If you’re bothered by numbness, tingling, or burning discomfort, neuropathy could be the reason. At Advanced Integrated Medical in Logan, Utah, the staff offers holistic solutions for neuropathy pain to stimulate cell generation and healing. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature.

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What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy (nerve pain) is caused by nerve damage and can appear because of an injury, genetics, toxin exposure, infections, or diseases. Diabetes is a common cause. Being treated early is the best way to diminish unpleasant symptoms and reduce the risk of worsening pain and other complications.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

The hallmark symptoms of neuropathy include:

  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Tingling
  • Burning, stabbing, or throbbing pain
  • Ongoing discomfort
  • Digestion problems
  • Bladder or bowel changes
  • Circulation problems
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Lack of coordination
  • Heat intolerance

Bothersome neuropathy symptoms often affect your hands or feet, though they can appear in other areas of the body.

What are the risk factors for developing neuropathy?

While anyone can experience neuropathy, common risk factors include:

  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Infections
  • Inherited disorders
  • Tumors
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Bone marrow disorders
  • Toxin exposure
  • Alcoholism
  • Specific medications
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Nerve injuries
  • Repetitive motions
  • Family history of neuropathy

Neuropathy increases your chance of burns, skin injuries, infections, and falls when left untreated.

Prevention measures include eating nutritious foods, maintaining an ideal weight, exercising regularly, avoiding repetitive motions, not drinking excessive alcohol, and properly managing chronic diseases.

How does my doctor diagnose neuropathy?

An Advanced Integrated Medical specialist discusses your medical history and symptoms to determine if you have neuropathy. They check your vital signs and complete a physical exam, including a neurological exam.

You might need blood tests, nerve function tests, imaging procedures, a skin biopsy, or a nerve biopsy.

How is neuropathy treated?

Your Advanced Integrated Medical provider offers many treatments that reduce the bothersome symptoms of neuropathy, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Topical treatments
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Red-light therapy
  • Wharton’s jelly injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Massage therapy
  • Vitamin therapy
  • Supervised exercise and stretching
  • Chiropractic treatments
  • Anti-inflammatory diet changes
  • Alcohol avoidance

Treating the underlying cause of neuropathy is also vital to diminish further symptoms. ​Your Advanced Integrated Medical specialist tailors each neuropathy treatment to your specific needs and follows up with you to ensure it’s effective.

Call the Advanced Integrated Medical office today or schedule an appointment online for neuropathy pain relief.