Neuropathy is severe pain that is the result of a damaged nerve. Although it is possible to obtain a damaged nerve anywhere in the body, peripheral neuropathy often affects the feet. The cause of this condition is often unknown, although at times it can be the result of an underlying medical condition; those living with diabetes are particularly susceptible.
The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists are experienced in identifying peripheral neuropathy and applying treatment that can prevent extensive damage. Using minimally-invasive, cutting-edge techniques, our providers can offer patients pain relief and improve functionality.
If you think you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy, please schedule an appointment with The Physicians online today. We would be happy to answer any questions and develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists, our team takes a comprehensive approach to diagnosing peripheral neuropathy. We will review your medical history, symptoms, and any risk factors. A physical exam will be conducted to check for areas of tenderness or weakness. In some cases, we may recommend imaging tests or nerve conduction studies.
Once a diagnosis has been made, our providers will work with you to develop a treatment plan. Treatment will vary depending on the underlying cause of your peripheral neuropathy. In some cases, treating the underlying condition can help improve symptoms. For example, if you have diabetes, we may recommend changes to your diet and exercise routine to help control blood sugar levels.
We may also recommend physical therapy to help improve strength and mobility. Our team can provide you with exercises and stretches to help relieve pain and improve function. In some cases, we may also utilize electrical stimulation or other modalities to help reduce symptoms.
If you are living with chronic pain, our providers can offer you relief with cutting-edge, minimally-invasive techniques. We specialize in pain management and can offer you a wide range of treatment options. We will work with you to find the best possible solution for your individual needs.
The most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area. These symptoms can vary in intensity and may come and go. In some cases, they can be constant and debilitating.
Other less common symptoms include muscle weakness, cramping, and changes in blood pressure or heart rate. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek out medical attention.
There are many potential risk factors for peripheral neuropathy. Some of the most common include:
In many cases, the cause of nerve damage is unknown. However, if you have any of these risk factors, it’s important to be aware of the potential for developing peripheral neuropathy.
Yes! The Physicians believe that cutting-edge care for chronic pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area.
If you’re ready to find relief from symptoms of neuropathy, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists are here to consult with you, answer your questions, and get you started on the road to relief. Schedule your appointment today using our easy online tool.