Types of Neuropathy | Chiropractor for Neuropathy in Fairhaven, MA
Hey everyone, Dr. Dennis Barley here from Barley wellness. Today we’re going to talk about types of neuropathy that you may experience.
Peripheral Neuropathy pertains to the peripheral nerves periphery means the outside. So, outside of the brain and spinal cord, we have multiple many, many miles of nerves in our body, and those nerves can be affected by peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy is the most common type of, of neuropathy, but diabetic neuropathy, where someone has diabetes, that’s the most common cause of neuropathy. Again, those nerves are affected by lack of blood flow to those nerves, blood sugar can cause damage to the nerves, as well and to effectively treat this type of diabetic neuropathy. One must deal with the patient’s diet. So the main cause of pre-diabetes and diabetes is something called insulin resistance. And at barley wellness, we have dietary solutions for that insulin resistance that that that has to be a part of the treatment in order to get us to the root cause of diabetic neuropathy.
Proximal and Autonomic Neuropathy
There are other types of neuropathies some are some, there’s one called proximal neuropathy which is rare and affects the nerves that innervate muscles in the upper legs, buttocks and hips. The most common causes that also is diabetes, there is something called autonomic neuropathy. autonomic neuropathy is the the autonomic nervous system controls, things in your body that you don’t consciously regulate such as heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, those things can be affected if you have autonomic neuropathy. And so blood pressure issues, temperature change issues in the body not being able to regulate temperature. And heart arrhythmia can be due to that. There’s focal neuropathy, and one focal neuropathy. You may recognize his carpal tunnel syndrome where it affects one nerve, the median nerve in the wrist, there’s there’s an issue at that at that nerve. And some specifically getting to the root cause of that. Those treatments may help that that carpal tunnel syndrome or that focal neuropathy, and then of course there’s chemo, chemotherapy induced neuropathies which can occur. Unfortunately, it’s a side effect sometimes of chemotherapy and some treatments can help with that type of that type of neuropathy.
So those are the types of neuropathy that we work on at Barley Wellness here in Fairview, Massachusetts.