Neuropathy

Have you been diagnosed with neuropathy?

At Spine Fine we able to administer treatment for the the pain, numbness, tingling, and other symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy, a common condition with devastating effects and thought to be incurable.

Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is a debilitating disease that millions of people worldwide. Neuropathy symptoms can occur in patients with restless leg syndrome, sciatic neuropathy, and has been recently linked to statin drugs used to lower cholesterol.

Other causes of peripheral neuropathy include:

  • Diabetes
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Chemotherapy
  • Alcoholism
  • Prescription Medications
  • Agent Orange & other War Toxins
  • Degenerative or Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Ischemia
  • Autoimmune Disorders Including Rheumatoid Arthritis

Symptoms of Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy symptoms include:

  • Sharp Pains or Cramps in the Feet or Legs
  • Burning Pain in the Legs, Feet or Hands
  • Extreme Sensitivity to Touch
  • Loss of Balance or Coordination
  • Feelings of Walking on Pins and Needles
  • Weakness in the Arms and Legs
  • Numb Feet
  • Tingling or Pain in the Toes, Feet, Hands, Arms and Fingers
  • Dependency on Pain Medications
  • Discoloration in the Feet
  • Cold Feet or Hands

Complications of Neuropathy

The complications associated with neuropathy vary depending on the cause of the nerve damage. Some neuropathies can be fatal. In fact, one of the most common causes of death in people over the age of 60 is due to a fall due to balance issues caused by numb feet. Falls can also lead to broken hips and concussions. Other complications include foot ulcers (open wounds) that develop on the skin and can’t heal due to the lack of blood supply to the affected area, walking and balance issues from being unable to feel the feet, trouble sleeping due to pain or tingling, gangrene (tissue death) which could lead to amputation. Early diagnosis and treatment of neuropathy may be able to prevent these and other complications from occurning.