When nerves are not working properly—sending incorrect signals to various parts of your body through your spinal cord—the result is a myriad of sensations and symptoms, which may include pain that can be debilitating and life altering.
Early symptoms of neuropathy, which can occur anywhere in the body, may include:
- Burning pain
- Prickling pain
- Stabbing pain
- Tingling pain
Progressive neuropathy—or autonomic, motor and sensory nerve neuropathy—can have potentially devastating symptoms and outcomes, including:
- Decreased reflexes
- Loss of feeling
- Loss of balance
- Loss of bladder control
- Muscle atrophy
- Sensitivity to touch
Over the last several years, many patients have come to me with neuropathic pain in Orange County, pain that was incapacitating and not well controlled through the methods prescribed by their primary care physicians or after countless referrals to specialists.
Following failed treatment, I encountered:
- People who were not getting better
- People who continued to decline
- People who had moderately controlled pain levels at best
- People who had lost vibrancy
- People who were depressed and scared
I made it my mission to study neuropathic pain, to find out why so many people were not getting better through prescribed protocols.
I began to practice what I learned on patients in my Orange County office. And it didn’t take long before something wonderful happened! My Orange County patients started to feel better…a lot better.
Why Chiropractic Care Should Be Your First Choice
Today, there is a very small subset of chiropractic doctors who understand the role their specialty plays in neuropathic pain improvement and neuropathy reversal. There are new studies coming out all the time, in fact, showing the unique benefits of chiropractic care in relation to neuropathy.
A case study published last year, in fact, profiled a man who underwent everything from thoracic nerve block surgery to opioid prescriptions to control his pain. He visited multiple specialists and found no lasting relief. This same man reported improvement after his first session with a chiropractor and total remission after just eighteen sessions.
Earlier this year, an Australian medical journal published the case study of an 18-year-old athlete who, after two years of failed therapies for lower-limb neuropathy pain, reported neuropathy resolution following chiropractic treatments.
“Prior to treatment when I would sit down my legs would start to tingle and go to sleep. This treatment has stopped the burning in my feet. It has been a miracle! It’s wonderful to sit down in the evening to read and not have my feet burning. The treatment is so gentle and easy to do,” shares Junis K., Irvine.
“I had bad feet, bad hands, bad walking, and pain all the time. I saw an advertisement for Winchell Chiropractic & Wellness that got my attention. I was really feeling discouraged about my condition, so I scheduled a consultation with him. I have had a few treatments at the office and I’m already walking much better and the pain in my hands and feet has improved completely,” reports Glen J., Huntington Beach.
In my own experience, when patients started to feel better…when their quality of life improved, my only regret was that they hadn’t come to my office sooner or that I hadn’t passionately studied neuropathy years earlier.
No matter; the treatment protocols I utilize for neuropathy in Orange County are working, and the outcomes just keep getting better. I’ve discovered that it’s about zeroing in on the cause of neuropathic pain as opposed to masking symptoms through medication. Halting progression or improving outcomes over the use of temporary and/or proverbial band-aids.
When neuropathy pain is masked, in fact, it makes it difficult to gauge progression. Is your neuropathy getting worse? Has the progression stopped? Masking neuropathy pain means that it can advance to a dangerous level without warning. Besides, masking symptoms is always temporary. When the pain breaks through these masks, you find yourself making the rounds again to doctors and specialists for new masks.
In short, damaged nerves send bad signals through the spine when neuropathy is present, and there is no one more qualified to deal with the spine—and all that it entails—than an experienced chiropractor, a chiropractor with proven results. But be cautious. Only very limited chiropractors have the specialized knowledge and experience in treating neuropathy.
What Happens Next?
Neuropathy treatment in Orange County begins with a comprehensive screening for nerve damage and a thorough physical exam.
Following your evaluation, I begin treatment, which includes a custom approach to healing based on your unique health profile. The symptoms and causes of neuropathy are many, which means treatments are adjusted to meet your specific needs and address your specific type of neuropathy.
Throughout your noninvasive neuropathy treatment, you’ll be made to feel relaxed and comfortable in my office.
Call today or contact my office online to schedule an appointment for your initial evaluation in Orange County!