Dr. Tuttle enjoys working with people of all ages. At Tuttle Chiropractics in Peoria IL the goal is to help patients achieve pain relief and reach their optimum health potential for peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition affecting the nervous system, where the nerve fibers become damaged as a result of an injury or disease. It is often called peripheral neuropathy because it affects the peripheral nervous system.
Think of it this way. The brain is the central computer for your body and controls all of its functions. The nervous system is the network of nerves that run from the lower part of the brain down through the spinal cord relaying message and carrying impulses back and forth to different parts of the body, such as your arms and legs. The various nerves that branch out to the entire body make up the peripheral nervous system. Peripheral nerves are responsible for the body’s senses and movements.
Peoria Chiropractic Peripheral Neuropathy
These peripheral nerves send messages to your brain and spinal cord, so that you can feel certain sensation. For example, if you burn your finger, your sensory nerves will transmit this information to your brain and you will feel a hot burning sensation. Because the peripheral nerves transmit signals to so many different parts of the body, the symptoms of neuropathy can vary depending on which nerves are damaged.
Peripheral Neuropathy can be short-term, rapid onset (acute), or long-term, slower onset (chronic), and many nerves may be damaged or just one (mononeuropathy). Those with peripheral neuropathy suffer from the following symptoms, numbness and burning pain, leg cramping, pain when you walk, prickling or tingling feelings of the hands and feet, and sharp electrical-like pain.
Through chiropractic, peripheral neuropathy can often be controlled or eliminated. The first goal of treatment is to manage the condition that is causing your peripheral neuropathy. If the underlying cause is corrected, the neuropathy often improves on its own. The second goal of treatment is to alleviate the painful symptoms through chiropractic adjustments, electric muscle stimulation, thermal modalities, and vibration therapy.
Patients have my word…after an examination, if I find their case to be a chiropractic problem; I will inform them and do everything in my ability to help them. If I find their condition is not chiropractic, I will refer them to a resource I feel that can further help them.