Neuropathy Pain Relief Treatment
Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve condition that affects the arms, hands, legs and feet by causing pain and/or numbness. The most common cause of neuropathic pain is any type of diabetes, whether the person is insulin dependent or not. Neuropathy occurs when the damaged nerve fibers no longer function properly. Since these damaged fibers transmit faulty signals to the pain center in your brain, nerve function can become stuck in a chronic pain pattern. Neuropathy can become so serious that you cannot feel your feet, which greatly increases the risk of amputation. The doctors at MedWell may suggest lifestyle changes, platelet rich plasma injections, electric stimulation and other therapeutic interventions as possible treatment options.
What Neuropathy Feels Like
- Tingling or Prickling Pain
- Burning Sensations
- Shooting Pains and Cramps
- Numbness or Loss of Sensitivity
- Sensitivity to All Forms of Touch
- Intense Pain in Eyes
- Difficulty with Balance
- Shaking or Lightheadedness
- Rising Heart Rate
- Intense Pain in Chest or Abdomen
- Intense Pain in Pelvis or Shins
- Bell's Palsy (one side of face)
The professional staff at MedWell will treat you courteously while making your first visit and the entire pain relief experience as easy and comfortable as possible. Your treatment plan for neuropathy pain relief may include a variety of noninvasive ways to enhance your health and well-being with recommendations regarding your diet, supplementation, exercise routine, sleep behaviors and techniques for managing stress. People with diabetes have abnormally high blood sugar but lack the insulin needed to metabolize the blood glucose. Although the damage caused by neuropathy is considered permanent and not reversible, our doctors have several non-surgical options for providing dependable neuropathic pain relief.
Autonomic neuropathy affects the nerves that control internal organs and can result in decreased functionality for digestion, respiration, urination, sexual response and vision. Using the latest diagnostic techniques, treatment plans to deliver neuropathy pain relief are individualized based on our doctor's outpatient evaluation. Our pain management specialists also may prescribe multiple therapies to achieve optimal pain relief.