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Peripheral Neuropathy: Types, Symptoms, Risk Factors & Treatment

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy occurs due to damage to the peripheral nervous system.  The nervous system is in charge of all communication between the central nervous system and the entire body.  There are about 20 million people in the Unites States that suffer from some form of peripheral neuropathy.  This issue can be in many different forms and patterns, but always distorts and even interrupts communication between the brain, spinal cords and the rest of the body.   

Peripheral Neuropathy Types 

There are over 100 different types of peripheral neuropathy causing for unique symptoms for each.  There are a variety of symptoms depending on how much damage there is to the motor, sensory or autonomic nerves.  

Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms 

  1. Tingling and numbness
  2. Prickling sensations
  3. Muscle weakness
  4. Heightened sensitivity
  5. Distorted sensations 
  6. Burning pain
  7. Wasting of muscle 
  8. Paralysis
  9. Organ or glad dysfunction

Risk Factors of Peripheral Neuropathy

  1. Physical injury or trauma 
  2. Disease
  3. Exposure to toxins
  4. Heavy alcohol use
  5. Individuals over the age of 55

Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy 

ASTR treats peripheral neuropathy in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points, fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for peripheral neuropathy.

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