Neuropathy

What is a Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a disorder of the nerves. It occurs when the nerves in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. It usual affects hands and feet causing a numbness or tingling or even pain.

Warning Signs of Neuropathy

Neuropathy usually causes pain and numbness in your hands and feet. It is often described as a tingling or a burning sensation. Some people have a weakness in their arms and legs.

What Causes Neuropathy?

  • Diabetes (approximately 50% of all Diabetes patients experience Neuropathy)
  • Nerve pressure (carpal tunnel)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Traumatic Injury
  • Infections
  • Medications
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Alcoholism
  • Tumors that press against a nerve
  • Inherited

Treatments:

There are both medication and therapy based treatments. Some of the medications may include:

  • Pain relievers
  • Anti-seizure medications
  • Immunosuppressive medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Nerve stimulation therapies
  • Hand or foot braces
  • Exercise

Contact our office to schedule time with one of our doctors to discuss your treatment plan.




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