Optima Health & Vitality Center
Chiropractors located in Eau Claire, WI
An estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. In Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the highly skilled staff at Optima Medical group treats and manages neuropathy, reducing the risk of falls and injuries. Neuropathy is a troubling condition that can cause sudden muscle paralysis and loss of coordination. The compassionate team of specialists at Optima Medical offer top-quality neuropathy treatment that utilizes the best in integrative medicine. To make an appointment, call or book online.
What is neuropathy?
Neuropathy typically starts in your hands and feet and worsens over time. This condition occurs when one or more nerves are damaged. Because each nerve serves a particular purpose, the symptoms of neuropathy vary and depend on the nerve, or nerves, affected. Symptoms of neuropathy include:
- Sharp pain
- Muscle paralysis
- Numbness and weakness
- Heightened sensitivity to touch
- Heightened temperature sensitivity
- Bowel, bladder, and digestive complications
- Lack of coordination and cognitive impairment
What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there’s damage to your peripheral nerves. Your peripheral nervous system communicates messages from your central nervous system — your brain and spinal cord — to all other areas of your body.
There are three types of peripheral nerves: sensory, motor, and autonomic. Sensory nerves receive sensation, including vibration or touch, pain, and temperature. Motor nerves control your muscle movement. Autonomic nerves control functions such as blood pressure, digestion, and heart rate.
What causes neuropathy?
The Optima Medical group treats neuropathy from a variety of causes. Diabetes is one of the most common causes of neuropathy, but it can also occur from:
- Traumatic injury
- Exposure to toxins
- Metabolic problems
Neuropathy is also caused or exacerbated by:
- Inherited disorders
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Autoimmune diseases
- Bone marrow disorders
- Kidney and other diseases
What are the treatments for neuropathy?
Your Optima Medical provider makes a neuropathy diagnosis using a combination of diagnostic tools, such as reviewing your medical history, a neurological examination, and lab work.
The goals of neuropathy treatment are managing your condition and relieving your symptoms. Optima Medical applies a neurological, functional, and integrative perspective to treat neuropathy.
Besides medications, the Optima Medical group offers other treatments, including:
- Manual adjustments
- Spinal manipulation
- Physical rehabilitation
- TENS (electrical nerve stimulation)
The Optima Medical group recommends making healthier lifestyle choices such as eating a healthy and balanced diet to ease your condition. You should also avoid exposure to toxins and overindulgence in alcohol.
The Optima Medical group offers a quality nutritional counseling program to help you achieve your best health and wellness. Schedule an appointment online or call to find relief from neuropathy.