Peripheral Neuropathy And Spinal Stenosis

Peripheral Neuropathy And Spinal Stenosis Specialist
Whether it’s tingling, burning, or numbing pain, the effects of peripheral neuropathy and spinal stenosis can wreak havoc on your life. At Arrowhead Physical Medicine, Dr. David Voyer and Dr. Jake Daly can treat the symptoms of neuropathy and spinal stenosis with a noninvasive and nonsurgical approach. By serving locations such as Peoria, Surprise, and El Mirage, Arizona, this chiropractic team works to relieve your pain and improve mobility to get you back to the things you love. Contact Arrowhead Physical Medicine today to schedule your initial consultation. Call or book online.

Peripheral Neuropathy and Spinal Stenosis Q & A

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What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis occurs when the space in your spine narrows. That puts pressure on your nerves and leads to pain, tingling, and numbness in your extremities, especially in the hands and feet.

Spinal stenosis often occurs in the lower back and neck, and when left untreated, the symptoms worsen. A variety of issues can cause the condition, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone overgrowth
  • Herniated disks
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Tumors
  • Spinal injuries

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the peripheral nerves (those that are responsible for sensation, movement, and motor coordination) get damaged and lead to weakness, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet.

Diabetes most often causes peripheral neuropathy, but other things may lead to the condition, including:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Infection
  • Metabolic issues
  • Toxin exposure
  • Alcoholism
  • Spinal stenosis

How does a chiropractor treat spinal stenosis and neuropathy?

When you see a chiropractor at Arrowhead Physical Medicine, they must determine the cause of your spinal stenosis and neuropathy before deciding on the best course of treatment. If you’re experiencing numbness and muscle weakness due to spinal stenosis from a herniated disk, you have more options than neuropathy from diabetes or other medical conditions.

Regardless of the cause of your issues, your chiropractor works to rebuild your:

  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Stability
  • Balance

Your chiropractor may recommend massage therapy and at-home stretches to relieve muscle tension and nerve pressure. They may also counsel you on lifestyle changes, such as a more ergonomic design to your work area or learning how to move and lift in a way that protects your spine.

Your chiropractor may also recommend spinal decompression, which realigns the spine and reduces the effects of herniated and bulging disks. They may also recommend using a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit may be suggested to reduce the symptoms of neuropathy.

If you’re noticing signs of neuropathy, contact the team at Arrowhead Physical Medicine before it’s too late. Call or click today to schedule your appointment.

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