Do You Suffer From Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy can be a result of damage to the nerves often causing weakness, pain, numbness, tingling and the most debilitating balance problems. This damage is commonly caused by a lack of blood flow to the nerves in the hands and feet which causes the nerves to begin to degenerate due to lack of nutrient flow.
As the blood vessels that surround the nerves become diseased they shrivel up which causes the nerves to not get the nutrients to continue to survive. When these nerves begin to “die” they cause you to have balance problems, pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and many additional symptoms.
The amount of treatment needed to allow the nerves to fully recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and vascular evaluation.
In Order to Effectively Treat Your Neuropathy, 3 Factors Must Be Determined:
1. What is the underlying cause?
2. How much nerve damage has been sustained?
3. How much treatment will your condition require?
The treatment that is provided at Spinal Health and Rehabilitation Centre of Canada has 3 main goals:
1. Increase blood flow
2. Stimulate small fiber nerves
3. Decrease brain-based pain