An estimated 30 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral nerves are all of the nerves in your body that connect to your spinal cord and brain. These nerves are in your hands, feet, legs, organs, joints, skin and more. Peripheral neuropathy is when these nerves are damaged. Common symptoms of this damage include:
These symptoms usually are felt in your feet, legs and hands, but can be in other areas of your body as well. Your symptoms depend on what nerves have been damaged in your body.
Common causes of peripheral neuropathy include
Additional factors that can lead to peripheral neuropathy are infections, inflammation, exposure to toxins, poor nutrition, vitamin deficiencies and hereditary conditions. Sometimes the cause is not known at all; these cases are referred to as idiopathic neuropathy.
The frustration that many patients find is that they cannot find an effective long-term treatment for their condition. Standard treatments can include pain medications, antidepressants and other medications.
At Balanced Flow, we offer effective FDA-approved therapies to reduce or eliminate the pain and symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy for long-term relief. Depending on your case, your treatment may include: