Neuropathy is a nerve disease that can cause excruciating pain. In Bloomingdale, Illinois, The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness offers a range of innovative therapies for neuropathy that ease pain and other unpleasant symptoms. Call their office today to find out about their enlightened approach to neuropathy treatment or schedule an appointment using the online form.
Neuropathy is pain and other unpleasant sensations caused by nerve damage. It affects your peripheral nerves — the ones that aren’t a part of your central nervous system (CNS).
Peripheral nerves send sensory information to the CNS (the brain and spinal cord) from all over your body. Your brain converts the nerve signals into pain, which is a warning of tissue damage. The nerves also tell your brain if you’re too hot or cold or if something’s irritating or tickling your skin.
If you have neuropathy, the peripheral nerves are either damaged or not working correctly. They might send pain signals when there’s no tissue damage, cause numbness and loss of function, or make your skin extra sensitive.
Pain is often the primary symptom of neuropathy. It can take many forms, from dull and aching to sharp and stabbing. Other sensations neuropathy can cause include:
Neuropathy can lead to weakness and muscle damage.
Neuropathy is a symptom of many diseases, including:
You can also suffer from neuropathy after a serious illness like pneumonia or when you’re undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. If your doctor can’t identify the cause of your neuropathy, it’s called idiopathic. That doesn’t mean it’s any less painful or distressing than it is for patients who know why they have neuropathy.
If you have a disorder like diabetes or postherpetic neuralgia, The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness ensures that you receive the necessary care to manage your condition.
To address the symptoms of neuropathy, they offer a range of treatments, including:
Patients with neuropathy often respond well to a combination of these treatments. The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness helps you find the best methods for you. Call their office today to get help for your neuropathic pain or book an appointment online.