Peripheral Neuropathy

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in the hands and feet. Neuropathy is painful and can limit activities of daily living. It occurs when nerves are damaged or destroyed and can’t send messages to the body’s muscles, skin, and other parts from the brain and spinal cord. Peripheral neuropathy can cause burning pain or numbness, trouble with walking, and impaired balance. Often, the symptoms are identical on both sides of the hands or feet. With our specific treatments, our experts get you back to moving and living the way you want, pain-free!

Treating Peripheral Neuropathy

At FYZICAL, we can give you back your function, while relieving pain and discomfort.

Effective Treatments For:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Burning/Hypersensitivity
  • Problems walking
  • Balance problems
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain

What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?

  • Neuropathy is commonly a complication of diabetes. It can also be caused by medication for high cholesterol, medication for GERD or acid reflux, chemotherapy, alcohol, circulatory problems, cervical or lumbar stenosis, and more.
  • If you suffer from peripheral neuropathy, you may lose function and be limited in your activities of daily living.

Treating Peripheral Neuropathy

  • FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mt. Prospect, and Niles use near-infrared therapy (NIR) to treat Peripheral Neuropathy. NIR light therapy uses directional low-power but high-frequency light to safely promote therapeutic effects.
  • Most patients say that the NIR treatments feel warm and soothing while some say they feel a slight tingling or pulsing. This sensation is normal as blood flow returns to the area. You will be treated by your therapist for 30-60 minutes followed by a 20-30 minute session of infrared therapy.
  • Pain is often the first symptom to improve in our program, while functional improvements may take more time. Several pain studies involving more than 1,000 patients have been done using Near-Infrared Therapy.
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