Neuropathy Specialist

Primero Spine + Joint

Chiropractor located in Jacksonville, FL

If you have numbness or weakness in your hands or feet, it could be an early sign of neuropathy. At Primero Spine + Joint, in Jacksonville, Florida, Gabriel Busquets, DC, offers expert and innovative treatments to reduce your symptoms and restore your quality of life. Call Primero Spine + Joint or schedule an appointment online today.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is an umbrella term for any condition that interferes with the regular activity of your peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system is the network of sensory, motor, and autonomic nerves that connect your brain and spinal cord (your central nervous system) to the rest of your body.

Neuropathy causes a wide variety of symptoms depending on which type of nerve is affected. For example, if your sensory or motor nerves are damaged or compressed, you may experience:

  • Numbness, tingling, or prickling sensations in your hands or feet, which may spread up through your arms and legs
  • Throbbing, burning, jabbing, or sharp pain
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Pain from things that shouldn’t be painful like standing
  • Loss of coordination and falling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Feeling like you’re wearing gloves when you’re not
  • Paralysis

However, if your autonomic nerves are affected, you may develop heat intolerance, sweating, and problems with your digestive tract, bowel, or bladder.

What causes neuropathy?

A wide range of factors can contribute to nerve damage and neuropathy. For example, diabetes is a common cause of neuropathy. Other reasons that can lead to neuropathy include:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Chemotherapy
  • Infections like Lyme disease, shingles, and hepatitis B and C
  • Tumors
  • Bone marrow disorders

Your lifestyle can also contribute to your risk of neuropathy, such as taking certain medications, alcoholism, and vitamin deficiencies. You may also develop nerve damage after a traumatic accident.

If you think you have neuropathy, make an appointment at Primero Spine + Joint for diagnosis and treatment. The longer the condition goes untreated, the more likely you are to experience complications and long-term nerve damage.

How is neuropathy treated?

At Primero Spine + Joint, Dr. Busquets provides highly customized care to manage your neuropathy, improve your health, and restore your quality of life. He begins with a pre-education process where you learn what causes Neuropathy, common failing treatments and our Neuropathy protocol options. Then a comprehensive exam to build an understanding of your pain and other symptoms is completed and the severity of your Neuropathy will be determined.

If your case is accepted, Dr. Busquets creates a customized treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms and help you rebuild strength and flexibility to improve your balance and coordination. Your program may include:

  • Home therapy that is used by some of the largest specialty hospitals in the country
  • A technology originally developed by NASA that helps decrease your painful symptoms
  • Physical therapy including at-home exercises and stretches
  • Nutrition protocols
  • Hot/cold compression
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  • Vibration therapy

Dr. Busquets may also offer lifestyle advice to improve your overall health and mobility.

If you’re concerned about neuropathy, call Primero Spine + Joint today or schedule a consultation online for expert, personalized care.