Nerves are complex little things with a massive impact. From controlling involuntary movements like breathing to allowing us to walk, talk, see, hear, feel, and more, they really are incredible. But having a big impact means that when things go wrong with your nerves, almost everything is affected. Sometimes, it’s possible for a certain group of nerves to become impacted either by bacteria or toxins, autoimmune reactions, deficiencies or other conditions like diabetes. These factors affect nerves outside of the central nervous system, resulting in a condition called polyneuropathy.

What is Polyneuropathy?

According to the MSD Manual, ‘polyneuropathy is the simultaneous malfunction of many peripheral nerves throughout the body.’

Sounds complicated, but don’t panic! Put simply, polyneuropathy means some of your nerves stop working properly because of external factors like the ones mentioned above. This can result in some weird sensations like burning or tingling in your hands and feet that also may extend into your limbs.

The trouble starts when those sensations become uncomfortable or painful, meaning you reduce your usage of the body part they’re affecting. This can mean the muscles become weak, eventually impacting your movement.

As you’ll know if you’re dealing with a polyneuropathy condition yourself, this can have a hugely debilitating impact on your life quality overall.

Who is at Risk of Polyneuropathy?

While anyone can suffer from polyneuropathy given the right circumstances, those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are prone to a form of polyneuropathy called diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

With this type of polyneuropathy, increased blood sugar is thought to cause damage to certain nerves, resulting in that uncomfortable tingling or burning sensation in the hands and feet we mentioned earlier. Unfortunately, the longer you have diabetes, the more at risk you are of developing polyneuropathy.

Of course, if blood sugars are well controlled, diabetic peripheral neuropathy becomes less of an issue. However, there are occasions when you may need to look to alternative therapies.

BEMER® Therapy for Polyneuropathy

Whether the cause of your polyneuropathy is diabetes or other health factors, BEMER Therapy can provide some relief.

BEMER® Therapy is a snazzy little thing that utilises pulsed electromagnetic field technology to stimulate blood vessels, temporarily increasing circulation. This increased circulation improves oxygen flow, reduces inflammation and speeds up the process of removing toxins from cells. This, therefore, improves nerve function, helping to reduce the symptoms of polyneuropathy.

Told you it was snazzy!

A recent study found that in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, 85% found that the tingling and burning sensations improved, as did any pain they were feeling. They also reported strengthened muscles.

Polyneuropathy Management with Rolling with the Glen

Having an issue with your nerves can feel incredibly frightening, but there are ways you can manage the symptoms.

Here at Rolling with the Glen, we provide BEMER® Therapy sessions to help reduce symptoms of polyneuropathy (whatever the cause), enabling you to take back control of your condition, and your life.

If you’d like more information on how BEMER® Therapy could work for you or to chat about your pain management options, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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