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 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.
The common symptoms of neuropathy include:
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.
The risk factors for developing neuropathy include:
Adopting healthy habits and properly managing a chronic disease (if you have one) helps reduce your risk of 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.
Your personalized neuropathy treatment plan can include:
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 uses electrical currents and electrodes placed on your skin to reduce nerve pain.
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.