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Chiropractic Care Shown to Aid Peripheral Neuropathy


Chiropractic care is utilized to relieve a wide variety of conditions and pain such as migraines and backaches, or even emotional distress, but one lesser known condition that can potentially be treated with chiropractic is called Peripheral Neuropathy, and is traced to a malfunction in the peripheral nerves.

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that develops from other medical disorders like diabetes or malnutrition, and should be a warning signal for overall poor health or other major medical condition. Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy include numbness or tingling in the outer extremities like fingers and toes, which then move up the limbs toward the core. A sense of imbalance or dizziness can also be experienced, and at the first signs of this condition medical attention should be sought immediately.

Some chiropractors believe that chiropractic therapy can not only reduce symptoms of this condition, but eliminate the condition itself. Rather than masking the pain and other symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy with medications, chiropractic aims for the source of the problem in order to improve overall health and any other health ailments that induce it.

Chiropractic targets the body as a whole unit, bringing all systems into alignment and regulation, including the nervous system, which can eliminate the condition itself instead of just the pain and numbness that accompanies it. When the body is being treated with its overall health in mind rather than just one problem area, symptoms of many problems or conditions can be reduced or eliminated at once.

While chiropractic can potentially reduce or eliminate the symptoms and problems associated with Peripheral Neuropathy, the condition itself is a warning sign that another major health disorder could exist, and medical attention should be sought along with special attention to diet, exercise, and overall health and wellness.  

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