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Chiropractic Care and Peripheral Neuropathy

Exploring Chiropractic Care as a Complementary Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy Management

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, causing symptoms such as pain, tingling, and numbness in the extremities. This is a symptom often associated with other conditions. And while traditional medical treatments play a crucial role in managing peripheral neuropathy, patients are also finding chiropractic care to be an effective pain management treatment.

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is often associated with various underlying conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and infections. The damage to peripheral nerves can result in a range of symptoms, affecting daily life and overall well-being. Some examples include not being able to feel the nerves in your hand, or your muscles being so weak that you can’t move your hand efficiently.

Chiropractic Care and Peripheral Neuropathy

Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and nervous system, emphasizing the role of the spine in overall health. Chiropractors can use hands-on adjustments and other techniques to align the spine and improve nerve function. By addressing spinal misalignments, your chiropractor can help alleviate symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Peripheral Neuropathy:

Improved Nerve Function: Chiropractic adjustments aim to correct misalignments in the spine, potentially reducing pressure on nerves and improving overall nerve function.

Enhanced Blood Circulation: Proper spinal alignment may contribute to better blood flow, which is crucial for nourishing nerves and promoting their optimal function.

Pain Management: Chiropractic care may help manage peripheral neuropathy-related pain by addressing the underlying structural issues contributing to nerve irritation.

Holistic Approach: Chiropractors often take a holistic approach to health, considering lifestyle factors, nutrition, and exercise alongside spinal adjustments. This comprehensive approach may benefit individuals with peripheral neuropathy.

Collaboration for PN

At BC-PT, we see that chiropractic care can be a complementary form of pain management and healing for peripheral neuropathy.

Just as peripheral neuropathy is one of many symptoms related to a given condition, chiropractic care should be one of a few approaches to treating PN. Collaboration with medical professionals ensures a comprehensive approach to peripheral neuropathy management. At BC + PT, we have the wonderful ability of being able to pair you with both a chiropractor and a physical therapist and collaborate with local physicians to provide expert care.

As with any healthcare decision, individuals should consult with their healthcare team to determine the most suitable and effective treatment plan for their unique needs.

Chiropractors in Buffalo

The Team at Buffalo Chiropractic and Physical Therapy are all well-trained professionals that are able to help you with not only symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, but many other types of conditions and injuries. If you have been experiencing pain, maybe it is time to give BC + PT a call, to see how chiropractic care can help you!


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