Understanding, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the peripheral nervous system, leading to a range of symptoms that can significantly impact daily life.
At Accelerate Medical, we're dedicated to helping individuals understand and manage peripheral neuropathy effectively. Let's delve into the causes, symptoms, and available treatment options for this condition.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy refers to a group of disorders that affect the peripheral nerves, which are responsible for transmitting signals between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. This disruption in nerve function can lead to various symptoms that often manifest in the hands and feet.


Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy can arise from several underlying causes, including:

  • Diabetes: Elevated blood sugar levels can damage nerves over time, resulting in diabetic neuropathy.
  • Autoimmune Diseases: Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus can lead to nerve inflammation.
  • Infections: Viral or bacterial infections can damage peripheral nerves.
  • Trauma: Injuries, accidents, or surgeries can result in nerve damage.
  • Exposure to Toxins: Certain medications, chemotherapy, and toxins can lead to neuropathy.
  • Genetic Factors: Hereditary conditions can increase the risk of developing peripheral neuropathy.
  • Vitamin Deficiencies: Deficiencies in vitamins like B12 can contribute to nerve damage.

Common Symptoms: Peripheral neuropathy can cause a variety of symptoms, which may vary depending on the nerves affected. Common symptoms include:

  • Numbness or Tingling: Often starting in the feet or hands and gradually spreading.
  • Burning or Shooting Pain: Intense pain that feels like electric shocks or stabbing sensations.
  • Muscle Weakness: Difficulty with tasks requiring strength and coordination.
  • Sensitivity to Touch: Even light touch can cause discomfort or pain.
  • Loss of Coordination: Balance and coordination issues due to numbness.
  • Temperature Sensitivity: Inability to regulate temperature and feel extreme heat or cold.


Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing peripheral neuropathy involves a comprehensive evaluation, including medical history, physical examination, and possibly nerve conduction studies or blood tests to identify the underlying cause. Treatment aims to manage symptoms and address the root cause:

Depending on the disorder, medications can include anti-inflammatory drugs, immunosuppressants, corticosteroids, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
Physical Therapy
Complementing our regenerative treatments, we offer personalized physical therapy programs to strengthen the muscles around the affected joint, improve flexibility, and enhance overall joint stability. Physical therapy plays a vital role in the long-term success of joint pain management.
Lifestyle Changes
Adopting a healthy lifestyle through balanced nutrition, regular exercise, stress management, and adequate sleep can support overall well-being.
Nerve Stimulation
Techniques like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can provide relive
Nerve Block
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Mauris eu massa orci.

Prevention and Management

Preventing peripheral neuropathy involves maintaining overall health, managing chronic conditions, and avoiding known risk factors.

Peripheral neuropathy can significantly impact quality of life, but with proper diagnosis and appropriate management, individuals can experience relief from its symptoms.

At Accelerate Medical, our dedicated team is here to provide expert guidance, personalized treatment plans, and support to help you effectively manage peripheral neuropathy.

 Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards regaining control over your health and well-being.

Satisfied Patients

For Almost 40 Years

  • Dr. Stauss has been the best. He always makes me feel like a person and not a patient. He knows what he is doing and is always willing to listen to issues and answer questions I have. I have seen many doctors for my pain and none of them have been as helpful as him and his staff.  
  • Dr. Stauss is kind, compassionate, and truly cares about his patients. I have been a patient for a while, and he does everything he can to manage my pain and make sure I am comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Stauss and Advanced Pain Management.  
  • Dr Stauss is the most compassionate doctor I have had in this 16 yr journey of chronic back pain . He takes the time to listen to you and helps you decide what treatment will help give you back your life with less pain. He is amazing. I have 75 % pain relief. I never thought I would have a life with minimal pain again.  
  • The thought of never being able to work again let alone participate in physical activity was depressing. Dr. Stauss went over the available options and with his help I selected an intrathecal pain pump. I can tell you it changed my life. It enabled me to continue working and participate in some physical activities! I can't thank Dr. Stauss and his physician assistant P.A. Greg Cavanaugh enough. They have bought me 10 yrs. of relative normalcy. I would highly recommend both of them. Thank you to both and the team at Advanced Pain Management  

Don't wait and make an appointment today