Neuropathy

Back to Wellness Medical Center

Helmut Eichner, DC

Chiropractor located in Bend, OR

Neuropathy can slow you down and keep you from enjoying your day-to-day activities. Led by Helmut Eichner, DC, the Back to Wellness Medical Center team in Bend, Oregon, provides rehabilitative care and support to alleviate your neuropathy pain. Call the office to schedule a consultation or use the online scheduling option.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a painful nerve condition that causes a range of troubling symptoms, such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Tremors
  • Fatigue
  • Joint inflammation
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Muscle cramps
  • Trouble walking
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Incontinence

Sharp pain is one of the most common symptoms of neuropathy.

What are the types of neuropathy?

Neuropathy is categorized according to the nerves affected and the type of disease that causes it. Some of the common types include:

Peripheral neuropathy

This type of neuropathy causes pain in the nerves that run outside your spine and brain. Peripheral neuropathy most often affects your fingers, toes, hands, feet, and arms.

Cranial neuropathy

This type of neuropathy causes damage to the nerves that travel directly from your brain.

Autonomic neuropathy

This type of neuropathy affects the nerves that are associated with your blood pressure, bowel function, and circulation.

Focal neuropathy

A type of neuropathy that singles out a specific group of nerves.

What causes neuropathy?

Pain in your nerves has many probable causes. Some of the most common culprits associated with nerve pain are:

  • Diabetes
  • Injuries
  • Infections
  • Chemotherapy
  • Alcoholism
  • Tumors
  • Certain medications
  • Shingles
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Thyroid disease
  • Trauma
  • Kidney disease
  • Genetics

If you have pervasive and widespread neuropathy with no known cause, it’s called idiopathic neuropathy.

How is neuropathy treated?

The Back to Wellness Medical Center team conducts a comprehensive exam to discover the underlying causes of your nerve pain. It’s important to get an accurate diagnosis and understand what’s causing your neuropathy, so your treatment addresses the root of the pain instead of just suppressing your symptoms.

With a diagnosis in hand, the team tailors a treatment plan to alleviate your pain and restore your function. In addition to regular chiropractic treatments, your custom plan may include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Physical therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Relaxation techniques

For long-lasting relief from your neuropathy pain, call Back to Wellness Medical Center, or use the online scheduling option to book at your convenience.