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Nerve Problems

Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness -  - Sports Medicine Clinic

Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness

Sports Medicine Clinics & Primary Care Physicians located in Pompton Plains, Jersey City, and Boonton, NJ

Feeling numbness or tingling throughout your body is a sign of nerve problems. If it’s your first time experiencing such sensations, you might fear that you’ll lose control of your muscles. At Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness in Pompton Plains, Boonton, and Jersey City, New Jersey, the team treats nerve problems no matter the cause to help you live comfortably despite your condition. To find out what’s causing your nerve problems and start on treatment, call Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness or book an appointment online today.

Nerve Problems Q & A

What are some symptoms of nerve problems?

The list of possible nerve problems is quite long, but there are just a handful of common symptoms associated. If the complication you’re experiencing is related to your nerves, you might feel symptoms like:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Widespread pain
  • Weakness in your muscles
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Incontinence

Many of these symptoms, like tingling and numbness, are often concentrated in your extremities. Such issues are known as peripheral neuropathy as they affect your peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system consists of all of your nerves outside of your brain and spinal cord. Peripheral neuropathy isn’t a condition by itself, it’s usually an indication of another underlying problem.

What are some common nerve problem diagnoses?

Nerve problems can stem from numerous different sources including health conditions and certain treatments for them. If you’re feeling numbness, tingling, and other signs of nerve problems, it might be a symptom or side effect of:

  • Diabetes
  • Too much alcohol consumption
  • Kidney problems
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Shingles
  • Celiac disease
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Lead poisoning
  • Chemotherapy

Nerve problems that come with these conditions typically get worse with time the longer you avoid treatment. Treating the underlying condition can often stop nerve symptoms, but you can also treat the symptoms directly. Doing this is important if you’re undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, for example.

How are nerve problems treated?

When you come to Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness with nerve problems, the first step is to pinpoint the cause. The team performs nerve testing in-house. This can help them identify the nerves that are affected and how they conduct signaling. 

Nerve pain appears differently in everyone, so it’s important that your plan is customized just for you. It might include:

Nerve blocks

Nerve blocks are injectable medications that stop your nerves from emitting pain signals. The team often guides the injections carefully into your spine to the source of the affected nerves.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese treatment that involves many fine needles inserted into your skin near pressure points. Many people find that acupuncture provides relief from symptoms of nerve problems. 

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT)

You can think of OMT like a massage. Your provider stretches, manipulates, and applies pressure to your muscles to treat painful and uncomfortable symptoms.

Physical therapy

During physical therapy, the team at Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness teaches you exercises that help control your pain and may supervise you as you perform them.

Don’t let nerve problems stop you from enjoying life. Call the office or click to book an assessment for your nerve pain at Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness today.