Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment in Bradenton
Neuropathy means damage to a nerve. When the nerves are damaged in the arms, forearms, hands, thighs, legs or feet, it is called a peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy can be caused by infections, toxins, autoimmune disease, alcoholism, vascular and metabolic diseases. Kidney disorders can lead to excessive toxins, which can damage nerves. Liver conditions can cause chemical imbalances, which also damage nerves. Vitamin deficiencies, particularly niacin, Vitamins B1, B6, B12 and E can cause neuropathies. Vascular damage can decrease blood flow and oxygen supply to the nerves, quickly causing neuropathy. Connective tissue disorders can cause edema or swelling which puts physical pressure on the nerves and the inflammation can spread to the nerves. Chronic inflammation can lead to destruction of connective tissue causing the nerves to be more vulnerable to compression. Medicinal drugs are toxins and can have a direct effect on the nerves. Cancers and benign tumors can place physical pressure on the nerves as can repetitive stress on certain parts of the body such as the wrists can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which is a type of focal neuropathy since it is localized to one area.
Common Symptoms Associated with Neuropathy:
- Burning and Cold Sensations
Why A Chiropractic Neurologist
A Chiropractic Neurologist is a chiropractor who has devoted about 2 years of post graduate study into the central nervous system or brain and spinal cord as well as the peripheral nervous system. He/she has then passed rigorous board examinations to attain the status of chiropractic neurologist. Just as a general physician has knowledge of the nervous system, the conventional chiropractor does as well. However a chiropractic neurologist has in-depth knowledge of the nervous system and neuropathology too. He/she treats patients in a natural way by utilizing functional neurology procedures. Not every patient who is under the care of a medical neurologist fully responds to medications and they feel that they want something more or want a different approach to their neuropathology. As a chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Schwartz performs procedures that you will not find in a conventional chiropractic office.
Dr. Schwartz is one of the few chiropractors in the country board certified in Electrodiagnosis. He performs electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies which are detailed specialized tests for neuropathy.
Book an appointment with our Bradenton, FL chiropractor to treat your peripehral neuropathy.