Diabetes is a common chronic health condition that affects the body's ability to control blood sugar levels. At Metro Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Center in Rockville, our team works with hundreds of people every year living with diabetes. One of the most common complaints we hear about from our patients with diabetes is diabetic neuropathy. Keep reading to learn what this is and to discover how our chiropractor can help.
What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
People with diabetes often have blood sugar that is too high. Having lots of sugar in the blood can cause inflammation, which can damage tissues and organs throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by high blood sugar. It often affects nerves in the hands and feet. Not everyone with diabetes will develop this condition. Those who do tend to be overweight, have high blood pressure, have high cholesterol, have kidney disease, drink too much alcohol, and/or smoke. The risk of diabetic neuropathy also goes up the older you are and the longer you have diabetes.
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy can look very different from person to person because signs and symptoms depend on which nerves are affected. Symptoms you should be aware of include:
- Decreased sensation in the hands and feet
- Tingling or numbness
- Burning or shooting pain
How Our Chiropractor Can Help Manage Diabetic Neuropathy
Caring for yourself when you have diabetes involves ongoing support from medical professionals. Chiropractic care can be an excellent complement to your ongoing diabetes management plan, and may even help reduce symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. Rockville chiropractor Dr. Arash Sarabi offers helpful techniques like:
- Chiropractic adjustments, which restore health to the nervous system and reduce inflammation throughout the body
- Corrective exercises to optimize your balance and strength
- Diagnostic neurological testing, which can help you gain clarity about your nerve health, monitor your progress, and rule out other underlying conditions
- Personalized counseling regarding sleep, diet, and other lifestyle habits will support your overall health and may even reduce your need for medications
Contact Our Chiropractor in Rockville, MD for Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment
At Metro Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Center, we have been sharing the benefits of chiropractic care with residents of Rockville, MD for many years. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system before creating a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. Call us today at (240) 418-9239 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.