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Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a term for a collection of disorders that occurs when nerves of the upper and or lower extremities (hands and feet) are damaged. The condition is generally referred to as peripheral neuropathy.

It is characterized by a numbness or painful tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms. Neuropathy can affect nerves that control muscle movement and those that detect sensations such as coldness or pain. It can also contribute to dementia. And while neuropathy is a common side effect of diabetes, it's sometimes caused by other factors, such as thyroid problems, chemotherapy, traumatic injuries, infections and exposure to toxins.

Dr. Tucker: Not all Chiropractors treat neuropathy

Most alternative medicine practitioners treat the symptoms of neuropathy. Some of the common treatments include manipulation, mobilization, physical therapy modalities like ultrasound, gentle traction and laser. I am able to go deeper into neuropathy treatment because I use PEMF, TECAR, and shockwave as well.

If you're interested in a session/treatment using any of these services, call Dr. Tucker's office at (310) - 444 - 9393

As a specialist in exercise therapy I like to teach my patients things that they can do at home that include specific easy exercises to improve muscle and joint function (flexibility and mobility). I also recommend nutritional supplements, discuss achieving ideal weight and diet options.

It is especially important for neuropathy patients to strictly manage blood sugar levels. Once the blood sugar is under control, supplementation with NAD (JinFinity), AgmaSet (Gilad&Gilad), and MitoCore may offer considerable support. NAD and Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) can rapidly and significantly reduce sensory symptoms and pain of diabetic neuropathy. It is a potent antioxidant that prevents or improves nerve conduction attributes, blood vessel flow and nerve conduction.

Check out Dr. Tucker's STORE for coupons/discounts on these products! Neuropathy is a serious condition that can lead to grave health problems. Don't try to go it alone. Look for a health care professional or chiropractor who understands the causes of neuropathy along with the possible treatment options for your condition and uses a holistic approach to your condition.


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