Peripheral neuropathy is a pain condition caused by damaged peripheral nerves. The peripheral nervous system is responsible for sending information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. The condition usually causes debilitating pain and other symptoms that primarily affect the hands and feet.
Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
- Diabetes mellitus (the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy)
- Traumatic injuries
- Complications from surgery
- Metabolic issues
- Exposure to toxins
Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy depend on the nerves that have been affected. The condition may impact one or more nerve types (i.e., sensory, motor, and automatic nerves).
Common Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Sharp or burning pain throughout the body
- Increased sensitivity to touch
- Lack of coordination and balance
- Muscle weakness
- Bladder or digestive problems
- Changes in blood pressure
How to Treat Peripheral Neuropathy
The medication management process allows our pain specialist to regulate prescription pain medication being used by patients. The medicine targets chronic pain conditions in order to improve the patient’s overall quality of life.
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) treats patients with neuropathic pain conditions. By implanting a non-invasive small, electrical wire along the damaged nerves, it delivers rapid electrical pulses to provide pain relief.
Cortisone is the main ingredient in joint injections. The injection is administered directly into the affected joints to target muscle pain and joint inflammation.
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