4 of the Most Frequent Causes of Neuropathy
From genetics to lifestyle choices, there are several different factors that can play a role in the development of this neurological disorder. The experts at Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas are here to outline some factors that can lead to the development of this common neurological health issue.
Diabetes is the number one cause of polyneuropathy in the United States. In fact, more than half of people living with a diabetic condition also suffer from some form of nerve damage. To effectively prevent and combat the progression of nerve damage, be sure to pay close attention to keeping your blood sugar levels under control.
Autoimmune diseases are another common culprit when it comes to nerve damage. With an autoimmune disorder, your immune system attacks healthy cells in an effort to keep you healthy—in some instances, attacking nerve cells.
Some autoimmune diseases that can cause nerve damage include:
- Celiac disease
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome
- Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MNN)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
While chemotherapy is a common course of treatment for cancer patients, it can also cause neuropathy—affecting about 40% of patients. While chemo-induced neuropathy can subside in some instances, others continue experiencing the effects long after finishing treatment.
Injuries are the most common cause of sing-nerve damage. From broken bones to severe injuries following a car accident, injuries and trauma can compress, crush, and stretch nerves resulting in neuropathy.
Neuropathy Treatment in Addison & Tyler
Peripheral neuropathy can cause pain, tingling, and numbness that negatively affect your quality of life. Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on drug therapy to simply manage your pain; advanced technology can help to address the root of the problem. At Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas we provide our patients with drug-free, customized treatment plans that utilize electric cell signaling treatment (ECST to help regenerate damaged nerve tissue.
Don’t continue to put up with your neuropathy symptoms. Call (972) 441-5634 to schedule an appointment with our team of specialists today.