Neuro Pain Consultants
Pain Management and Anesthesia Physicians located in Bloomfield Township, Clarkston and Sterling Heights, MI
Neuropathy is a chronic condition that leads to lingering pain and discomfort from nerve damage. Before your neuropathy symptoms progress, see how the board-certified physicians at Neuro Pain Consultants can help. They offer innovative neuropathy treatments in the practice’s Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Macomb Township, Sterling Heights, and West Bloomfield, Michigan, clinic locations. Book your visit online or over the phone.
Neuropathy Q & A
What causes neuropathy?
Neuropathy describes several different types of conditions that lead to nerve damage. You can read about some of the causes of the most common types of neuropathy below.
Peripheral neuropathy leads to nerve damage in your extremities — arms, hands, legs, and feet. You can develop peripheral neuropathy due to autoimmune disease, diabetes, trauma, or certain viral or bacterial infections.
Diabetic neuropathy leads to nerve damage, most commonly in your extremities, due to sugar fluctuations. Medical experts estimate that roughly half of the diabetics suffer from some type of neuropathy.
Charcot neuropathy stems from having overly fragile bones that can easily break or become dislocated, causing nerve damage. This type of neuropathy affects your feet or ankles.
Autonomic neuropathy affects the nerves that control involuntary bodily functions, such as heart and digestive functions. You can develop autonomic neuropathy because of autoimmune disease, diabetes, abnormal protein buildup in your organs, or inherited disorders.
What are the symptoms of neuropathy?
The symptoms you experience with neuropathy depend on which type of neuropathy you have and how severe your nerve damage has become. Some of the most well-known signs and symptoms of neuropathy include:
- Diminished fine motor skills
- Tingling, burning, or pins and needles
- Difficulty gripping objects
- Loss of bladder or bowels
- Muscle weakness
- Shooting or stabbing pains
Because neuropathy can lower your quality of life, the team at Neuro Pain Consultants work diligently to find the best possible solution for your specific needs.
How is neuropathy treated?
Your neuropathy treatment plan from Neuro Pain Consultants is likely going to include several different types of therapies and pain-relieving solutions. You may benefit from:
- Physical therapy
- Bracing or splinting
- Dietary counseling
- Topical capsaicin or numbing creams
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Depending on the cause of your neuropathy, you might need to start taking certain prescription medications, such as anti-seizure or antidepressant medications, which are known for helping with neuropathy pain and symptoms. Because the specialists at Neuro Pain Consultants offer many types of holistic, regenerative, and innovative neuropathy treatments, you can expect to get the relief you need.
Book an evaluation at Neuro Pain Consultants today. Click on the online scheduler or call your nearest office directly.
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