What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a serious disorder of the Peripheral Nervous System. The peripheral nervous system is the network responsible for carrying signals from the central nervous system to the rest of the body.
Neuropathy is accompanied by a wide range of symptoms, since an individual’s symptoms depend on which specific peripheral nerves have been damaged. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, dizziness, and sexual dysfunction.
What causes Neuropathy?
There are many causes of neuropathy, including physical trauma, diabetes, infections, systemic diseases, autoimmune disorders. In addition, some forms of neuropathy are inherited genetically.
If you suffer from a form of neuropathy, your chiropractor may wish to explore the options of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) or photobiostimulation, a form of laser therapy. Oakland Spine & Physical Therapy is proud to offer the Butler Spine Program, a breakthrough non-surgical treatment using the LCT 1000 Deep Tissue (Class IV) Laser and spinal decompression to treat neuropathy.