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All About Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

For an estimated 40 percent of chemotherapy patients, being in remission isn't the end of their struggle. That's because for those unlucky 40 percent, the very chemotherapy that likely saved their life also caused a condition known as chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, aka nerve damage.

Chemotherapy medications can damage the nervous system as they travel through the body. The nervous system has more sensitive cells than other areas of the body. The most sensitive, naturally, are the sensory nerves. This puts chemotherapy patients at a higher risk for peripheral neuropathy, which causes pain, numbness, tingling and loss of sensation.

The good news is that it's not unheard of for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy to go away on its own with the cessation of chemotherapy, or several months after treatment has ended. But in some people, the damage is permanent.

Chemotherapy isn't the only drug that causes peripheral neuropathy, either. Certain drugs for acne, blood pressure, HIV/AIDS and certain antibiotics have been known to cause peripheral neuropathy.

Treatment for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is the same as for other types of nerve damage, and includes antidepressants, over-the-counter and prescription painkillers, and wearing special shoes designed specifically for patients with peripheral neuropathy and other pain disorders.

But while these all help in their own way, many chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy patients find greater benefit from lesser-known, less invasive therapies such as stem cell therapy, trigger point injections, electronic therapy and therapeutic exercise. These treatments are all available at Restore Wellness Center.

To learn more about how Dr. Nathan Weller and the team at Restore Wellness Center can help treat your peripheral neuropathy naturally, please give us a call at 623-239-0989.

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

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