How Chiropractic Care Can Help Control Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetics

You can get natural solutions with expert chiropractic care.

You probably don’t associate your blood glucose levels with your nerves. But, having consistently high blood sugar can cause nerve damage in your body, especially in your legs, feet, and hands. This issue is known as peripheral neuropathy, and approximately 60% of men and women with diabetes live with its uncomfortable symptoms. 

Dr. Joseph Kielur is an experienced chiropractor and spinal-compression specialist who uses the latest techniques to manage nerve disorders, such as peripheral neuropathy. If you have diabetes, make chiropractic care a part of your treatment strategy by visiting Dr. Kielur at Mass Ave Chiropractic in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The role of your peripheral nerves

Peripheral nerves have a crucial job. They transmit messages from your spinal cord and brain to your limbs and organs. This complex network helps control your digestive system, blood pressure levels, ability to feel and move, and other functions.

When any of your peripheral nerves sustain damage, it impacts how your body works and responds to sensations. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, which often affect the extremities, include:

If you have peripheral neuropathy, your symptoms can vary from mild to severe and are often worse at night.

Chiropractic care and the nervous system

Chiropractic care treats conditions associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems by addressing alignment issues and imbalances. 

Many important nerves in your nervous system are in your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is surrounded and protected by vertebrae. If your vertebrae become misaligned, they can compress nerves in the area, which can lead to problems with your central nervous system and peripheral nerves.

Using chiropractic care to treat peripheral neuropathy can offer numerous benefits, including:

Getting regular chiropractic treatments can also reduce your dependence on pain medications and normalize sensations in your extremities.

Treating peripheral neuropathy with chiropractic care

To treat peripheral neuropathy, Dr. Kielur focuses on bringing your whole body and all of its systems — including your peripheral nerves — back into alignment. That means identifying the causes of your discomfort and addressing them to improve your overall health. 

After diagnosing the causes of your symptoms, Dr. Kielur develops a personalized, noninvasive, and drug-free plan. Your treatment may include:

Dr. Kielur might also recommend the DRS Protocol™ to help manage your condition. This comprehensive approach uses a combination of chiropractic treatments to address chronic and debilitating symptoms, such as numbness and tingling in the legs and feet.

For more information on how chiropractic care may be able to help control your peripheral neuropathy symptoms, book an appointment online or over the phone with Mass Ave Chiropractic today.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Can You Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The short answer to the questions we pose in this month’s blog title is yes! If you’re at risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome or you want to prevent it from returning, here are a few tips that will keep your wrist pain-free.

The Best Ways to Avoid Back Pain

The prevalence of back pain among adults in the United States is staggering — 80% of the population is affected at some point in their lives. The best way to deal with back pain is to avoid the problem in the first place. Here are some tips.

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Care

In an age of increasing medical specialization, chiropractic takes a more holistic approach to your health with the understanding that everything in the human body is connected. Here are some of the areas that regular chiropractic care can improve.

Common Questions About Degenerative Disc Disease

A whopping one-third of Americans between the ages of 40 and 59 have some degree of degenerative disc disease, and many don’t even know it. To help you better understand this condition, we’ve answered some of the more common questions.