At NTCO, we treat the forms and main symptoms of neuropathy. Neuropathy is damage, disease, or dysfunction of one or more nerves especially of the peripheral nervous system that is typically marked by paresthesia.
There are three main forms of neuropathy:
- Large Fiber Neuropathy
The large fibers are bigger because the axons are covered in fatty wrappings called “myelin”. The large fibers carry messages to the muscles to control our movements.
- Small Fiber Neuropathy
The small fibers of the peripheral nervous system are damaged. Pain is the most common symptom, but can also present with burning, tingling, prickling, shooting pains and a loss of sensation.
- Autonomic Neuropathy
The nerves that control involuntary bodily functions are damaged. It affects blood pressure, temperature control, digestion, bladder function and heart problems.
At NTCO, the most common symptoms that our patients come in with are:
- Numbness in the feet and hands
- Balance Issues
- Feeling like they have socks and shoes on when
During your first visit at NTCO, our medical staff takes a look at your previous medical history, your past & current symptoms, and walks you through what your personalized treatment plan will look like.
During your first visit one of our nurse practitioners also will walk through the 8 dimensions of wellness, because as studies have shown your nutrition and daily exercise are not the only contributing factors to your health, your social, mental, and spiritual aspects also affect your wellness.
Our team encourages you to create goals that you would like to see accomplished by the end of your treatment plan. The treatment plans at NTCO are usually 12 weeks long and consist of 2-45-minute sessions per week.
If you think you are experiencing any symptoms related to neuropathy, call our office to schedule a consultation at 918-921-8160.