Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
Peripheral neuropathy is generally described as a problem with the peripheral nervous system, which includes all the nerves of the body outside the spinal cord. Because these nerves run throughout the entire body, a problem within the system can lead to variety of symptoms in almost any part of the body. Damaged nerves in the extremities are perhaps most often associated with diabetes, but they can also result from problems with the thyroid, liver, or kidneys, from vitamin deficiencies, excessive alcohol consumption, and other issues. Whatever the cause may be, the pain management experts at Pain Care are here to help people with peripheral neuropathy who live in the Metro Atlanta, GA, area.
Peripheral neuropathy can be characterized by the following symptoms, which can occur anywhere from the shoulders to the feet:
- Numbness or tingling sensations
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle spasms
- Oversensitivity to heat and/or touch
- Impaired function
People who are dealing with any of these peripheral neuropathy problems can turn to Pain Care for accurate diagnosis and effective, personalized management plans. Our goal is to treat every patient as an individual – an approach that has proven effective over physicians’ years working in the pain management field. Depending on a given patient’s personal needs, we may perform a nerve conduction study to help visualize damaged nerves. From there, we may advise a regimen of physical therapy, medication, and other conservative approaches, as well as nerve stimulation therapy as needed.
If you suspect you have or have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, and you live in the Metro Atlanta area, contact Pain Care today to learn how we can help you. You can call us or use our Request Appointment form to make an appointment; in most cases, we can schedule you for an appointment within 48 hours.