Neuropathy can cause pain, muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling that usually starts in your hands and feet. The skilled team of doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists at Valiant Life Medical in Fort Worth, Texas, offers an integrative approach to neuropathy treatment. For the highest degree of patient-centered neuropathy care, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Neuropathy occurs when one or more nerves become damaged or dysfunctional. Neuropathy affects peripheral nerves, which are all the nerves outside of your central nervous system.
Peripheral nerves serve many purposes:
Neuropathy can affect any type of nerve and may affect several nerves at the same time. The specific neuropathy symptoms you experience depend on the type and location of the nerve or nerves affected.
Neuropathy can cause a wide range of symptoms. You may notice a gradual onset of numbness or a pins-and-needles sensation in your feet or hands. Eventually, the numbness and tingling may spread to your arms or legs.
Other signs and symptoms of neuropathy include:
Call Valiant Life Medical right away if you experience any of these symptoms. Getting an early diagnosis and treatment gives you the best chances of controlling your neuropathy symptoms.
Neuropathy may be due to an underlying medical condition, or it may occur without a clear cause. Possible causes of neuropathy include:
Diabetes is a major risk factor for neuropathy. More than half of people with diabetes get neuropathy.
First, your Valiant Life Medical provider reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. They may take a variety of tests, including:
Then, they develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs. Treatment may begin with addressing an underlying condition, such as managing diabetes.
The multidisciplinary team at Valiant Life Medical offers many integrative treatments to relieve the symptoms of neuropathy, including physical therapy, regenerative medicine, and chiropractic care.
To find relief from neuropathy, call Valiant Life Medical, or book an appointment online today.