NEUROPATHY IN North Liberty
Do you have signs and symptoms of neuropathy in North Liberty? Neuropathy (disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves, typically causing numbness or weakness). Nerve pain is sometimes described as the feeling of walking on, or being stabbed with hundreds of needles. Have you been given a bottle of pills to help deal with the pain, and then sent on your way with no hope of ever finding a solution to your problem?
Thankfully, there is a solution that doesn't lie within a pain pill.
Signs and Symptoms of Neuropathy in North Liberty IA
- Experiencing tingling sensations in the extremities. This sensation is also described as a pins and needling feeling or prickling feeling.
- Burning pain in the lower limbs. Eventually the burning will move into the arms and hands as the condition progresses.
- Having pains that are sharp and stabbing. Generally these pains are worse in the evening. Like the burning sensation, it will begin in the feet and legs and as the condition processes, the "electric-like" pain will move into the hands and arms.
It is also common for patients to develop muscle weakness and coordination problems. The muscles in the limbs may also become paralyzed. Patients also have increased likelihood of developing foot ulcers and infections in the skin. Peripheral neuropathy can occur when there is nerve damage and develop into dysesthesia, which effects a patients' touch sensation. This often leads to a tingling and/or burning sensation. The skin on the extremities eventually will become so sensitive that the pressure from sheets or towels.
Autonomic neuropathy happens when automatic nerves, which control body functions such as breathing, perspiration and maintaining a heart rate, are affected. When this occurs a patient will experience:
- Low blood pressure leading to dizziness with rising from a seated or lying position
- Accelerated heartbeat
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty swallowing
- Balance and coordination problems
- Digestive issues
- Inability to empty bladder completely
- Bowel and bladder incontinence
Patients' also may experience issues in an individual nerve. When this occurs it is known as mononeuropathy. A person will also experience:
- Problems with the eyes
- Issues with focus
- Double vision
- Pain in the eye
Pain in specific areas like:
- Bell's Palsy: a disorder that affects the nerves of the face causing a single side of the face to become weak or paralyzed
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome: a condition that causes prickling, burning, tingling, pain, numbness in the joints.
Dr. Karim is dedicated to getting to the very core of your nerve pain and reversing the existing damage and preventing new damage from occurring. Along with a series of chiropractic adjustments, low-level light therapy, and vibration techniques, blood flow is restored to the area and allows new blood cells to repair and renew damaged cells.
It's important to see a doctor if you are experiencing any abnormal pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms, legs, wrists, ankles, hands or feet. When a condition such as this is diagnosed early, you are able to control the condition and potential prevent more damage. It is also recommended to see a doctor if you are having difficulty with sleeps, trigger depression or if you have a small cut on an extremity that doesn't appear to be repair normally. Our team at Family and Sport Chiropractic in North Liberty is here to help.
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