The Austin Primary Care utilizes multiple therapeutic modalities and techniques to provide long lasting pain relief. Our focus is to provide a non-surgical drug-free method for those suffering from pain associated with diabetic and peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system - the vast communications network that transmits information between the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and every other part of the body.
Peripheral neuropathy distorts and sometimes interrupts messages between the brain and spinal cord and the rest of the body.
It is estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of Peripheral Neuropathy.
Numbness in feet
Burning or pain in feet
Sharp electrical-like pain
Pain or difficulty walking
Lack of coordination
Difficulty sleeping from leg & foot discomfort
Prickling or tingling feeling in feet
Extreme sensitivity to touch, even light touch
Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected
Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
Poor blood circulation may also be a major contributing factor that leads to neuropathy. Diabetics are especially susceptible to neuropathy due to the damage high sugar levels may inflict on the small vessels responsible for delivering blood to the nerves. High glucose levels are believed to adversely affect the amount of oxygen provided to the nerves thus leading to neuropathy.
Neuropathy is a progressive condition, meaning it tends to get worse with time. If left untreated for too long, the nerve damage can reach a point where there is simply nothing that can be done. This is why early detection and treatment of peripheral neuropathy is critical to getting the best results.
To learn more about our Neuropathy pain relief treatment options, please call 512-836-5665.
It’s not always easy to pinpoint the cause of Peripheral Neuropathy. A number of factors can contribute. Please call our clinic to learn if this treatment can help your condition.
Diabetes is the most common cause of Peripheral Neuropathy and can occur even in Diabetics who keep their blood sugar levels under control.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy often develop Neuropathy during or after the treatment.
Neuropathy commonly occurs after injury to nerves in the legs, and in patients diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy due to trauma.
Poor circulation leading to foot ulcers, and blockage of blood supply to the leg can also cause Neuropathy.
Many alcoholics develop Peripheral Neuropathy due to nerve ending damage.
Peripheral Neuropathy can be an associated medical condition for patients diagnosed with Restless Legs Syndrome, characterized by cramping and other unpleasant sensations in the legs.
Autoimmune diseases, kidney disease, liver disease and thyroid conditions can also cause Peripheral Neuropathy, as can certain viral or bacterial infections, including Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS.