Neuropathy occurs when nerve damage exists outside the spinal cord and the brain. Although each experience is unique with this condition, many people report pain, numbness, and weakness. It typically occurs in the hands and feet.
When neuropathy occurs, the discomfort feels like tingling, burning, or stabbing. If you’ve ever had a part of your body “fall asleep,” that sensation when it “wakes up” is similar to what this condition causes.
The problem with neuropathy is that the information from the central nervous system doesn’t have the two-way flow it needs for proper communication. That means it can cause other symptoms, such as circulation problems, urination issues, and digestive functions.
Neuropathy can result from a metabolic problem, an infection, an injury, toxin exposure, or even genetic inheritance. Diabetes is a common cause today, but it’s not uncommon for no reason to be identified.
Is it possible to treat something when your doctor doesn’t know what is causing the problem?
Are You Treating the Cause or the Symptoms?
If you’ve been diagnosed with neuropathy, the standard modern medical path looks something like this for most people. Maybe you can relate to it?
- You start to feel something unusual, perhaps in your hands or your feet.
- After it keeps bothering you for a couple of weeks, you decide to schedule an appointment with your doctor. That might entail a two- to six-week wait.
- When you finally get into the office, you might need to convince your primary care physician that a referral to a neuropathic specialist is necessary. That creates another potential delay.
- Once you see a specialist, you’re told that nothing can be done to help since there aren’t medications that help with the issue.
- You’re given a prescription to control the symptoms you experience, which start getting progressively worse.
- The prescription medication dosage keeps getting higher and higher, eventually causing other unwanted side effects.
Neuropathy Improves When You Treat Its Root Cause
When patients eventually come to see us, they’re often at the end of their rope – or well past it. They’ve had diagnostic studies, seen numerous providers, and received multiple treatments.
Over the years, we’ve seen everything from spinal stimulator implants to nerve decompression surgeries. Some people have had electrical stimulation, lidocaine or steroid injections, and nerve ablation to find relief, all of which have proven unsuccessful.
When dealing with Neuropathy always try to address the root cause in a natural way.