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Neuropathy Specialist

Worley Chiropractic Clinic

Chiropractor located in Clinton, SC

Peripheral neuropathy is a frustrating and life-altering condition that often causes you to experience a tingling feeling in your hands or feet. Located in Clinton, South Carolina, Dr. Donald Worley at Worley Chiropractic Clinic offer innovative electrical and vibrational solutions to help manage and treat your neuropathic condition. Call today or schedule an appointment online.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Your body receives crucial information from your brain and spinal cord thanks to your peripheral nervous system. When that system suffers damage, it causes peripheral neuropathy.

When you have peripheral neuropathy, you experience weakness, numbness, and pain in your hands and feet. If your nerve fibers that are responsible for conducting pain become damaged, you experience a stabbing, burning, or tingling sensation in your extremities.

What causes peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy can affect one or more nerves in different areas of your body. It can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, genetics, and exposure to toxins.  However, diabetes is its most common cause.

How is peripheral neuropathy treated?

Electrical nerve stimulation provides pain relief if you suffer from diabetic peripheral neuropathy. By stimulating healthy nerve function, it helps you manage your pain symptoms.

Electrical nerve stimulation utilizes a simple, non-invasive device to ‘stimulate’ or excite the nerves that carry normal, non-painful sensations to your brain. These nerves alter the levels of natural chemicals in your nervous system that help decrease the pain in your feet and legs.

The providers at Worley Chiropractic Clinic wrap the device around your calf with a Velcro band. Dr. Worley push a single button, which then sends a current into your leg through an array of electrodes.

Another treatment option for peripheral neuropathy includes vibration therapy, which creates a “micro-massaging” effect on all the tissues in your body, working to improve your blood flow and loosen up tight problem areas. This kind of therapy has proven to be effective in reducing pain sensation and pain-related disability in people affected by chronic pain.

What are the benefits of electrical nerve stimulation?

Wearing a device on one leg can alleviate pain in both of your legs. The device's stimulation causes a reaction in the base of your spine that animates nerves throughout your lower limbs.

You can control your symptoms and prevent further damage to your peripheral nerves by seeking early diagnosis and treatment. Call Worley Chiropractic Clinic or schedule an appointment online if you notice unusual tingling, weakness, or pain in your hands or feet.