Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments
Relief From Pain, Numbness of Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the nervous system, leading to burning, tingling, numbness or pain in a person’s hands, feet, arms and legs. The spine, brain and nerve specialist at North Texas Brain & Spine Specialists has the expertise to effectively diagnose and relieve these worrisome symptoms using best possible medical techniques indicated for each individual case. Our Board-Certified Neurosurgeon, Dr. Benae has advanced training and experience with peripheral neuropathy conditions.
What Causes Numbness, Tingling & Pain?
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by physical trauma that impinges on a nerve, limiting its ability to send signals of sensation to the rest of the body. In severe cases, total numbness may occur. Aside from physical trauma, this neurological condition also may be caused by infection, exposure to certain toxins, such as heavy metals, and diseases like diabetes.
For some, peripheral neuropathy may resolve on its own over time. For example, if the condition is caused by diabetes, lifestyle changes may lead to healing or significant reduction of neuropathy. In other cases, however, medication, therapy or surgical intervention is necessary to treat peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Options
Peripheral neuropathy treatment options may include:
- Over-the-counter medications
- Topical creams
- Anti-seizure medications
- Physical therapy
Advanced Peripheral Neuropathy Therapies
In the event that peripheral neuropathy treatment is unsuccessful using medications and topical applications, additional therapies may be considered, including physical therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy. In physical therapy, the goal is to reduce pressure on the affected nerve, while in transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy, the goal is to re-stimulate the affected nerve. Other peripheral neuropathy treatment options may include a plasma exchange that replaces immune cells. This is often used for people suffering from peripheral neuropathy due to inflammation.
If you’re currently facing the effects of peripheral neuropathy, or other conditions, the North Texas Brain & Spine Specialists is available to help by providing a range of peripheral neuropathy treatment solutions. To schedule your appointment call our office in McKinney at (972) 704-1535 or contact us online to learn more or schedule an appointment.