Neuropathy is a disorder of your peripheral nerves. These are the nerves that go down into your arms, hands, legs & feet.
Take a look at these nerves in the picture. You will see 3 different types of nerves. The one on the top is a healthy nerve; see the healthy blood vessels wrapped around it? Below these blood vessels, you have what’s called the myelin sheath. The myelin sheath is like insulation on an electrical cord and your nerves need it to function properly. In order for the myelin sheath to be healthy & survive, it has to be nourished by blood vessels, like the ones you see at the top.
Now, take a look at the middle nerve in the picture. It’s starting to deteriorate. The constriction of blood vessels decreases the amount of nutrients and blood flow to the nerve. This causes the symptoms you are experiencing and the effects we see in the middle and bottom nerve.
As time passes, the nerves will continue with this degenerative progression until the nerve is dead. This can lead to increased pain, numbness, balance issues… or even amputation.
Fortunately, the peripheral nervous system has proven to be quite resilient. It just needs the proper tools to heal itself. Similar to a cast for a broken arm or stitches to an open wound, we can help you provide your nerves with what they so desperately need… to properly heal!