Neuropathy Specialist

Neuropathy Specialist

Neuropathy services offered in Fair Lawn, NJ

Burning, tingling, and numbness can indicate neuropathy caused by nerve damage. At Alliance Spine Associates, LLC in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, the pain management specialists diagnose and treat neuropathy discomfort and reduce your risk of further problems. Call the office to get relief from nerve pain or schedule an appointment online today.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is an often-painful condition that causes nerve damage and pain, usually in your hands or feet. It can affect other parts of your body and your circulation, urination, and digestion when left untreated. See the experts at Alliance Spine Associates, LLC at the first sign of neuropathy. 

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

The common symptoms of neuropathy include:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Shooting or burning pain
  • Prickling
  • Stabbing discomfort
  • Electric shock-like pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Weakness
  • Pins-and-needles feeling
  • Temperature or touch sensitivity
  • Problems sleeping
  • Lack of coordination
  • Feeling like you’re wearing socks or gloves when you’re not

You might also have heat intolerance, excessive sweating, drops in blood pressure, dizziness, or lightheadedness, as well as bowel, bladder, or digestive problems.

Complications that can be caused by untreated neuropathy include skin injuries, falls, and infections.

What are the risk factors for neuropathy?

The risk factors for developing neuropathy include:

  • Diabetes
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other autoimmune diseases
  • Infections
  • Genetics
  • Bone marrow disorders
  • Tumors
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Toxin exposure
  • Alcoholism
  • Some medications
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Repetitive motions

Adopting healthy habits and properly managing a chronic disease (if you have one) helps reduce your risk of neuropathy.

How does my doctor diagnose neuropathy?

To find out if you have neuropathy, your Alliance Spine Associates, LLC provider reviews your medical history and symptoms. They weigh you, check your vital signs, and complete physical and neurological exams. You could undergo nerve function tests, an imaging procedure (CT scan or MRI), or a nerve or skin biopsy.

How is neuropathy treated?

Your personalized neuropathy treatment plan can include:

Lifestyle changes

Take care of your feet if you have diabetes, get regular exercise, eat nutritious foods, and don’t smoke. Avoid excessive alcohol, regularly monitor your blood sugar, and keep your stress levels as low as possible.


Your Alliance Spine Associates, LLC provider may prescribe oral or topical medications to reduce the underlying cause of neuropathy and your discomfort.

Electrical nerve stimulation

Electrical nerve stimulation uses electrical currents and electrodes placed on your skin to reduce nerve pain.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy strengthens painful tissues and improves musculoskeletal function.


In some cases, your pain specialist will recommend surgery to reduce the pressure on painful nerves.

Don’t live with discomfort caused by neuropathy when simple pain-relieving treatments are within reach at Alliance Spine Associates, LLC. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.