At SHIN Wellness in Miami Florida, we offer treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy using a protocol revolving around 6 key elements which we feel really addresses the components of this condition from multiple angles- an approach that is necessary in order to really achieve results (more on the treatment later). Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness, and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes, alcoholism, certain medications (especially statins and surprise! some of the medication used to treat neuropathy) and exposure to toxins such as chemotherapy. One of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus.
Symptoms can range from numbness (paresthesia) or tingling to pricking sensations, or muscle weakness. Severe symptoms may include burning pain (especially at night), muscle wasting, paralysis, or organ or gland dysfunction. Damage to nerves that supply internal organs may impair digestion, sweating, sexual function, and urination. In the most extreme cases, breathing may become difficult, or organ failure may occur.