Are you suffering with neuropathy post-chemotherapy, or perhaps you have diabetes and suffer with numb feet, hands or other arts of your body? Neuropathy can occur for a whole host of reasons.
When nerves in your hands, feet or other parts of your body become damaged, it can seem like there’s little much you can do and that’s that.
Many people understand neuropathy as a common side effect of chemotherapy, diabetes or physical trauma. It can cause a range of symptoms including:
- Burning pain
- Muscle weakness
- Stabbing pains
Since standard painkillers do not work for nerve pain, neuropathic pain agents may be prescribed by your doctor but these are not always recommended, nor do they tackle the actual cause of the pain.
Chiropractic care is not a cure for neuropathy, but it can help to relieve the symptoms, with or without the need for medication.
Chiropractic can work for neuropathy because it can help to:
- Increasing blood flow to the nerves
- Ease pressure on the nerves
- Stimulates damaged nerves
- Decrease brain-based pain signals
- Optimize balance in body for nerve healing