Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment in Boynton Beach

Are you one of the 20 million Americans that the National Institute of Health estimates suffer from peripheral neuropathy?

If yes, you may benefit from the advanced treatment options offered at Bentin Chiropractic. We use a combination of natural, drug-free products that help reduce pain, tingling, and burning sensations, as well as improve nerve endings.

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

The peripheral nervous system is a major communications center within our bodies, sending messages between the brain and spinal cord.

It controls motor neurons, which tell the muscles to move, as well as sensory neurons, which send signals to your brain to relay when your feet are cold or your bladder is full.

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when these nerves get damaged and can’t work properly.

Many who suffer from this complication are diabetic or have endured an injury, but in most cases, there is no initial reason for the ailment. People with peripheral neuropathy often feel tingling or numbness in their fingers and toes, which can spread up their arms, feet, and legs. Some may experience muscle weakness.

In the worst cases, people suffer from paralysis, muscle erosion, or their organs may not function properly or may shut down altogether.

Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

The majority of patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy attribute it to type 2 diabetes. Some may feel its effects during or after chemotherapy treatments. But there are many people who complain of the symptoms but don’t have an underlying reason that points to why they have it.

Because the cause may not always be prevalent, doctors may be loath to diagnose your condition as peripheral neuropathy. Instead, they may think you have carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, vascular problems, or arthritis. You may be prescribed drugs such as Gabapentin, Cymbalta, and Lyrica, which will temporarily relieve any discomfort but do nothing for your tingling, numb arms, and legs. Pain medication cannot treat the problem, so once it wears off, you’re back where you started.

Treating Peripheral Neuropathy

Because it can be difficult to diagnose, doctors may not always recognize peripheral neuropathy and may treat you for a different condition that you don’t have.

Surgeries and drugs cannot cure peripheral neuropathy. But at Bentin Chiropractic, we offer a treatment that has helped many of our patients. We use the following therapies:

  • Infrared diode therapy: Light therapy helps improve blood flow and regenerate nerve endings.
  • Vibration therapy: This helps improve balance.
  • The Rebuilder: This is an FDA-approved medical device that alleviates a number of issues people with chronic pain experience.

Light Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy

Infrared diode therapy is different from chiropractic care. Instead of using traditional spinal manipulation, we use a light with infrared diodes to penetrate the skin. Patients with neuropathy often suffer from low blood flow, which means their nerves may not be getting enough oxygen and glucose.

Oftentimes, patients with neuropathy suffer more from lack of feeling than from pain or burning sensations. Because their nerves have less feeling, they have an increased chance of falling.

Light therapy can stimulate sluggish blood flow and increase levels of nitric oxide in the body. An increase in nitric acid can help:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Regenerate tissue
  • Improve circulation
  • Diminish pain
  • Restore nerve endings

Patients who have undergone infrared light therapy may experience a marked improvement in their balance. Because light therapy augments their blood flow, their nerve endings improve, and they regain sensations they had previously thought were gone for good.

This is especially significant, as people suffering from neuropathy easily lose their balance and tend to fall.

Vibration Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy

One of the biggest complications people with neuropathy suffer from is motor and sensory deterioration, which leads to loss of balance, inability to walk safely, and increased chance of falling. Elderly patients must be especially careful – neuropathy tends to get worse as you get older, and falls are a leading cause of death in people of advanced age.

Patients who receive vibration therapy have shown a compelling reduction in pain. Moreover, in one study, an elderly patient experienced major improvements in his ability to stand, walk, and balance. There is other research that points to vibration therapy as an ideal method to improve balance and relieve pain without side effects.

The Rebuilder

The Rebuilder is a device you can use at home to help with persistent pain. Specifically, the Rebuilder has been used to:

  • Increase circulation
  • Aid with range of motion
  • Provide relief for chronic pain

The device comes with a feedback feature that allows it to adjust to your changing needs. Best of all, the Rebuilder helps reduce pain without any side effects.

How Long Does Treatment Last?

Just as every case of peripheral neuropathy has different causes, the amount of time it takes to treat the issue can vary.

Each patient can show results at different times: Some may need many sessions, and some may feel 100% significantly better in a lot less time.

But no matter how long it takes, know that you are in good hands.

The treatments we use have proven results, so you don’t need to worry that you’re a “guinea pig” for some new-fangled regimens. Your treatment plan and developments are closely supervised, and we are always available to answer questions.

Want to Learn More About Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments?

If you think you could benefit from peripheral neuropathy treatments, your first step is to contact us for an appointment. We are happy to offer you a neuropathy severity exam for only $50, instead of the usual $100.

When you come in, we will perform a thorough exam. Our results will confirm that you have peripheral neuropathy and will eliminate any other possibilities. Once we know for sure, we can get to work creating a treatment plan that should have you feeling better right away.

To learn more about our treatment options, contact our office and schedule a consultation.