Did you know there are 2 sides to neuropathy? Neuropathy needs to be tackled from an internal and external perspective. LifeWorks Integrative health does both. Neuropathy is caused by damage to nerves and the blood vessels that support nerves. One of the primary causes of nerves damage is inflammation. In most people inflammation comes from a compounding effect of a variety of health issues like chronic disease,
Statin drugs are the most commonly prescribed drug in the United States and rates are growing worldwide. Over the past 30 years, since the development of statins the recommended levels of cholesterol continue to be lowered to where it is not uncommon to see physicians aiming for total cholesterol levels of 170 or lower. The controversy over the use of statins and ideal cholesterol levels is a discussion all its own,
This article will explain HOW nerves get damaged from Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) but perhaps a more important question to answer is WHY does it happen? If you know anything about LifeWorks Integrative Health, you know your favorite question is “Why?” When we can understand why your nerves are being damaged, then treatment can be more effective,
Neuropathy is a condition that affects over 20 millions people causing them pain, discomfort and changing their daily life in multiple ways. It is a condition associated mostly with diabetes but often follows cancer treatment, Shingles infections, and is part of many people’s autoimmune disease. Neuropathy affects flow of blood through vessels causing damage to the peripheral nervous system (PNS).
Standard Treatment Pitfalls
Many people live with neuropathy pain for far too long before finding the solutions that work best for them. Read this article to understand more about neuropathy and this article for causes of neuropathy about which you might not be aware. Traditional neuropathy treatment does absolutely nothing at the places nerve pain or damage is actually occuring.
The most well known causes of neuropathy are a complication of diabetes and a side effect of some types of chemotherapy. However many people have neuropathy for a variety of other reasons. These other reasons are often overlooked until they are quite severe because you just may not be looking for symptoms of neuropathy. Read more about what is neuropathy and symptoms of neuropathy here.
Alternative Medicine Overland Park, KS
If you suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) as a result of a car wreck, sports injury, fall, surgery, or diabetes you know first hand the limited treatment options available in the conventional medical system. Perhaps your doctor has offered you a wide variety of medications including those developed for depression such as Gabapentin.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is damage to the nerve tissue anywhere in the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). The PNS is the communication network responsible for carrying movement signals to the spine and brain. It is estimated that over 175 million people suffer from PN which is 8% of the global population.