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Neuropathy Specialist

Advanced Wellness Center

Physical Therapists & Pain Management Specialists located in Woodridge, IL

More than 20 million Americans have peripheral neuropathy, the most common type of neuropathy. At Advanced Wellness Center, the interdisciplinary group of medical professionals offers holistic care to help heal your damaged nerves and end your uncomfortable neuropathy symptoms. Reach out to the Woodridge, Illinois, office by phone or through the online scheduling link for neuropathy help now.

Neuropathy Q&A

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a serious condition involving nerve damage outside of your central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Your peripheral nervous system encompasses a complex nerve network that relays signals from your brain to areas like your hands and feet. 

If nerve cells sustain damage or die, your brain can't communicate with the nerves elsewhere in your body very effectively. This is what causes the unpleasant symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy affects up to 70% of diabetes sufferers and is also common in people who undergo chemotherapy for cancer and people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It’s more common in older adults, with 8% of adults over 65 having some level of neuropathy.

What are the signs of peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy typically begins in the feet but may affect the hands and other parts of the body as well. The most common symptoms include tingling, numbness, and pain. You may notice significant muscle weakness in the affected area. 

Open wounds are another possible sign of peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy affects your ability to feel your feet, and it often goes along with reduced circulation, particularly in people with diabetes. 

These two factors can lead to open wounds that don’t heal like they should, so you may need wound care at some point if you have this condition. 

How is peripheral neuropathy treated?

Advanced Wellness Center offers individualized neuropathy treatment options, including: 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy may encompass nerve gliding exercises, bracing, balance and coordination exercises, and other measures that help strengthen muscles and reduce pain associated with peripheral neuropathy.

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care focuses on minimizing and even reversing nerve damage while restoring sensation in the affected areas. This may involve a variety of techniques, including chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, whole-body vibration therapy, and other methods.

Medical massage

Medical massage can target areas of numbness, tingling, and pain to reduce symptoms and improve your comfort level.

SoftWave therapy

SoftWave therapy uses low-level shockwaves to help you regenerate nerves and other damaged tissues. This 10-minute treatment can relieve pain while helping you regain function. In clinical studies, SoftWave therapy proved up to 91% effective for pain relief.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is a regenerative medicine protocol that uses healing substances from your blood to start the healing process. Studies show that PRP treatment can help people with neuropathy to regenerate nerves, leading to pain relief and better function. 

The Advanced Wellness Center team has a wide range of expertise, and they work together to create the best neuropathy treatment plan for you. Click the online appointment tool or call the office to arrange your visit now.