Peripheral Neuropathy

Neuropathy of the feet and hands can be a debilitating and dangerous condition. The risks of falling and/or amputations are very high if this condition is neglected or not taken seriously.

Your peripheral nervous system connects the nerves from your central nervous system, which is located in the brain and the spinal cord, to the rest of your body.

Peripheral neuropathy symptoms include:

Thinning of the skin A drop in blood pressure Constipation Digestive Difficulty Excessive Sweating Pins and needles feeling Numbness in the hands or feet Tingling or burning sensations Weakness in the arms or legs Sharp shooting or burning pains

A variety of factors and underlying conditions may be the cause of this disorder. However, the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage from chronic Diabetes. According to scientific and medical research, it has been reported that approximately 60 percent of diabetics experience some variety of nerve damage caused by the many symptoms of this condition and the body's inability to function properly.

Peripheral neuropathy is also commonly caused by injury or trauma to the nerves, prolonged inactivity or maintaining the same position for too long. For example, Carpal tunnel syndrome is one prolific peripheral neuropathy and results from increased pressure on the median nerve. Excessive and prolonged consumption of alcohol, exposure to toxic chemicals, and even some prescription drugs, such as anticonvulsants and certain blood pressure medications may increase the likelihood of a person developing peripheral neuropathy.

Additionally, if you are over the age of 40, overweight, suffer from hyperthyroidism, inflammatory diseases, vitamin deficiencies (primarily vitamin E, B-6, and B-12), and/or diabetes your risk of developing neuropathy substantially increases.

How do we help? What's different in our approach?

The functional approach to neuropathy is to understand how and WHY it happens in the first place. A decrease of blood flow begins to starve the nerves which in turn causes the nerves to begin to break down and malfunction. Once these nerves are damaged, they can either send signals of pain or they can become numb.

At Binder Integrated Health Center, we have the latest technology to repair and restore the normal circulation and function to your nerves. Our staff has been thoroughly trained on the latest and most advanced neurologic technologies. Dr. Binder has undergone hours of extensive training in functional neurology so that he can evaluate and identify the root cause of the dysfunction of your nerves and/or nervous system. We are proud to be one of the only clinics on the Eastern coast to have these advanced neurologic technologies that allow us to provide our patients with top-of-the-line care that provides REAL results. Our goal is to help our patients achieve optimal health and comfort so they can enjoy life again. Let us help you repair and reverse your neurologic condition today!

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