Experiencing chronic pain in the hands can bear a significant impact on everyday life. Those suffering from this kind of pain are likely experiencing a type of peripheral neuropathy, which refers to neuropathy outside of the brain and spinal cord. Gain a deeper understanding of hand neuropathy, its common symptoms and options for treatment.
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Hand neuropathy is one form of peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy involves nerve damage and chronic pain in the arms, legs, hands and feet, and impacts an estimated 20 million people in the U.S. Because there are various nerve types and many possible causes for nerve damage, hand neuropathy can vary greatly from one person to the next.
Common causes of hand neuropathy include:
In addition to the case of the neuropathy, another element factoring into the symptoms and possible hand neuropathy treatment options is the type of nerve impacted. There are three kinds of nerves: motor nerves, sensory nerves, and autonomic nerves. These nerves control movement, sensation, and bodily systems like digestion, respectively. When damage to nerves occurs, pain and loss of function can result.
Those living with hand neuropathy can experience a wide range of symptoms. The most common symptoms include:
Hand neuropathy is sometimes mistaken as carpal tunnel or arthritis. While some symptoms overlap, these are different conditions and may require different treatments.
Peripheral neuropathy can be treated with non-drug methods such as cold or warm packs — unless the cold or heat makes the symptoms worse. Meditation, relaxation techniques and massage are all complementary therapies for stress relief. These therapies can help with the pain.
Some people find it helpful to use transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS). The device delivers a small amount of electric current to interrupt nerve messages. This treatment has not been proven effective by research.
Unfortunately, even those who do not experience intense pain from hand neuropathy may still lose the ability to easily complete everyday tasks and participate in the activities they love most. From drawing and typing to playing sports or games, many actions become next to impossible because of the pain and muscle weakness that hand neuropathy can cause. As a result, most people experiencing this condition seek out hand neuropathy treatment in Richmond.
In many cases, treatment for neuropathy fails to address the root of the problem. Often, medications are prescribed with the aim of reducing or eliminating the pain associated with the condition. However, many individuals wish to avoid a lifetime of staying on medication and risking possible side effects.
Fortunately, Chronic Care of Richmond offers hand neuropathy treatment that truly addresses the root of the issue and strives to leverage the body’s natural healing processes. Through non-invasive, non-surgical processes, Chronic Care of Richmond seeks to alleviate pain and restore function to get you feeling like yourself again. Book a nerve screening today.
Myerisha is free from Neuropathy pain, tingling, burning, coldness, & and numbness in her feet!
Carol found relief from neuropathy and her balance is back, no more tingling, sharp pains, pins and needles in her feet. She's even working out 5 days a week!
Rodney, is a dancer who could no longer feel his feet. He came to us skeptical and without hope. After treatment from our Neuropathy program he is dancing again and is AMAZED with his progress and recovery.
Mr. Mundy was suffering with pain, numbness, tingling, and severe neuropathy in his feet. After going through our treatment he can wear his work shoes again and can work all day.
Mr Spicer had neuropathy in both feet with burning, tingling, pins and needles. He went from a 78% and 61% nerve loss on each foot to to 35% and 28% nerve loss improvement. His A1C is now stabilized, and he's lost 30 pounds.
Mr. Walls suffered with pins, needles, balance issues, and severe neuropathy. His A1C dropped from 12.2 to 6.6. He feels better — no more tingling or bee stinging feeling / stepping on needles, burning, or pain.
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Dr. Bryant Snyder is a leader in the field of non-drug, non-surgical chronic pain procedures. He has successfully managed thousands of patients suffering from chronic joint pain, peripheral neuropathy, and other chronic neurological and metabolic conditions.
Dr. Bryant Snyder graduated from Life University in Marietta, Georgia and has been in full-time practice since 2002. He regularly attends post-graduate educational seminars on topics such as regenerative medicine, functional neurology, functional medicine, spinal structure, and nutrition and also consults other doctors in his profession.
Dr. Snyder is a graduate of the American Functional Neurology Institute (AFNI). He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and is a diplomate in Whole Medical Systems from the American Association of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Snyder and his wife of 20 years, Jenneane, have three beautiful children, Delaney, Chloe, and Crosby. They enjoy sports of all kinds as well as hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.
