27 Feb Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) Causes, Symptoms, Treatments
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common side effect of many cancer treatments. It is a type of nerve damage that can cause pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hands and feet. CIPN can be temporary or permanent, and it can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. In this blog, we will discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatments for CIPN.
Causes of (CIPN) Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Chemotherapy drugs are designed to target and kill rapidly dividing cancer cells. However, these drugs can also damage healthy cells, including nerve cells. The extent of nerve damage varies depending on the type and dosage of chemotherapy drugs used, as well as individual patient factors. Some of the most common chemotherapy drugs that can cause CIPN include vincristine, paclitaxel, and cisplatin.
Symptoms of (CIPN) Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
The symptoms of CIPN can range from mild to severe and can include the following:
Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
Burning or shooting pain
Sensitivity to temperature changes
Loss of balance and coordination
Difficulty with fine motor skills, such as buttoning clothes or writing
These symptoms can make it difficult to perform daily activities, and they can significantly impact a person’s quality of life.
Treatment for (CIPN) Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol
- Improves and increases oxygen and nutrition through the increase of circulation to the damaged nerves.
- Repairs peripheral fibers by stimulating regenerative of new nerve cells.
- Removes and eliminates mechanical peripheral nerve entrapments and compressions in the spine and extremities
Dr. Alfonso‘s Neuropathy Treatment Protocol utilizes 8 specialized treatments designed to improve the supply of oxygen, eliminate waste, and improve nutrition to damaged nerves. Increased circulation to the damaged peripheral nerves combined with treatments to stimulate peripheral nerve cell regeneration, and repair.
Each patient’s treatment recommendations are individualized and developed from the individual’s neuropathy examination/diagnostics, severity, chronicity, functional loss and peripheral nerve damage.
In conclusion, CIPN is a common side effect of cancer treatments that can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. It is essential to be aware of the symptoms of CIPN and to discuss them with your healthcare provider. With the proper treatment, it is possible to manage the symptoms of CIPN and maintain a good quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
If you have been diagnosed with neuropathy or have neuropathy symptoms such as pain, burning, numbness in your arms, hands, legs or feet. Please contact us at (305) 275-7475 to schedule and discuss your questions with our new patient specialist or message us your number/email and our team member will reach out to you for scheduling.
Out of town patients can schedule a complimentary WhatsApp Consultation, Zoom Meeting Consultation, or Phone Consultation with Dr. Alfonso. Please contact us via website, email, or by phone if you have any questions and to learn more about our Intensive Neuropathy Care for out of town patients. We are here to help you overcome neuropathy and get you back to enjoying life!
For more info on the Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol please visit our treatment page of our website.
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Sincerely Yours for Health,
Dr. Rodolfo Alfonso, D.C.
8585 Sunset Drive,
Miami, FL 33143