Neuropathy Treatment

A National Institute of Health (NIH) study found out that an estimated 20 million people have some form of peripheral neuropathy in the United States alone. Many developed nations have similar rates of occurrence as well.

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that results from damage to the peripheral nervous system, the massive communications network responsible for transmitting information between the central nervous system (spinal cord and the brain) and other parts of your body. Often problems in the peripheral nerves will manifest in the feet and lower legs or hands and lower arms.

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Neuropathy in a Nutshell

Neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy are two terms commonly used to refer to damage to a single nerve or group of nerves situated outside the brain and spinal cord. The majority of patients we see with peripheral neuropathy develop the condition secondary to a few other causes. Primarily those with:

 

  • Type 2 diabetes (adult-onset)
  • Spinal cord or nerve root compression and stenosis
  • History of alcohol abuse
  • Long term use of certain medications (especially statins for cholesterol)

Understanding the Peripheral Nervous System

The peripheral nervous system is a collection of nerves that connects the organs and limbs to the central nervous system. It is also made up of different kinds of nerves that sends both information and commands from the brain and spinal cord to the body and back.

The following are the peripheral nervous system nerves:

 

  • Sensory nerves – communicates heat, cold, touch, and pain
  • Motor nerves – controls movement and the muscles that allow movement
  • Autonomic nerves – controls the involuntary or automatic functions of the body like the blood pressure, heart rate, and digestion

Peripheral Neuropathy Categories

There are over 100 various types of neuropathy, although some are more common than others. To help narrow down the vastness of the condition, it is beneficial to think of it according to the following classifications:

  • Functional classification – sensory, motor, autonomic or a combination
  • Type of onset – hours, weeks, days, months, years

 

When diagnosing your neuropathy, our doctors will take into account the areas of your body that are affected. In most cases, peripheral neuropathy affects the extremities like your wrists, hands, arms, ankles, legs, and feet.

Understanding the number of nerves affected is also of prime importance during the diagnosis. Peripheral neuropathy can also be classified as:

 

  • Polyneuropathic – a number of nerves are affected
  • Mononeuropathic – only a single nerve is affected
  • Multiple mononeuropathic – two separate nerves are affected simultaneously

Common Symptoms to Look Out For

Neuropathy symptoms can vary (minimal, moderate, or severe) depending on the type of nerves affected and the location of the nerves impacted. Some types of neuropathy only manifest symptoms when agitated by poor posture or exercise. Other kinds may exhibit symptoms randomly, and in some cases it may be present constantly.

Most peripheral neuropathy symptoms can manifest in the following forms:

 

  • Ankle and foot pain
  • Poor blood circulation to the extremities
  • Limited range of movement
  • Feeling of stepping on pins and needles, or “ants crawling”
  • Tingling and numbness in the limbs and extremities
  • Tremors and weakness
  • Fatigue and chronic pain
  • Balance or coordination problems

Neuropathy Treatment and Chiropractic Care

Here at Elite Spine Centres, our chiropractic physicians can effectively treat neuropathy and many of its accompanying symptoms. Before beginning any course of care, you will first be evaluated to determine the likely extent of peripheral nerve damage and whether or not you are well suited to the variety of treatment options we have available. Neuropathy treatment options for patients dealing with chronic peripheral neuropathy often respond well to:

 

  • Polychromatic light therapy (PLT) – specific frequencies of infrared light are placed around the areas of concern for a period of 15-20 minutes to stimulate nitric oxide (NO) increase which helps improve blood circulation and nerve repair
  • Whole body vibration (WBV) – good for nerve and brain stimulation for improving balance, strength and coordination…also stimulates blood and lymph circulation.
  • Non-invasive spinal decompression (NSSD) – for patients with peripheral neuropathy and slipped disc or spinal canal stenosis, our advanced decompression equipment can help to relieve symptoms and take pressure off of descending nerves.
  • Manual or instrument-assisted chiropractic care – maintaining proper structure and mobility of the joints will relieve localised pains and restore proper mobility to the tissues.

In addition, our doctors will also look into your nutritional habits, as improving the diet can have a noticeable impact on your symptoms and pain.

If you think you are suffering from the symptoms of neuropathy, book an appointment with us right away. At Elite Spine Centres, we provide specialised treatment plans so your condition is addressed and corrected before it degenerates further.

