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Neuropathy services offered in Berwyn, PA

Nerve damage can appear in expected ways, like numbness and pain, or unexpected ways, like bladder or bowel issues. No matter how your neuropathy presents, Andrew Fetterman, DC, and the team at Creative Health & Spine in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, can treat its underlying cause with functional and chiropractic care. Call Creative Health & Spine or book an appointment online for neuropathy management today.

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy, or peripheral neuropathy, is a nerve condition that arises from nerve damage. As a result of the damage, your nerves fire off faulty signals or don’t transmit signals properly. It can affect one part of your body or many. Depending on the cause of your neuropathy, the symptoms can appear suddenly or gradually over time. 

The most common neuropathy symptoms are:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Poor balance
  • Nerve pain 
  • Muscle weakness
  • Uncontrollable muscle movements

The specific symptoms you get depend on the type of nerve signals that the condition affects. Motor nerve neuropathy results in movement complications, while sensory neuropathy results in symptoms like numbness and tingling. Neuropathy of autonomic nerves can cause issues like sweating, sexual dysfunction, and bowel issues. 

What causes neuropathy?

The most prevalent cause of neuropathy is unmanaged or mismanaged diabetes, which involves high blood sugar. Lots of glucose in your system can damage numerous organs over time, and when it damages your nerves, neuropathy results. 

Diabetes is far from the only cause of neuropathy as the condition can also develop from:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Tumors
  • Toxic chemical exposure

In many cases, you can reverse neuropathy with an individualized care plan that targets the underlying cause. 

How can I manage my neuropathy?

Managing your neuropathy helps slow the condition’s progress and relieve symptoms. The team at Creative Health & Spine sees you once a week for a period determined by the severity of your condition. You combine office services with in-home treatment protocols to reduce your neurological symptoms. 

Medications in the form of pills, injections, or patches may alleviate some of the symptoms of neuropathy. However, some cause side effects and medications are not always the best or only choice. You might also successfully manage your neuropathy with:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Transcutaneous nerve stimulation
  • Nutritional services
  • Chiropractic care
  • Regenerative medicine

Taking a functional medicine approach, the team at Creative Health & Spine treats the underlying causes of neuropathy to offer the best possible treatment results. 

If you have neuropathy and want to explore chiropractic care or functional medicine to manage symptoms, call Creative Health & Spine or book an appointment online today.