas like:

  • Shin
  • Chest
  • Foot
  • Bell's Palsy: a disorder that affects the nerves of the face causing a single side of the face to become weak or paralyzed
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome: a condition that causes prickling, burning, tingling, pain, numbness in the joints.

Can peripheral nerves heal?

Yes! It is well established in the scientific literature that peripheral nerves can and do heal. The key issue is that not only do we need to get the nerves healing but we have to stop whatever is causing the nerve damage in the first place. When the underlying cause of the neuropathy is discovered and proper support for the nerves are provided it optimizes the ability for the nerves to heal!

In Order To Effectively Heal Nerve Damage, 3 Factors Must Be Determined:

  1. What is the underlying cause of the nerve damage?
  2. How severe is the nerve damage?
  3. What types of nerve fibers are damaged?

You have sensory nerves (both small fiber nerves and large diameter nerves) and motor nerves (that control movement of your muscles) NOTE: If there is muscle weakness from neuropathy for greater than two years the damage to the muscles will probably be permanent!

How Much Time Will The Nerves Require To Heal?
This will be dependent on the degree of nerve damage and what types of fibers are damaged.

The Care We Provide Has 4 Main Goals

  1. Optimize the environment within the body for nerve healing
  2. Increase blood flow to the nerves
  3. Stimulate the nerves that are damaged (small fiber, large diameter, or motor nerves) to reduce pain and improve balance
  4. Decrease brain-based pain

Our exclusive care system increases blood flow to the nerves in the feet and/or hands, which helps to rejuvenate nerves naturally and has returned many of our patient’s feet and/or hands to normal (see testimonials below). No surgery. No addictive medications.

Our proprietary and comprehensive care program utilizes up to 8 different state-of-the-art technologies and is unlike any program you may have already experienced.


It's important to see a doctor if you are experiencing any abnormal pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms, legs, wrists, ankles, hands or feet. When a condition such as this is diagnosed early, you are able to control the condition and potential prevent more damage. It is also recommended to see a doctor if you are having difficulty with sleeps, trigger depression or if you have a small cut on an extremity that doesn't appear to be healing normally. Our team at ChiroAdvantage in Bee Cave TX is here to help.

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3595 Ranch Road 620 South Suite 215
Bee Cave, TX 78738

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