Neuropathy

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Symmetria Integrative Medical

Integrative Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Marysville, WA

Are you plagued by unexplained nerve pain, and you don’t know how to treat it? If so, turn to the team at Symmetria Integrative Medical in Marysville, Washington, to learn about their neuropathy pain management programs. Symmetria Integrative Medical offers you ways to treat your pain noninvasively and without medication. Get started today by booking over the phone.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

The term neuropathy refers to any disorder or disease that impacts nerve function. Neuropathy is further divided by the part of the nervous system in which the affected nerves are. 

The nervous system consists of two major sections: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.

Central nervous system neuropathy

Central nervous system neuropathy includes diseases and disorders that affect the brain and/or spinal cord.

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy includes nerve damage-causing diseases and disorders that affect nerves that branch out from the brain and spinal cord to your hands, arms, feet, and legs. 

Within the peripheral nervous systems are three types of nerves: sensory nerves, motor nerves, and autonomic nerves.

Peripheral neuropathy is the most common, and doctors often use the terms “peripheral neuropathy” and “neuropathy” interchangeably.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Neuropathy symptoms vary based on the types of nerves affected. 

Symptoms of sensory neuropathy include:

  • Loss of coordination
  • Loss of reflexes
  • Numbness, particularly in the hands and feet
  • Tingling
  • Burning sensation
  • Pain when walking
  • Trouble sleeping
  • The sense of wearing gloves or socks when you aren’t
  • Changes in perception of sensations (pain, touch, pressure, temperature)

Symptoms of motor nerve neuropathy include:

  • Cramping 
  • Muscle twitching
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trouble walking
  • Trouble moving a part of your body, particularly the arms and/or legs
  • Muscle spasms
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Loss of dexterity
  • Tendency to fall

Symptoms of autonomic nerve neuropathy include:

  • Issues with digestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble urinating
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Dizziness or fainting when standing up
  • Abnormal heart rate or blood pressure
  • Decrease in sweating

Regardless of their nature, neuropathy symptoms can appear suddenly or develop over time.

How do you treat neuropathy?

The team at Symmetria Integrative Medical treats neuropathy using a variety of noninvasive, non-chemical solutions, including:

  • Massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spinal decompression
  • Cold laser therapy

If your neuropathy stems from a hormonal issue or a disease like diabetes, the team also works with you to develop a plan for healthy lifestyle changes that will help control your symptoms.

If nerve pain is keeping you from living your life the way you want to live, don’t rely on medications that simply mask the pain. Instead, take charge, and investigate neuropathy pain management. 

Discover how the team at Symmetria Integrative Medical can help you by booking an appointment over the phone today.