Neuropathy

Pittsburgh East Health Center

Chiropractors located in Monroeville, PA

It’s one thing to experience pain in a localized part of your body. But when you’re living with neuropathy, that pain can be widespread and debilitating. This nerve pain doesn’t have to diminish your quality of life. Get effective neuropathy care by contacting Pittsburgh East Health Center. Call the Monroeville, Pennsylvania, office or make your appointment online today.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy, also called peripheral neuropathy, is a condition that impacts the nerves outside of your central nervous system. The resulting nerve problems can cause pain, numbness, and/or weakness in your feet, hands, arms, and legs. 

Neuropathy is caused by a number of health conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Infections
  • Tumors 
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease

When you seek treatment at Pittsburgh East Health Center, your provider focuses on finding the cause of your neuropathy so they can bring you the most effective treatment possible. 

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Neuropathy feels different to different people. And that’s because the symptoms you experience depend on the specific nerves that are affected by your neuropathy. Some of the symptoms this condition can cause include:

  • Sharp, burning pain
  • Throbbing pain
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Heat intolerance
  • Sweat irregularities (excessive sweating or inability to sweat)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trouble walking

If you’ve noticed unusual sensations in your hands or feet or are seeing a decline in your mobility, don’t hesitate to make an appointment at Pittsburgh East Health Center. The team of neuropathy experts is dedicated to helping you find relief from your symptoms with effective treatment. 

How is neuropathy treated?

Pittsburgh East Health Center takes a functional medicine approach to neuropathy, first identifying the root cause of your nerve damage and the resulting symptoms. Your provider personalizes treatment based on that cause, the extent of your neuropathy, and your wellness and mobility goals. 

Some of the treatments they offer to help patients with neuropathy include:

Regenerative medicine

Your Pittsburgh East Health Center practitioner can inject naturally derived medicine (e.g., platelet-rich plasma) at targeted locations. Regenerative medicine signals to your body that it should start its natural healing processes while also providing resources to support those processes. 

Regenerative therapies, including, but not limited to PRP, amniotic tissue allografts & exosomes are considered experimental and have not been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Cold laser therapy

Similarly, directing targeted laser energy into specific layers of your tissue can kick-start healing in the areas, bringing you relief from your neuropathy symptoms. 

Functional medicine

Taking a holistic, integrated approach gives your provider a way to treat your neuropathy. With nutrition and diet counseling, they ensure your body is getting what it needs to help your nerves function their best with the least amount of pain. 

If you’re living with neuropathy, don’t hesitate to contact Pittsburgh East Health Center to learn more about available treatment options. Call the office or make your neuropathy appointment online today.