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Welcome to Columbia SC Chiropractor

Dr. Loujan Matin,
Columbia Chiropractor | Matin Chiropractic Group, Inc. |
803-798-2225 3525 Bush River Rd.
Columbia, SC 29210

As always welcome to my web site. We have helped numerous people with Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms, If you or any of your loved ones are needlessly sufferring from this condition please call 803-798-2225, for your appointment. Shares columbia chiropractor.

Peripheral neuropathy is either misdiagnosed, or missed diagnosed!  In either case it affects the lives of 21 million Americans. If you're one of them please continue, you'll find it not only helpful, but may also help you get rid of this aweful disorder,

What is 'peripheral neuropathy?'

Let's break it down, and never mind it's popular explanation:

'Peripheral neuropathy': 'Periphery'  means 'around the adge' and 'neuropathy' is a conjugated word, neuro and pathy. 'Neuro' means 'nerve' and 'pathy' means 'disorder.'  Another words 'peripheral neuropathy' in plain English means 'disorder in the edges of neurons'. And most commonly, the edges of the neurons are located in your extremities, your feet and hands and fingers. Therefore, all 'Peripheral Neuropathy' diagnosis is telling is: there is a 'disorder in the end of neurons.' This is where science of chiropractic can be very helpful in understanding/discovering/demystifying the underlying cause of peripheral neuropathy.  If the origin of the nerve, which by-the-way, starts from spinal cord and housed by spinal column, is pinched by a misalignmnet of one of the vertebrae, left long enough, that misaligment may place pressure of the nerve origin and lead to what is know as 'peripheral neuropathy'.

No matter how much Lyrica or any other symptom treatment medications one may take, the pressure on the nerve still continues.

How do you diagnose Peripheral Neuropathy?

Most often, a doctor of chiropractic should be able to diagnose peripheral neuropathy solely on a
patient's description of his/her symptoms, and a simple neurological examination.

Signs & Symptoms: 

  • Difficulty sleeping due to leg and foot discomfort
  • Prickling or tingling feelings of the hands and feet
  • Sharp, electrical-like pain
  • Numbness / Burning pain 
  • Leg cramping 
  • Pain when you walk

Location:

Patients who develop pain with peripheral neuropathy describe the pain using different words, including “pins and needles,” “throbbing,” “burning,” “deep ache”,“skin sensitivity,” “raw skin,” “freezing cold,”“sharp,” “tingling”, “electric-like,” “like walking on ground glass,” “itchy,” and others. Some patients say they don’t have pain but have unpleasant and irritating sensations (Allodynia), which may include “itching”, “buzzing,” “like bugs crawling,” “like leather or sand paper”, “hard ball on bottom of feet”, and “aching. Some people feel like they have socks on, even though they are barefoot. Over time, this feeling can spread to the legs and hands.

Note: If you or one of your loved ones or friends suffer from one or more of the above, you may have diabetic (30% of peripheral neuropathy is caused by diabetes), or peripheral neuropathy. In the past, patients have been left to suffer from the pain and foot complications associated with peripheral neuropathy.

Causes:

Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the nerves and can be caused by many reasons, one of the most common, yet neglected one, is pinched nerve at spinal level. Even if you don't have diabetes you may still suffer from the symptoms associcated with pinched nerve leading to peripheral neuropathy.

Let me repeat, even if you don't have diabetes, your pinched nerves can create the same numbness, tingling, burning sensation! That's why we have been successful in treating peripheral neuropathy.

Treatment Options:

Currently, the medical treatment choices for most patients are medications and prescribed medications. Oral medications only cover the symptoms of diabetic or peripheral neuropathy. Our chiropractic treatment is a non-invasive method of freeing of the nerve that is pinched by aligning the spine. Again, many experince the relief on the first visit.

Additional information:

Patients may find it harder and harder to walk. Their legs feel heavy and they may have to drag them selves up the stairs. Some patients have constant pains, day and night, whereas others only have noticeable pain at bedtime. Often, patients may complain that the pain interferes with their sleep and they may develop Restless Leg Syndrome and or Insomnia (difficulty sleeping). As with all chronic pain, patients with painful peripheral neuropathy may also develop depression. Patients with advanced peripheral neuropathy may also have trouble with their sense of positioning; and therefore, have difficulty with their gait or balance.

If you are suffering from this condition, please contact the columbia chiorpractor at 803-798-2225. 
 

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