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Neuropathy Information, Symptoms, & Treatment

If you’re tired of living with the painful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, let the providers at NC Wellness help you get relief that works and help to create a healthier you. Schedule your free consultation today!



How does NC Wellness address peripheral neuropathy? 

Peripheral Neuropathy can lead to numbness, tingling and pain in your feet or hands. Millions of Americans experience some type of nerve pain or nerve damage. The specialists at Neuropathy Solutions offer state of the art, non-drug, non-surgical solutions for nerve pain and peripheral neuropathy to relieve your discomfort and improve symptoms. 

What is it?

Peripheral neuropathy refers to the many conditions that involve damage to the peripheral nervous system, the vast communication network that sends signals between the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and all other parts of the body. Peripheral nerves send many types of sensory information to the central nervous system (CNS), such as a message that the feet are cold. They also carry signals from the CNS to the rest of the body. Best known are the signals to the muscles that tell them to contract, which is how we move, but there are different types of signals that help control everything from our heart and blood vessels, digestion, urination, sexual function, to our bones and immune system. The peripheral nerves are like the cables that connect the different parts of a computer or connect the Internet. When they malfunction, complex functions can grind to a halt.

More than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, each with its own symptoms and prognosis. Symptoms vary depending on the type of nerves—motor, sensory, or autonomic—that are damaged.

  • Motor nerves control the movement of all muscles under conscious control, such as those used for walking, grasping things, or talking.

  • Sensory nerves transmit information such as the feeling of a light touch, temperature, or the pain from a cut.

Nerve signaling in neuropathy is disrupted in three ways:

  • loss of signals normally sent (like a broken wire)

  • inappropriate signaling when there shouldn’t be any (like static on a telephone line)

  • errors that distort the messages being sent (like a wavy television picture)

Symptoms of Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy can affect large fiber nerves and small fiber nerves. Motor nerves control muscle movement. Sensory nerves receive sensations, like feeling the temperature or a vibration on your skin. Peripheral neuropathy can affect each of these systems, depending on the severity of your condition.
Symptoms may include:

  • Numbness in your hands or feet

  • Tingling or prickling sensations in your hands or feet

  • Sharp or electrical pains

  • Inability to differentiate hot from cold

  • Muscle weakness

  • Difficulty walking or lack of coordination leading to falls

  • Feet or hands becoming sensitive to the touch

  • Tightness in hands and feet

What are the Causes of neuropathy?

Most instances of neuropathy are either acquired, meaning the neuropathy or the inevitability of getting it isn’t present from the beginning of life, or genetic.  Acquired neuropathies are either symptomatic (the result of another disorder or condition; see below) or idiopathic (meaning it has no known cause).

Causes of symptomatic acquired peripheral neuropathy may include:

  • Physical injury (trauma)

  • Diabetes

  • Vascular or blood problems

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Nutritional or vitamin imbalances

How is it treated?

Unfortunately, managing symptoms through medication is the first or only treatment offered by most providers. Many times, these medications have high incidence of side effects and can slow down brain function and has a potential link to dementia. 

Our team at Neuropathy Solutions take different approaches to treating the cause and symptoms of neuropathy. A treatment plan is created which includes a combination of treatment modalities to reverse nerve damage and restore nerve function.

Treatment benefits

  • FDA approved

  • Safe, effective, and non-invasive

  • Covered by most insurances

  • Minimal potential for side effects

  • High patient outcomes and satisfaction


If you’re tired of living with the painful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, let the providers at Neuropathy Solutions help you get relief that works and help to create a healthier you.

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