The Link Between Diabetes and Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy can occur anytime in patients with diabetes. Whether you’re just beginning to feel tingling or numbness in your extremities or have suffered from this condition far too long, Dan Beeson, DC, DABCI and our team of compassionate health professionals at Beeson Regenerative Health in Portland, Oregon may be able to help.

Diagnosing peripheral neuropathy

Up to one half of all diabetics suffer from nerve damage, known as peripheral neuropathy. It may affect their hands, feet, arms, legs, and other vital organs at one time or another. 

So how does peripheral neuropathy develop? Your brain utilizes the nerves in your spinal cord to communicate with the rest of your body. Having high glucose levels in your blood, which is common with diabetes, can injure your nerves, reducing circulation. This causes a loss of feeling as your peripheral nerves become compressed by fluid retention and swollen tissues. 

Typical signs of diabetic neuropathy include:

Dr. Beeson and our knowledgeable team incorporate a variety of methods, such as digital X-rays, surface electromyography, and ultrasound, to determine the extent of your condition.

Keeping diabetic neuropathy in check

Dr. Beeson provides an array of integrative treatments for those suffering from neuropathy caused by diabetes or other conditions. You can help, as well — here’s how. 

Untreated diabetic neuropathy is hazardous to your health

It’s crucial to get help for diabetic neuropathy. Dr. Beeson will devise a program to help stop your pain in its tracks before it leads to more serious complications, such as: 

Plan for less pain

Dr. Beeson and our experienced team will create a customized treatment plan to help manage your condition and relieve pain. This may include:

  1. Chiropractic adjustments to correct alignment and enhance blood flow
  2. Acupuncture to stimulate the flow of vital chi, or energy, within the body
  3. Physical therapy
  4. Naturopathic medicine
  5. Exercise 
  6. Dietary changes
  7. Massage therapy to reduce discomfort, stimulate blood flow, and eliminate toxins
  8. Trigger point injections to diminish pain
  9. Regenerative medicine to promote the growth of healthy nerve tissue

You deserve good health. When in balance, the body possesses the natural ability to heal itself. Dr. Beeson, along with our integrative team of health professionals, look forward to helping you retune your body without harmful drugs or surgery. If you suffer from diabetic nerve pain or other chronic conditions, give us a call today at Beeson Regenerative Health in Portland, Oregon.

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