A disorder of the nerves is known as neuropathy and it also affects the peripheral muscles. Information is carried back and forth between these nerves, but a disorder can cause a problem with the information sent between the nerves. The pain produced and depending on the disorder has the ability to cause loss of muscle control and control in general.
Peripheral is basically defined as the nerves that go out from the center of the body and they are distant from the spinal cord and brain. When you break it down neuro refers to the nerves and pathy is abnormal. Peripheral neuropathy has many symptoms and they vary depending on the nerve that’s involved.
There are basically three types of nerves and each one has its own symptoms. The first type is autonomic and that is what carries information to the glands and organs. The second type is the sensory and that’s what carries sensations. The final type is motor and that’s what controls the muscles.
Peripheral neuropathy affects many different parts of the body including the face, limbs, and torso. Some of the symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy include:
• Lower blood pressure
• Inability to move that part of the body
There are many others as well, but it depends on the person and the location as to what the symptoms may be. There are also a number of causes that can lead to peripheral neuropathy. These causes include:
• Liver failure
• Kidney failure
While chiropractic care may not help with neuropathy with those causes if the cause is from nerve impingement or compression it is possible. A complete neurological exam will be conducted so the cause and the areas affected can be determined.
Adjustments are used to move the bones to the correct place so the muscles are allowed to work properly. When this happens pain and spasms are minimized and relief is felt; depending on the cause a life style change may be needed to prevent it from reoccurring.
The life style change may need to include physical therapy to the muscles to accomplish control and strength in the muscles affected. Most of the time the life style change can be done with a simple change in the diet and including exercise routines along with regular chiropractic care.