Ocean County – Peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. Common symptoms include weakness, numbness, burning, tingling, and/or pain in the arms, hands, legs and/or feet.
Common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include weakness, numbness, and abnormal sensations (paresthesia) such as: burning, tickling, pricking, tingling, pain in the arms, hands, legs and/or feet. This disorder may be caused by a disease of the nerves, illness, or injury. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
This disorder may be caused by a disease of the nerves, illness, or injury. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
In many cases, peripheral neuropathy symptoms improve with time — especially if the condition is caused by an underlying condition that can be treated.
Therapy for this disorder differs depending on the cause. It can range from medical treatment with medications or physical therapy among others. For example, therapy for this disorder caused by diabetes involves control of the diabetes.
If all other treatment fail to control pain, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy may be recommended
SCS is a therapy that uses a small electronic device implanted under the skin to mask pain signals. The SCS device is drug free, and works solely on its ability to deliver small impulses which disrupt pain signals from reaching the brain. It is a safe and effective therapy that has been used for more than 40 years.
No matter how long you have dealt with the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy or another pain inducing condition, the doctors at GSMC can offer you multiple options for healing and relief.