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What is Neuropathy?

           woman with neuropathy

About 2.4% of the general population is believed to be affected by peripheral neuropathy, commonly referred to as simply neuropathy. It is an injury and damage to a person's peripheral nerves, which transmit sensory and motor information between your body and your brain and spinal cord. Our Pawleys Island chiropractor can provide treatment and care to relieve your symptoms.

There are several types of peripheral nerves, all of which can be affected by neuropathy. This includes sensory nerves, motor nerves, and autonomic nerves. People with neuropathy can be expected to experience a wide variety of symptoms, including pain, sensation loss, and muscle weakness.

Who Gets Neuropathy, and What Causes It?

Essentially anyone can get neuropathy, though it's common for older adults. About 8% of people aged 55 and up are believed to have some kind of neuropathy. One of the leading causes is diabetes, a chronic health condition that impairs the way a person's body regulates and controls the amount of sugar in the blood. Since sugar is known to be pro-inflammatory, it can easily cause damage to nerves in the person with diabetes.

Physical trauma, overuse, or some sort of direct nerve impingement (often due to joint or muscle derangement) can lead to peripheral nerve damage in a specific area of the body. This can cause conditions like ulnar neuropathy (in the elbow), peroneal neuropathy (in the knee), cervical neuropathy (in the neck), and lumbar neuropathy or radiculopathy (in the lower back). 

Other causes of neuropathy include autoimmune diseases, inherited neurological disorders, medication side effects, hormonal diseases, alcohol abuse, vitamin deficiencies, kidney disorders, and exposure to heavy metals and other toxins. 

Neuropathy Treatment With Our Chiropractor in Pawleys Island Chiropractor

Pawleys Island chiropractor Dr. Fico offers a number of natural and drug-free treatments that can help a person with neuropathy find relief from their pain and dysfunction. After a thorough examination to determine the cause or causes of your condition, Dr. Fico may utilize: 

  • Spinal decompression and chiropractic adjustments to the spine and other joints (to relieve pressure on peripheral nerves and "reset" pain signals being sent via the nervous system)
  • Nutritional counseling and wellness products, to promote tissue healing, improved blood glucose control, and anti-inflammation (which is especially important for diabetic neuropathy treatment)
  • Massage therapy, to promote pain relief, stress relief, and improved blood flow to affected areas

Contact Our Pawleys Island Chiropractor for Natural Neuropathy Treatment

Are your neuropathy symptoms holding you back from a healthy active lifestyle? Come see how our Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island chiropractor can help you manage your condition. To schedule your initial appointment, contact  (843) 979-2273, and be sure to ask about our special offers: $49 for an initial laser treatment or $99 for an initial exam and spinal decompression. 

$99 Initial Consultation Exam &
Spinal Decompression Trial Treatment*

$49 Initial Laser Consultation and 1st Treatment*

*Cannot be combined with insurance

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Dr. Fico has been nothing short of a godsend to me….

I walked in with neck pain at a 7-8 on the pain scale. Dr. Fico worked me up with scans, x-rays and an examination and developed a treatment plan. I walked out two months later with a pain level of 2-3. Very happy me. I continue to go see Dr. Fico for regular treatments to stay well. Kristy, their nutritionist took me under her belt and provided me with natural remedies for my pain, anxiety, depression and stomach issues. I did a 10 day cleanse with guidance - Worth it! The staff is so very kind, compassionate and caring. I felt like I was going to see friends that cared about my entire wellbeing and health, not just my neck. Forever grateful!.

- Sondra

Meet with the expert practitioners at Strand Spine! You’ll enjoy the care, wisdom, guidance and accountability they provide. Working with Dr. Parada and Kristy Whitehead has helped me significantly in my progress towards a healthier, more productive life. My regular adjustments, prescribed exercises and nutrition plan have increased my energy levels, changed my eating habits and prepared me well for my marathon this past January. I’ve lost weight, increased my flexibility and feel great.

- Brandon Schaefer

Dr. Fico was referred to me by Dr. Waters an Orthopedic Surgeon. I have also been evaluated by Neuro Surgeons with no hope short of surgery. I was in constant lower back pain, unable to stand or walk without the help of a cane. Dr. Fico and his very professional staff treated my wife and I like family.

Using the Spinal Decompression machine and spinal manipulation my compromised spine with two bulging discs, birth defects, began to heal. In only eighteen treatments I can now enjoy shopping for hours, travel in a car, vacation, and do normal house hold responsibilities without pain or limitations. I recommend the Strand Spine Institute to anyone that wishes to regain and maintain a healthy , happy life.

- Roger

I was worse off than I thought and we talked about a long term plan rather than the quick fix I was used to. After recommending the DRX9000 for treating my neck and back problems, I was on board. But I have to admit, I didn’t have the highest hopes. My skepticism disappeared when we saw the x-rays of my spine after I had finished my treatments. The space that was missing between my lower discs from the initial X-ray was now back significantly. Having a multitude of tools at his disposal like K-Laser treatment definitely helped in my recovery.

- Billy Zorn

Three years ago I came to Strand Spine Institute because I could not sit for any period of time without pain in my sciatic nerve. I had never been to a chiropractor but did not want to take drugs so I gave the chiropractor option a try. After taking a set of x-rays and discussing my lifestyle, Dr. Fico came up with a treatment plan which included Spinal Decompression, chiropractic adjustments every couple of days and ice daily. After a few weeks of this treatment, my sciatica had greatly improved and sitting for a period of time was no longer an issue. I did not want this to happen again so we discussed on-going treatment as well as wellness. I have continued monthly with Spinal Decompression, Chiropractic Adjustments and an occasional K-Laser treatment.

I have added probiotics to my supplements and changed to the Metagenics Wellness Essentials. All of these plus workouts with my personal trainer at the gym have greatly improved my back as well as my knees. The staff at Strand Spine Institute has been such a blessing in my well-being and even though I am 67 I feel like I am younger than that and able to do so much. Wish it would improve my golf game!!

-Mary Jane

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