What is Small Fiber Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the nerves that are in the peripheral nervous system. One type of peripheral neuropathy is small fiber neuropathy. If your feet are burning and your toes are numb, you could be experiencing small fiber neuropathy.

Chiropractor Broomfield CO: Burning in Your Hands and Feet

It begins with numbing or tingling in your toes or fingers. It then spreads to your hands or feet. This causes a burning or freezing sensation in your hands and feet. It also causes shooting pain and throbbing. This pain is felt on both sides of your body equally. It is either a constant pain or a periodic pain. While some experience sudden peripheral neuropathy, others may experience a slow progression. While those who are impacted by this are able to keep their strength, the pain is excruciating.

Chiropractor Broomfield CO: Causes of Small Fiber Neuropathy

A few causes of this condition stem from vitamin B12 deficiency, diabetes mellitus, celiac disease, connective tissue disease, shingles, drugs, kidney failure, diabetes, and dysthyroidism. To manage this condition, it’s important to get to the root of what’s causing it. Once the root of it is found, eliminating the pain becomes a property as well as adjusting lifestyle choices in order to alleviate the pain.

It has been estimated that about 15-20 million people in the U.S. who are over the age of 40 years old have a type of peripheral neuropathy. This staggering number makes it a priority to discuss ways of alleviating pain and increasing quality of life.

Chiropractor Broomfield CO: Somatic Nerves

When the somatic nerves have damage, it may cause pain, tingling, burning and/or numbness. While this may start off mildly, this could all intensify. Some explain this experience as having a sock falling down to the end of their shoes. Others explain that their feet feel like they are wooden, or like they’re walking on rocks. Sometimes the pain extends a bit beyond the feet and into the calves. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a type of peripheral neuropathy that occurs in your hands, causing your hands to become numb or to tingle.

Because symptoms are often the worst during the night, the pain affects sleep. Often, some people will say that their feet are so sensitive that even the sheets on their bed are unbearable when it touches their feet. Furthermore, others will state that it’s not pain that they feel but a swelling or even a tightness in their feet even when their feet look normal.

Some people may experience a sharp, shooting pain. Others may even lose their balance because of it. It can cause weakening muscles and/or a difficulty with walking or moving your arms depending on where the pain is. Your symptoms will be dependent on what type of peripheral nerves are damaged.

Chiropractor Broomfield CO: We Can Help. Call for Your Free Consultation Today.

Fox Integrated Healthcare offers solutions to your pain and discomfort caused by neuropathy. We first begin by finding the root of the issue in order to lay out a solid treatment plan. We help to heal your nerve pain and offer relief. Your quality of life is important to us. You deserve to live your life to the fullest.

We offer a variety of treatments to help ease the pain caused by peripheral neuropathy. Laser therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic adjustments are some of the treatment plans we may offer for you.

Chiropractor Broomfield CO: Schedule a Treatment Consultation

At Fox Integrated Healthcare we know that identifying the specific cause of your neuropathy is essential to eliminating your pain. We use our expert training and superior diagnostic technology to uncover every aspect of your condition. If you’re ready to take control of your health and choose to live free of neuropathy pain call us today!

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