PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY TREATMENT PROGRAM COMES TO BACK IN ACTION MEDICAL CENTER IN PALM CITY
Back In Action Medical Center in Palm City is introducing a complete treatment program to our center using our team approach to resolve patient peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Each patent will be classified and evaluated according the severity of their condition and classified as to the severity of the peripheral neuropathy. Cases will be evaluated by our Board-Certified Neurologist and our medical team. Every case is different as to location, type, and severity so each treatment plan will be designed for that patient and his or her individual needs.
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that develops because of damage to the peripheral nervous system, which is the communication network that transmits information between the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body. When damage to the system occurs, there is always a problem somewhere along the line usually resulting in numbness, pain, poor circulation, and a whole host of other unpleasant symptoms.
There are multiple types of Neuropathies; Diabetic Neuropathy, sensory nerve damage, autonomic nerve damage, and damage to motor nerves that control muscle movement. Some common symptoms are burning pain usually in the extremities, pain can be sharp, throbbing, and even a sense of freezing. Other symptoms are sensitivity to touch, unstable gait causing difficulty walking, or lack of coordination which can lead to falls that can cause other types of injuries.
COMMON CAUSES OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
Elevated Blood sugar levels in people with poorly controlled diabetes will damage nerves. B12 or foliate vitamin deficiencies can cause damage to nerves and result in peripheral neuropathy. Drugs used in chemotherapy and medicines used to treat HIV can also cause nerve damage. Other causes are alcohol excess, kidney disease, liver disease, injuries, infections, connective tissue diseases , inflammatory conditions, and sometimes the causes are just simply unknown.
In summation, there are many causes and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and there also many treatment variations from medications, to physical therapy, exercise, light therapy with laser, nutrition, and general life style change. With our team approach, we use multiple practitioners in different specialties to arrive at a solution. The synergy of multiple practitioners results in the best outcomes. Our team at Back in Action Medical Center looks forward to helping you find a solution to your peripheral neuropathy. Call for a consult today to see if you are a candidate for our program.