Feeling numbness in your legs or tingling in your feet? Though these are common symptoms of neuropathy, it’s important to identify the actual source of that numbness. This will ensure you get back to living and doing what you love more quickly! In this post, we show you how to treat the cause of neuropathy (not just the symptoms) naturally, without drugs or medication.
What is neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a health condition that affects your peripheral nervous system, which is a network of nerves connecting your spinal cord and brain to the rest of your body. When the normal function of these nerves encounters interference, you may experience symptoms that include pain, tingling, and numbness in your hands and feet.
There are four types of peripheral neuropathy: motor, sensory, autonomic nerve, and a combination that can affect different parts of your physiology and biomechanics.
Common causes of neuropathy
Neuropathy involves damage to the nervous system and can occur for a variety of reasons. Because your symptoms are unique to you, identifying their source ensures you’ll get the pain relief you need.
Some of the most common reasons for neuropathy in the feet and legs include:
- Repeated traumatic stress
- Compression Injuries
- Inflammation Issues
- Pinched nerves
- Using the wrong medication
- Viral or bacterial infections
- Autoimmune diseases (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, kidney/liver disease)
If you have nerve damage in your extremities, you may also experience pain in other parts of your body. For example, patients who have neuropathy in their feet commonly have lower back issues. In order to effectively treat your neuropathy, our doctors need to identify what type of symptoms you have, evaluate your condition, and determine how it affects your entire body.
How to treat neuropathy naturally
Regenerative medicine is a non-invasive, non-surgical, all-natural treatment option for neuropathy. In these treatments, specialized cells are used to renew, replace, and repair damaged tissues to create a better healing environment in your body. The regenerative cells we use for treatment come from a substance called Wharton’s Jelly, from donated umbilical cords. These youthful cells are at the height of their healing power and contain essential components for quick, efficient healing like cytokines, natural growth factors, proteins, exosomes and the macromolecules collagen, glycoproteins and enzymes that make up the extracellular matrix. Once injected, they boost your body’s own healing response and repair the damaged tissue as efficiently as possible. And since they haven’t yet developed their own immune system, there is virtually zero chance of rejection.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are another branch of regenerative medicine that can help treat neuropathy. PRP involves drawing a small sample of your blood and then spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the plasma. The highly concentrated platelets are then injected into the damaged tissue to accelerate healing.
Lastly, chiropractic care can also relieve stress and strain on your body and potentially treat neuropathy. As a non-invasive, all-natural, and non-medication treatment option, chiropractic care helps restore your nervous system function so your body can return to optimal health.
There are many ways to treat neuropathy without drugs or surgery, including regenerative cell therapy, PRP injections, and chiropractic care. Each of these natural treatments gets to the root cause of your pain and discomfort, so you can experience long-lasting relief, not just a temporary fix.