Peripheral neuropathy is a condition characterized by the improper function or damage of nerves in the body and affects approximately 50% of adults living with diabetes. Of course, you don’t have to be diabetic to suffer from neuropathy, but the two conditions are often closely linked. Sustained high levels of blood sugar lead to damage of the blood vessels that supply the nerves with oxygen and nutrients. This effect can be compounding when paired with being overweight. The severity of the symptoms depends on your age, weight, and how advanced your condition is.
Neuropathy is a challenging condition that can be incredibly painful and difficult to manage. You may experience significant decreases in quality of life as the condition progresses, which is why early detection and prevention are so critically important!
Dr. Chuck Osuagwu of Centerville Medical Center in Garland, TX has years of experience diagnosing and treating peripheral neuropathy. He understands that each patient is unique and should have a treatment plan that reflects that.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Your peripheral nervous system includes any of the nerves that exist outside of your spinal column and brain. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the systems that maintain the health of your nerves begin to fail, cutting them off from oxygenation, nutrients and ultimately causing cellular damage.
What are the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy?
The symptoms associated with neuropathy can make everyday life very difficult. They include tingling or pain in the hands, feet, arms, or legs. The symptoms you experience will depend completely on your unique condition, as neuropathy can occur in targeted locations in the body. Neuropathy involving your sensory nerves, for example, may cause:
- Numbness and tingling in your feet or hands, potentially spreading upward into your legs/arms
- Sharp, stabbing, freezing, or burning pain
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
You may experience neuropathy of your motor nerves and may experience muscle weakness and become uncoordinated. Neuropathy affecting your autonomic nerves may cause you to develop some or all of the following symptoms:
- Heat intolerance/ sweating that differs from your “norm”
- Bowel, bladder, or digestive issues
- Changes in blood pressure that may cause dizziness
Neuropathy – or nerve damage – can be caused by many different health concerns, and if you’re one of the millions of people living with diabetes, you may be at an increased risk of developing it throughout the course of your condition.
Treating Neuropathy With Electrical Cell Signalling Therapy (EST)
At Centerville Medical Center, we utilize a method known as electrical cell signaling therapy to treat patients with neuropathy. This method uses electrical frequencies between the range of (4000-20000hz) to retrain and help the nervous system heal. The entire process takes between 30-45 minutes, is completely painless and non-invasive.
These specific frequencies are known to block pain receptors, reduce inflammation, provide treatment quickly, efficiently, and painlessly. Some of the more common treatment regimens may be used in conjunction with EST for greater long term results:
- Improved nutrition, diet, and supplements to improve nerve health
- Routine exercise
- Diabetic regulation and other conditions that cause peripheral neuropathy
- Physical therapy to improve function and circulation
Learn More About Neuropathy at your Consultation.
If you are worried that you may have the early onset of neuropathy or are ready to take the first step towards fighting this condition, reach out to Dr. Chuck Osuawgu at the Centerville Medical Center in Garland, TX for a comprehensive consultation. He will help you manage your neuropathy and live a healthier, happier life! Call us at (972) 619-7012 or book a consultation online today!