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NeuropathyBlue Springs, MO

Also referred to as peripheral neuropathy, the condition of neuropathy will not have visible signs of pain. While some conditions may display visible scars, rashes, cuts or bruises, neuropathy does not. In these cases, it is important to seek professional treatment. Neuropathy is a condition that results from damage to the peripheral nerves causing pain, numbness and weakness in the hands or feet.

Neuropathy treatment is offered at Core Medical Center in Blue Springs and the surrounding area. While patients may attempt to use store-bought medications, they will only provide temporary relief. With customized treatment, Dr. Aston Goldsworthy, D.C., MSN, FNP-BC. can help patients to find receive the customized treatment they need to heal and see lasting improvement from the symptoms.

Call us at (816) 286-2963 to learn more about neuropathy treatment and schedule an appointment today.

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Benefits of neuropathy treatment

While the severity of neuropathy symptoms can vary, the type of neuropathy will also determine the symptoms the patient struggles with. Neuropathy affects the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, known as the peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves send information from the brain to the rest of the body.

With a variety of possible causes, peripheral neuropathy will only get worse until seeking professional treatment. Benefits of professional neuropathy treatment can include:

  • Receiving a customized treatment plan for specific needs
  • Finding a medication or pain reliever that works well for the patient
  • Considering therapeutic nerve stimulation
  • Recommending physical therapy
  • Helping identify causing factors the patient can treat to help with the neuropathy
  • Even if the cause of neuropathy is from an injury to a certain area of the body, this pain will continue after the initial injury or wound heals. Diabetes can cause neuropathy, which makes it even more important to seek professional medical care that can take that into account when customizing a treatment plan.

    Identify the symptoms of neuropathy

    One of the main problems with neuropathy is that people will not be able to identify the cause. The nervous system reaches throughout the entire body and can send messages from the brain to specific areas. Peripheral neuropathy uses that system to cause pain, sometimes without a specific or visible injury. Due to that, it is important to identify the signs and symptoms of neuropathy as soon as possible.

    The symptoms can vary per the types of nerves affected by the neuropathy, including the sensory nerves, motor nerves and automatic nerves. The sensory nerves are the nerves that mainly receive sensation such as temperature, pain or touch on the skin. The motor nerves control muscle movement. Automatic nerves control bodily functions including digestion, heart rate and blood pressure.

    Symptoms that can occur across multiple types of neuropathy include:

  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Sudden lack of coordination
  • Gradual increase in numbness, tingling or prickling occurring in the hands and feet
  • Pain in one’s feet when putting weight on them
  • Pain in the feet even when resting or lying down
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Experiencing the feelings of wearing socks or gloves when the individual is not
  • Patients who are experiencing neuropathy in their motor nerves may eventually develop various forms of paralysis. Since the automatic nerves affect specific bodily functions, symptoms of neuropathy can include sudden intolerance to heat, excessive sweating or the inability to sweat at all. In other cases, people will experience problems with their bowel, bladder or digestive system. Neuropathy can also cause changes in blood pressure, which leads to feelings of lightheadedness or dizziness.

    Neuropathy treatment

    By seeking prompt medical treatment, the patient will increase the chance of preventing symptoms from getting worse. With our treatment, we can help to relieve pain and manage the symptoms by first conducting tests to diagnose the condition. Once we know the patient is struggling with neuropathy and the extent of the condition, we can customize the treatment to their needs.

    While over-the-counter medications can help to relieve minor symptoms, they cannot help with the more severe symptoms. Fortunately, Dr. Aston Goldsworthy, D.C., MSN, FNP-BC. and our team at Core Medical Center can help to find the medication and therapy combination that helps the patient find lasting relief. We may also combine physical therapy with medication and other procedures to treat the patient’s symptoms.

    We will also help patients make healthy lifestyle changes that promote managing symptoms. At Core Medical Center, we evaluate multiple factors of a patient’s overall health in order to determine the most effective treatment method. In most cases, certain lifestyle changes can help to increase the relief from a patient’s condition.

    We can go over all of this and more during a consultation to help you receive the treatment you need for neuropathy treatment.

    Contact Us

    Core Medical Center is located at
    1131 W Main St
    Blue Springs, MO
    64015

    (816) 286-2963