NEUROPATHY SERVICES OFFERED IN COLUMBIA, MD
Are you having problems with numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your extremities? It could be neuropathy. Dabbs Rehab Center of MD in Columbia, Maryland, offers patients the most advanced multidisciplinary holistic medical treatments. The multidisciplinary providers take a nutritional and naturopathic approach that can help relieve the symptoms associated with neuropathy and potentially eliminate your need for pain medication. To learn more about neuropathy and treatment options, call the office. You can also request a consultation using the online scheduler, which is fast and easy.
NEUROPATHY Q & A
What is neuropathy?
When nerve cells are damaged, they cannot effectively communicate with the brain. Neuropathy affects peripheral nerves, which connect the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body.
There are three types:
These nerves let your brain know what you’re sensing when touching something cold, hot, rough, or smooth.
Sensory nerve neuropathy causes numbness, tingling, burning in the feet or hands, severe pain or inability to feel pain, pressure, temperature, or touch in the affected areas, and loss of coordination.
These nerves carry messages from the brain to your muscles, signaling them to move a certain way, such as away from a hot surface. Motor neuropathy can cause cramping, twitching, muscle weakness, loss of muscle control, and decreased dexterity.
These nerves control body functions you are not usually aware of, such as heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and digestion. They can cause abnormal blood pressure or heart rate and trigger digestive issues such as bloating, feeling full after a few bites, constipation, and diarrhea.
What causes neuropathy?
Medical conditions and other factors linked to neuropathy include:
- Diabetes (a common cause of peripheral neuropathy)
- Injury to the nerve(s) through repetitive motion
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Exposure to certain chemicals or heavy metals
Immune disorders and infections can also cause nerve damage.
What is the treatment for neuropathy?
Dabbs Rehab Center of MD treats neuropathy at the source. Unique treatment protocols include:
Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Diagnostic Testing
After NCV testing, an FDA-cleared-low-level laser increases oxygen and blood flow to damaged nerves.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
DME is used to help support affected areas to make the activity more functional.
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy (NSSD)
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD) is a painless therapy used to decompress nerves.
Physical Therapy and Chiropractic
Physical therapy and chiropractic help free up nerves, resulting in better balance and function.
Nutrition and Naturopathic approach
SpectraCell Laboratories micronutrient testing is a clinically effective diagnostic tool for preventing and managing chronic disease conditions. Overwhelming evidence confirms that nutrient deficiencies suppress immune function, contributing to chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s.
Dabbs Rehab Center of MD works with you to identify underlying causes and manage your neuropathy symptoms. You have the option of choosing what kind of treatment you want.
For holistic, integrative, and functional solutions to neuropathy, request a consultation at Dabbs Rehab Center of MD by phone or online today.