Finding positive results from treating peripheral neuropathy requires a multi-prong approach. As we’ve discussed in previous articles, we’re not simply locating a point of pain and fixing that one spot.
We’re looking at the entire nervous system and finding the multiple places where nerves can become blocked or die off.
One very important and often overlooked aspect of treating peripheral neuropathy are the metabolic aspects that impact this disorder.
The metabolic part of the body has to do with fuel. There’s three things that are going to affect our fuel supply.
First, we look at your brain and how it controls the nerves. We explore the complex system of the bio-mechanical chain, the spinal cord and how the entire system is interrelated. Please click this link to explore this topic in depth in our article about the neuroanatomy of the body and how it impacts peripheral neuropathy.
The Gut and Immune System Relationship
Number two is going to be your gut and your immune system.
Both your gut and your immune system work together to turn the food you place into your mouth into energy that fuels your body. Unfortunately, this is not normally the case, especially with the standard American diet.
When you put food in your mouth and it’s the wrong food, it creates a type of inflammation in the body. That inflammation literally chokes off the nerves going to your feet.
If we want to revive those nerves, we’ve got to figure out what the inflammatory foods through simple blood testing procedures. We determine what those foods are negatively impacting your body and then we teach you how to eliminate them.
Your Adrenal Glands
Finally, we explore the adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands are located on top of your kidneys and are about the size of walnuts. They secrete cortisol, epinephrine and nor-epinephrine in response to stress.
On the normal physiology, your body gets into stress. Stress hormones are released and your body has an adrenaline response. This is normal and is supposed to happen.
The problem occurs when, we get a lot of stress coming from our gut and our immune system. This reaction causes too many of those stress hormones to be released.
Ultimately this will kill the nerve endings in your feet and it’s going to cause you to lose that sensation coming from your feet and cause the avalanche of nerve pain.
As you can see, this is not a simple topic. It’s not a simple subject at all. It’s actually quite complex. The important thing here is, is whether or not we’re going to be able to help you.
Take a moment to watch Dr. Wirick talk about the neuroanatomy aspects of your body and how it affects your peripheral neuropathy.
Ready For Peripheral Neuropathy Relief?
At Idaho Chiropractic Neurology, we average between an 80-85% success rate when it comes to treating this neuropathy. The reason why it’s so high there’s two reasons:
- We’re selective about the patients that we actually accept for care. We start with a thorough examination we dive deep into your history and if Dr. Wirick feels like he can’t help you, we tell you right from the beginning.
- Once we identify you as a candidate for care, we treat you both metabolically and neurologically and I help to cover some of that with you today. But first off, let’s just talk about some basic Physiology principle.
Please contact us using the form below and let’s begin the conversation about finding relief from your peripheral neuropathy.