What are the root causes of allodynia?

Hypersensitivity to touch primarily stems from damage to the nervous system. Damaged nerves can send false signals that the brain interprets as pain, leading to an overreaction to normal touch. This nerve damage can result from various factors, including physical injuries, infections, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, migraines, fibromyalgia, or neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis.

Common signs of neuropathy

Signs that might indicate the presence of neuropathy include:

Intense, piercing pain

This isn't just a common dull ache. It may feel like abrupt stabs of pain, like being stuck with pins. 

Searing pain

Some individuals liken this to a sensation of being aflame or experiencing extreme hot or cold feelings. 

Numbness or prickling

This is similar to the sensation you experience when your leg falls asleep, except it persists. 


You might discover that even the slightest touch of your clothing brushing against your skin can provoke unease or pain (a condition known as allodynia).

Radiating pain

This type of pain could follow the route of the impacted nerve, similar to an electric jolt. 

Impaired balance or coordination

If the nerves in your lower extremities are impacted, you might struggle with maintaining your balance.

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Recognizing the symptoms

The main symptom of hypersensitivity to touch is experiencing pain from activities that generally don't cause discomfort. The pain can range from mild to severe and is often described as burning, throbbing, or sharp. It can be localized to one area or widespread across the body.


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Treating sensitivity to touch

We understand that treating hypersensitivity to touch isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. It's vital to consider each patient's unique circumstances. We specialize in the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, using techniques like spinal adjustments to enhance your nervous system's function and align your spine. These methods can be particularly beneficial if your hypersensitivity is due to a physical issue, such as a slipped disc compressing a nerve. Our treatment can alleviate the nerve pressure by realigning the spine in these cases. However, if your sensitivity stems from conditions like diabetes or nutritional deficiencies, addressing these underlying issues may require additional interventions, such as medication or lifestyle changes.

Why choose FreeForm Chiropractic?

At Freeform, we believe in a world where people live freely, unburdened by medications, injections, surgeries, or healthcare dependence. We champion health independence, envisioning health as an ongoing pursuit like the quest for happiness. Our boutique-style practice focuses on personalized treatments to restore overall health and wellness.

We stand apart from typical chiropractic offices by emphasizing education about true health and wellness. Our goal is not just to relieve pain but to instigate lasting changes that empower you to take control of your health.

We use state-of-the-art digital X-rays and thorough examinations to identify pain sources before crafting personalized game plans to achieve a pain-free life.

Our philosophy is simple: the body heals itself. With the right alignment, we facilitate your body's natural healing process. The joy we experience when our patients tell us they feel lighter and pain-free, their smiles of relief, is indescribable. At FreeForm, we don't just treat patients; we care for people and strive to help them live happy, active, and productive lives. Choose us for a journey towards living free, feeling alive, empowered, healthy, strong, and independent.

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