Peripheral neuropathy

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2023-02-23
My husband has been dealing with lower back pain for years. Did some research online and made an appointment with Elite. This was about 3 years ago, and my husband is still with Dr Michael. :)
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Stella Amanda
2023-02-22
I found out about Elite Spine Centres after struggling with neck and shoulder pain and migraines. I have never tried chiropractic before. I had my own doubts and concerns. But decided to give it a try anyway based on the good review from Google. From the first moment I reached out, the team has always been very helpful and friendly. I came with lots of questions about my condition as well as the chiropractic itself. Dr. Mike understood my concern. He patiently explained every time I have questions, about my progress and also any other symptoms/sensation that I noticed after starting treatment. At the initial process, he gave a gentler adjustment, until I was more accustomed to the experience. He even went the extra mile to provide me with resources to help me exercise/train my shoulder. The comprehensive treatment, stretches and exercises given to me helped my symptoms a lot. They haven't completely gone away as this is a long process. But I haven't taken any painkiller again since then. Overall, great experience. I've even recommended this place to friends are experiencing similar issues. Thank you Dr. Mike and team :)
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2023-02-21
Very professional and caring team. Mum’s spinal issue improved after trying all sorts of therapy elsewhere. Knee problem has always been an issue too and i have seen great improvement.
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Narayan
2023-02-18
Since am working in healthcare industry for 30+ years, rarely I will comment on medical treatments & Outcomes due to lot of unknown factors. However, this time I felt compelled to write this review for sharing my personal experiences with Dr Mike and his professionally trained team from Elite Spine Care centre. First, up all I have had a pleasant treatment and impressed with customized therapy and clinical services provided over 16 sessions at timely manner. They never acted like they didn’t have time for me. I received extensive help at any time from Dr Mike and all clinical and admin staffs, which I really appreciated. Since am in Technology side, my job required extensive work on IT systems, cause of that end of the day I used to have severe pain on my right neck, right shoulder and right leg. I got this pain from late 2015 when I attempted to lift a heavy object Since then I had a weaving Scapula on right shoulder & radiating pain on right neck and arm. I had numerous number of consultations with Ortho and spine specialists, MRI and CT studies and Physiotherapy sessions start from 2015. However, pain had increased steeply and even led to muscle loss on my right arm and shoulder joints. I could not bear the pain and decided to search for alternate treatments such as Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese massage, accupuncture, etc at various places. By God’s, grace one of my friend introduced Dr Mike and intially signed up for 16 sessions at discounted and offordable price I would like to say what a positive experience I had with Dr Mike and his team. They explained everything to me and made every visit more comfortable and worry free. After 4 sessions, I have realised the benefits and now I do not have much pain and recovering from muscle loss and scapula weaving. I have planned to extend the treatment for another 1 year for stabilise the condition. Right now am looking forward to have regular session with Dr Mike and his team. Once again my sincere thanks to Dr Mike, his therapists and all Clinical and administrative staffs for the respect and care that you have showed me. You are always very special people in my heart
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Muhd Hidayat
2023-02-08
Dr Mike and the Elite Gang have been amazing hosts in my chiropractic journey. Dr Mike often emphasises that chiropractic isn't a one-day miracle cure. Chiropractic is about the re-introduction of movements in which the body has not utilised and maintaining them. In the beginning, I was looking for a treatment that would help elevate the ache between my shoulder blades from physical activities. Dr Mike provided a fluid program which resulted in an improvement on my shoulder mobility and the ache reduced gradually. Eventually, my aim is to be more aware of my body structure and search for methods to improve muscle recovery after intense physical activities. Armed with skilled hands, new technology and a friendly, caring team, Elite Spine has provided me with an amazing care in my recovery and fine-tuning of my body. Thanks ya'lls!!
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Xin Yu Chua
2023-02-07
I had severe aching from the lower back down to my feet, it was so bad that I absolutely needed a massage almost everyday. Just a few sessions at Elite Spine made a huge difference and I could now walk/ stand for a long time and run abit without experiencing much soreness. Sleep quality also improved. I also like that there were home stretches recommended to improve condition and body posture. Doctors and staff there were very friendly, I could bring my toddler with me when needed. A tremendous improvement in quality of life, thank you!
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2023-01-25
I am very thankful that my son, Ryan, also client there, recommended me to Elite Spine Centre. I have undergo the treatment for my lumbar stenosis for slightly more than a month & I am able to stand & walk longer with much lesser pain. Dr Mike & Dr Fraser, and the team are very friendly and professional in dealing with the treatment/ providing services. they provide valuable advice and they do NOT do hard selling. The treatment they provided is complete treatment for the whole body spine with different type of treatments that tailor to your issues. Thank you very much.. Henry Loh
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2023-01-20
I am very thankful that I have came across this Chiropractor Centre that I have undergo the treatment for my stiff neck and shoulder. I been through few chiropractor centres in Singapore and I would said that this centre that you do NOT want to miss. Dr mike and the team is very friendly and professional in dealing with the treatment/ providing services. they provide valuable advice and they do NOT do hard selling. The treatment they provided is complete treatment for the whole body spine with different type of treatments that tailor to your issues..
Edward Ng
Edward Ng
2023-01-09
Elite Spine Centre is one of the best & most well-equipped chiropractic centre located in SG. Dr Mike is extremely professional & well versed in his field. Having a vast knowledge & experience, he is able to diagnose the root of the issue & work up a treatment plan aiming towards having a lasting recovery instead of just simply "cracking" a few bones to treat only the symptoms temporarily. The team of awesome ladies at Elite Spine Centre, ever friendly & approachable, is always there to ensure that the patient's treatment runs smoothly throughout the whole process. Most definitely recommend anyone seeking chiropractic treatment to visit Elite Spine Centre. Thank you Dr Mike & the awesome team of ladies at Elite Spine Centre 🤙🏾
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Nastassja Conning
2023-01-04
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