Peripheral Neuropathy

JNT Natural Medicine

Alternative Medicine & Pain Medicine located in Memphis, TN

As many as 20 million Americans have some form of peripheral neuropathy, which may cause a range of symptoms that can be mild to debilitating. Alan James, DC, and the team at JNT Natural Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee, specialize in the management of peripheral neuropathy and offer many innovative treatments aimed at reducing your symptoms by stimulating your body’s healing processes. To learn more about the innovative treatments for your peripheral neuropathy, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Peripheral Neuropathy Q & A

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the peripheral nerves that are outside of your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), such as the nerves in your arms, legs, face, and organs. These nerves help relay messages back and forth from your body parts to your central nervous system to provide information about sensations and motor movement. The peripheral nerves also help carry out functions you don’t think about, such as digestion and breathing. 

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when any of these nerves are damaged due to an injury or disease that alters their function. 

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy vary depending on the type of nerve that’s affected. Common symptoms include:

  • Numbness or tingling
  • Poor balance
  • Difficulty feeling changes in temperature
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Constipation
  • Excessive sweating
  • Heat intolerance
  • Painful sensations

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, the team at JNT Natural Medicine can conduct a test to assess nerve function and determine if you would benefit from treatment.

What causes peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy can develop from a range of causes, including an injury or an underlying health condition, such as an autoimmune disorder or kidney disease. However, the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes. If your blood sugar levels are chronically elevated, the sugar in your blood damages the nerve endings, resulting in peripheral neuropathy.

What are the treatments for peripheral neuropathy?

The team at JNT Natural Medicine develops individualized treatment plans for the management of your peripheral neuropathy based on the nerves affected, the degree of damage, your symptoms, and your overall health. Some of the innovative treatment options the team offers include:

Back on Trac™

Back on Trac is a noninvasive spinal decompression tool that gently stretches the spine, back muscles, hips, and knees to improve blood flow and release any nerves that may be compressed by the spinal canal. 

Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) therapy

PEMF therapy is an innovative treatment that restores cell and tissue communication through electromagnetic energy. PEMF may heal your damaged nerves to restore function and alleviate your symptoms.


Trigenics is a neurological treatment system that resets communication between your brain and nerves to provide instant pain relief and improved function.

Traditional medicine manages peripheral neuropathy with medication that masks your symptoms. JNT Natural Medicine offers treatments that may heal your damaged nerves to resolve your symptoms and improve function. 

Contact the office by phone or online today to learn more about your treatment options.