In this week’s blog, we are going to jump back into peripheral neuropathy and discuss the effects if it is left untreated. About three months ago, we introduced peripheral neuropathy, how to prevent it and how to manage it with chiropractic care. We link all of our blogs to both our Facebook page and are website: www.drlarrywilkinsspinalcare.com, so go ahead and check out our last blog on peripheral neuropathy so you are caught up to read this week’s blog. This week, we are going to talk about some of the negative effects if you leave neuropathy untreated and how specifically, Wilkins Spinal Care can help!
Ignoring Peripheral Neuropathy
Remember, neuropathy affects two of the three different parts of the nervous system (Peripheral and Autonomic). So, there are multiple complications of the disease such as loss of sensation, muscle weakness and internal organ issues. When a nerve is damaged, loss of feeling may not seem so bad when you don’t feel pain, but your body is still traumatized. After multiple traumatic events left untreated, it could lead to infections, ulcers and even amputations of one or more limbs. That is why doctors tell diabetics and patients with neuropathy to take good care of the feet. A damaged nerve reduces blood flow and usually the first place affected is the feet because they are the furthest appendage from the heart.
If neuropathy is affecting a patient’s heart, lungs, digestive organs, and/or urinary/bowel movement organs and if left untreated, the same result as if it were the skin or appendage would happen. An infection could be embedded in the affected organ which would require more invasive procedures down the road.
Wilkins Spinal Care Can Help!
The point we are trying to get across is that if you have neuropathy, please understand you can live a normal life if you manage it properly. The doctors at Wilkins Spinal Care will get a complete thorough history, examination (testing, x-rays and EMG scan) to help formulate a diagnosis and create a treatment plan that is designed specifically for you. Drs. Wilkins and Steinert’s goal is to get you out of pain, but the ultimate goal is to give you the health that you want and deserve.
At Wilkins Spinal Care, we have the most up to date state of the art equipment that we have successfully made long time suffering neuropathy patients pain free! Along with peripheral neuropathy treatments, the doctors provide safe effective chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic treatments to help enhance the nervous system and positively affect the body. If you or anyone you know has or thinks you may have neuropathy, give us a call at (724) 547-3377 and we would be happy to have you come into the office for a free consultation to go over your concerns. For more information about neuropathy, visit our website at www.drlarrywilkinsspinalcare.com.