Peripheral neuropathy is a condition of the nervous system that affects about twenty million Americans. Because neuropathy causes can originate from anywhere in the nervous symptom, the condition can be difficult to treat. Though sometimes the result of illness, as in diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the condition can also be caused alcoholism, poor diet, a reaction to certain drugs (as in the case of chemotherapy) or an autoimmune disease like Guillain-Barre syndrome, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis. Neuropathy symptoms can include numbness, burning, pain, or tingling arms or tingling feet.
While medication is often prescribed for symptoms of neuropathy, this is typically not the best peripheral neuropathy treatment, because it does not address the underlying cause. At Advantage Healthcare of Charleston, a thorough examination of each patient is completed to determine the root of the medical concern before a personalized treatment plan is created. Our physical medicine techniques use natural therapies like chiropractic care, massage therapy, and Physical Rehabilitation.