What Your Chiropractor Offers for Idiopathic Neuropathy Treatment
The tingling, burning, numbness, and shooting nerve pain of neuropathy are often treatment-resistant. Neuropathy treatment by medication is usually iffy. The older-style antidepressants often relieve pain, at the expense of daytime drowsiness and weight gain. Modern medications for neuropathy also reduce symptoms, but cause side effects such as clumsiness, alternating diarrhea and constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness, difficulty speaking, and involuntary rolling of the eyes. Dr. Charles Ferrante, a chiropractor specializing in neuropathy treatment in Oakhurst, NJ, has over seven years' experience in treating peripheral neuropathy with Chiropractic Biophysics Technique and Pain Neutralization Technique.
Neuropathy Treatment Is Usually Needed after Long-Term Diabetes or Chemotherapy
Neuropathy is a condition caused by nerve damage. It's most common in the extremities of the body, served by the longest nerves leaving the spine. The longer a nerve, the more area there is that can be damaged by high blood sugar levels in uncontrolled diabetes or by the chemical agents used for cancer therapy. That's why diabetics and chemotherapy patients experience neuropathy symptoms in their fingers and toes first, and why neuropathy in men can cause impotence.
When neuropathy has an identifiable cause like diabetes or chemotherapy, there are more things that can be done to treat it. The obvious intervention in diabetic neuropathy is to keep blood sugars lower. The obvious intervention in chemotherapy-related neuropathy is to use minimal doses of anti-cancer drugs spaced as far apart as treatment allows.
However, not every case of neuropathy is quite that simple.
NJ Neuropathy Offers Expert, Pharmaceutical-Free Treatment of Idiopathic Neuropathy
Sometimes there is no chronic disease or chemical injury causing neuropathy. Some people develop neuropathy without ever having any of the common prequels of the condition such as diabetes or chemotherapy or any of the following:
- Exposure to neurotoxins
- Nutritional deficiencies, especially of the B vitamins
- Autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
- Lyme disease
When there is no diagnosable cause for neuropathy, it is said to be idiopathic, having no discernible cause. About 30 to 40 percent of all cases of neuropathy are idiopathic. This means that conventional disease management does not help neuropathy symptoms. It is for these cases that chiropractic neuropathy treatment is especially helpful.
NJ Neuropathy Treatment in Oakhurst, NJ Can Help You with Any Kind of Neuropathy
Dr. Charles Ferrante at NJ Neuropathy in Oakhurst, NJ, is an expert in chiropractic biophysics treatment for disease-related and idiopathic neuropathy. This technique uses mathematics to "invert" the stresses that cause neuropathy. He's also a seasoned practitioner of chiropractic pain neutralization technique, which uses light pressure to relieve pain without drugs in just seconds. Dr. Ferrante is ready to help you overcome neuropathy. Request an appointment online or call us at (732) 898-3040.