At Neck and Back Medical Center, we can effectively treat the nerve damage disorder known as neuropathy without using medication, surgery or other dangerous procedures.
Your nervous system consists of two parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of your brain and your spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system transmits messages from your central nervous system to the rest of your body.
The nervous system controls movement, organ activity, and even your senses. That’s why signs of nerve damage are obvious and quick to present themselves, but only if you know what to look for.
What is neuropathy?
When your peripheral nerves become damaged or aren’t functioning properly, it is known as peripheral neuropathy, or just neuropathy. In the U.S. alone, over 20 million people suffer from peripheral neuropathy.
What causes neuropathy?
Neuropathy can be inherited at birth or developed later in life. The most common inherited neuropathy is the neurological disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
For those who develop a neuropathy condition later in life, the causes are varied and numerous. Conditions may occur as a result of a systemic disease (like diabetes), severe physical trauma (like injuries sustained in a car accident), infectious diseases (like HIV) or autoimmune disorders (like multiple sclerosis).
What are the symptoms of neuropathy?
Numbness from peripheral neuropathy can cause you to be less sensitive to pain and temperatures, making you more likely to suffer from burns and serious wounds. This same symptom also puts you at greater risk for developing infections from minor injuries (since you wouldn’t feel the pain of the infection as acutely).
Other symptoms associated with the sensory portion of the nerve include tingling, numbness, and stabbing, burning pain. Symptoms associated with the motor portion of the nerve include muscle weakness, cramping, and spasms.
Your Neuropathy Treatment at Neck and Back Medical Center
Our treatment method:
Though developments for neuropathy treatment have been fairly stagnant throughout history, a recent breakthrough helped Neck and Back Medical Center develop a treatment plan for patients suffering from neuropathy.
Using electro analgesia, we attach electrodes to affected areas to override the neuropathic pain signals. By reducing the scope of signals to your brain, we can relieve your pain.
We also use Laser Therapy to improve blood function, strengthen blood vessels, and stimulate nerves.
Our physicians look forward to helping you feel your best. See the variety of conditions we treat and the pain treatment methods we use to get you back on your feet. Give us a call at (949) 859-6600, or schedule an appointment online. For more information, check out our website or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.