Neuropathy pain management

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where the nerves don’t function as they should because they are destroyed or damaged. These nerves may transmit pain signals when there’s no harm or fail to send pain signals when you’re hurting.

The peripheral nervous system is a vast communication network that transmits signals between the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain) and the rest of the body. The peripheral nerves send different sensory information to the CNS, including the sensation of cold feet.

They also transmit signals that enable movement, muscle contraction, immune system responses, and control of vital functions like bone health, sexual function, urination, digestion, and heart rate. With their level of performance, a malfunction leads to the disruption of complex functions and pain.

If you’re navigating the challenges of neuropathy, the journey can feel isolating and overwhelming. But while it’s a complex challenge, there are solutions. At Eastshore Healthcare, we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping neuropathy patients fix the underlying cause effectively for long-term results.

Although some people don’t experience symptoms, a majority do, depending on the types of nerves affected. Sometimes, neuropathy affects one, two, or all three nerve groups. The nerve groups include:

  • Motor nerves are responsible for muscular functions like talking, walking, and using your arms and hands.
  • Sensory nerves send sensory information, including touch, pain, cold, and hot.
  • Autonomic nerves cater to body processes like digestion, heartbeat, and breathing.

Symptoms of motor neuropathy

  • Twitching
  • Foot drop
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Paralysis

Symptoms of sensory neuropathy

  • Numbness
  • Tingling and prickling sensation
  • Sharp pain or burning
  • Loss of coordination and balance
  • Reduced sensation to hot, cold, and pain
  • Heightened pain from actions that shouldn’t be painful, including light touch

Symptoms of autonomic neuropathy

  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Spiked heart rate
  • Feeling sick, belching, and bloating
  • Dizziness and faint
  • Losing bowel control
  • Impaired sexual function
  • Sweating too little or too much
  • Problem emptying your bladder completely

The common causes of neuropathy vary quite a bit. Some of the health conditions that can cause peripheral neuropathy include:

  • Diabetes
  • Idiopathic neuropathy
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • HIV/AIDS, shingles and Lyme disease
  • Thyroid and kidney disease
  • Cancer and chemotherapy drugs
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Physical trauma, infection, and toxins
  • Poor nutrition and vitamin deficiency
  • Ingesting heavy metals like arsenic in large amounts

Treatment goal is to manage the underlying condition causing neuropathy or improve the symptoms. If your tests show no underlying cause, the health care professional may recommend watching to see if the neuropathy worsens or gets worse.

Treatment options include:

  • Medicines: These include pain relievers, topical treatments, anti-seizure medicines, and anti-depressants
  • Therapies: Different therapies are used, including scrambler therapy, spinal cord stimulation, plasma exchange, physical therapy
  • Surgery when the cause is a tumor putting pressure on your nerves

Regenerative medicine targets the underlying cause of your neuropathy pain and can be an effective way to get the long-lasting results you desire. If your doctor only prescribes medication to cover up your symptoms, the real underlying cause will never be addressed, and the symptoms will always return.

This is because the pain, numbness, and tingling you feel are just the result of the nerve issues and blood flow problems that occur because of your neuropathy. Using painkillers to mask your symptoms creates a cycle that is dangerous and difficult to stop.

Cellular treatments we use at our healthcare clinic will help rebuild and repair tissue and nerve damage and fix the problem causing discomfort. Our non-surgical, nonpharmacological treatments require little downtime with zero side effects.

Most of the time, you can get back to your day once the treatment is completed. Your body’s own healing properties will be elevated to help speed up the process so you can get back to the quality of life you used to enjoy without all the pain and discomfort.

Neuropathy can be a daunting condition to face. However, it’s essential to remember that a diagnosis isn’t the end but rather a beginning—a starting point towards understanding, managing, and potentially alleviating the discomfort and disruptions it brings. With advancements in medical science and a deeper understanding of the human nervous system, there’s hope on the horizon for those affected by neuropathy.

If you want a non-invasive, all-natural solution that will last, Eastshore Healthcare has the answers you’ve been seeking. Our regenerative medicine treatments empower your body to heal itself, allowing you to move past the numbness, tingling, and other symptoms.

To learn more about our non-surgical treatment for neuropathy in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, or any nearby area, call us today at (717) 652-5550 to schedule a free consultation. Let’s work together towards a future free from the constraints of neuropathy.