Growing up Jenneane always got an “x” in that box on the report card for “Excessive talking”. Although her teachers may not have agreed at the time, that “x” that just reflected her love of people – being around them, talking to them, helping them. Her passion for people transitioned into a passion for little people as an elementary school teacher. She later moved on to work in a successful children’s franchise company in which she eventually became Vice President, where she helped people who wanted to bring enrichment education to children in their community. But everything changed when Bryant first learned about regenerative medicine and how it was helping people with chronic pain. He was in his 16th year of practice when they realized that by incorporating stem cells into the practice, they could not only help current patients, but they could also help the people in our community who are living with chronic pain and have lost hope. Those who have tried everything else and just want their life back! This was the only natural path for them to take. So, Jenneane quit her career, they both received an immense amount of training, they worked hard, and here they are – offering a safe, affordable, effective, non-invasive procedure for chronic pain to their community. When she is not working in or on their practice, she is with the people she is most passionate about – their three kiddos, Delaney, Chloe, and Crosby who keep them busy and happy. And, at the root of it all, everyone has the right to be happy. If you are living with chronic pain, you, too, can once again be truly happy! Jenneane is seeing the life-changing results in their patients and that, too, makes her happy.
Dr. Erin Koscinski, DO, FAAP is a board certified physician who brings over 13 years of experience in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Holistic Care to the Chronic Care of Richmond team. A graduate of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed her residency at East Tennessee State University.
Dr. Koscinski and her husband, Ben, have three children. They enjoy staying active as a family, traveling, kayaking, boating, and swimming.
Amber Manche brings extensive experience in pain management, surgical trauma ICU, cardiac, and bariatric surgery to the Chronic Care of Richmond practice. She received her Master’s degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University. She has a holistic approach to patient care, and her personal goal is to serve our patients as a functional medicine nurse practitioner.
Amber enjoys spending time with her dog and two boys who love soccer, football, wrestling, hockey and video games. She loves gardening, reading, running, pilates and yoga. On her days off you may find Amber walking/running with the dog, at church, at the park with the kids, with family or on the water in the summer.
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Trish is a marketing strategist with over 25 years of experience in building brands and creating results-driven marketing strategies for companies including Capital One, Snagajob, Shoe Carnival, and Romp n’ Roll.
A graduate of James Madison University with a business degree in Marketing, Trish started her career in sports marketing, and she thrives on collaboration and teamwork. She's energized by the fast-paced, patient-centered, and dynamic environment at Chronic Care of Richmond & Weight Loss RVA. Away from the office, Trish loves fitness, spending time with her family at the beach and playing and watching sports.
Tiffany was born and raised in Virginia and she loves it here. She is energetic and thinks of herself as quite the comedian. She’s constantly on the move and you’ll never see her sitting still for very long. She loves helping people and takes great pride in her work in the office. She is married and has 3 children, all of whom are very unique. She is also the mother of four amazing ferrets that wear hoodies as a way of self-expression.
Certified Health & Life Coach, Emily, completed her bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University Idaho. Passionate about helping people change negative beliefs into positive beliefs, Emily received her training and certification from Aspen Family and Wellness Center. She has experience working with patients from various backgrounds by helping them create spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional goals that they successfully maintain over time.
In her spare time, Emily loves to get some extra steps in by looking for home and decor at TJ Maxx, Home Goods, or Target. She loves to spend time with her husband and her cute (and hyper) dog, Maggie. Emily is excited to meet her patients and is excited to help them on their health journey.
Weight Loss Program Manager
Sherryl, our Weight Loss Program Manager, brings over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry to our team. She is a Certified Nutrition Coach, Weight Loss Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and certified in Functional Movement Systems. Sherryl is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor who holds over 20 Format Certifications.
Sherryl’s background includes corporate wellness initiatives, as well as conducting health risk appraisals and goals based assessments, to help patients reach their wellness and lifestyle goals. In her spare time, Sherryl loves to bike ride on or off road, walk with her dog, and garden.
Weight Loss Program Manager
Jessie brings a wealth of experience spanning over 15 years in the health and wellness industry to her role as a Weight Loss Program Manager. With a genuine desire to forge meaningful connections, she has positively impacted numerous individuals by guiding them toward a wholesome relationship with diet and exercise, resulting in transformative life changes.
A native of Maine, Jessie lives in Virginia with her son and her English Cream Golden Retriever pup, Willow. She enjoys spending quality time supporting her son in his football and track endeavors, attending group fitness classes, listening to music and taking on new adventures.
Patient Care Coordinator
As Patient Care Coordinator, Kristy brings extensive customer service and patient care experience to the Chronic Care of Richmond & Weight Loss RVA team. With a background as an Emergency Medical Technician and Medic, she brings a dynamic and caring patient-outcome focus to the team.
Kristy is a native of New York City, and she and her husband moved to Richmond after raising six children. They enjoy spending time with family, including their two dogs, Kairo and Karma. A positive, optimistic caregiver you’ll always see Kristy with a smile on her face!