Is Neuropathy on Getting Your Nerves?

Is Neuropathy on Getting Your Nerves?

By Dr. Niele Maimone, DC

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a condition in which there is damage to the peripheral nervous system, which transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. This can result in pain, tingling, loss of feeling, and inability to control muscles. As with any other condition, there is no "one size fits all" remedy for those suffering from this malady and treatment may vary depending on the cause and severity. However, many individuals find relief using natural remedies.

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that affects people in every walk of life. It is estimated that 20 million Americans and 60% of diabetics suffer from this disorder. There are hundreds of different kinds of neuropathy, the symptoms of which include burning, tingling, weakness, numbness, paralysis, and dull to excruciating pain - especially in the limbs.

Although many neuropathies have no known cause, neuropathy is often associated with another condition, such as: Diabetes, HIV, shingles, toxins, autoimmune disorders, neurological conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, and malnutrition. Statin (cholesterol) drugs and chemotherapy can also cause neuropathy.

While medications can sometimes help with the symptoms, they cannot be relied upon to restore the health of the nerves. Most often the drugs that treat Neuropathy leave the sufferer feeling intoxicated and hopeless to lead a normal active life.

Understanding the Nervous System

Nerves carry the electrical signals that allow us to move, feel, breathe, digest, detoxify, respond to our environment, and much more.  Nerves are the electrical wiring of the human body.   Plain and simple, if the nerves do not work the body will not work, in some capacity.  It is also important to understand that unlike other tissues, the primary blood supply to nerve tissue is actually located WITHIN the nerve itself.  So, if a nerve becomes impinged, inflamed or compromised, so does the blood supply to the nerve.  Without proper blood supply, the nerve does not receive the energy and nutrition needed for the nerve to heal.  Over time, neural compromise can lead to a painful chronic condition called neuropathy.

How can I heal my neuropathy?

With the proper combination of holistic therapies, it is possible to heal your nerve pain and, in the process, feel more alive and energetic than you have in years. Depending on the type and severity of neuropathy we have witnessed patients begin to get relief in the first week of care and with continued care receive long-term pain relief.

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Dr. Niele Maimone, DC

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