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Balance and Neuropathy

What is Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damages to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is what is sends messages to and from the spinal cord and brain, to the rest of the body. When the PNS suffers damage, it sends mixed signals to the central nervous system, causing the painful symptoms of neuropathy and disorientating your body - making balancing and walking difficult.

There are over 100 different causes of neuropathy including:

  • Diabetes
  • Chemotherapy & Radiation
  • Trauma Induced
  • Post - surgical
  • Medications
  • Poor Nutrition
  • and so much more....

How does Neuropathy impact balance?

Damage to peripheral nerves can make it challenging for your brain to determine where your feet are, causing difficulty balancing and walking. 

Having difficulty with walking, and balancing is one of the most dangerous symptoms of neuropathy.

Statistics show that 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 experience a fall every year. 

20-30% of these falls result in moderate to severe injuries, including bruises, hip fractures, or head traumas…while 10% of these are fatal.

In fact, falling is the leading cause of injury and death among those over the age of 65. 

How you can improve balance?

One easy step you can take today is watching Dr. Karen May on Balance and Posture. Dr. May will show you simple posture exercises that can help improve your balance. 

 

 

Another easy step to improve balance is to work on reversing your neuropathy. While there is no cure for neuropathy, our proven Neuropathy Relief Bootcamp has seen success time and time again at:

  • Reducing pain and numbness
  • Improving balance and mobility
  • Improving quality of life and overall health
  • Helping clients to regain their freedom and independence

To connect with a relief expert today and see what relief options are available to you, give us a call today at 517-883-2291 - or click the button below. We would love the chance to help you get the lasting relief that you deserve.

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