Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
Your Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Specialist In Beverly Hills
Neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. When it affects the arms, hands, legs, and feet, it is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This condition is different from peripheral arterial disease, which involves nerve damage after blood vessel narrowing reduces circulation. Diabetic neuropathy develops slowly and over time. If you’re having peripheral neuropathy symptoms, it is best to be evaluated immediately.BookAn Appointment
What is Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy may affect three different types of nerves. The first is sensory nerves, which detect pain, temperature, and other sensations. Motor nerves may also be affected, which control muscle. Damaged motor nerves cause decreased strength and muscle tone. Lastly, autonomic nerves can be injured. Autonomic nerves are responsible for involuntary bodily functions. Damage to any of these nerves runs the risk of ulcers, which increase the risk of serious infection and amputation.
The true cause of neuropathy is still up for discussion, but the symptoms are well documented. Sensory neuropathy manifests as numbness or tingling in the feet. It may also feel painful, uncomfortable, prickly, or have a burning sensation. Motor neuropathy may result in muscle weakness and loss of muscle tone in the feet and legs. Because of increasing frailty, you may begin to lose your balance and incorrectly distribute pressure on your feet. Autonomic neuropathy creates dry feet with cracked skin.
Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments
Neuropathy can be difficult to manage without proper medical care. In addition, its symptoms often resemble that of other diabetes-related conditions. Our clinic will perform comprehensive physical exams and tests to correctly diagnose your neuropathy. Treatment plans will vary between individuals, but include blood sugar, blood pressure, and lifestyle expertise.
Nerve damage causes pain in multitude of patients, but it can be treated in most. Anti-seizure drugs and antidepressants have pain relief effects in those experiencing nerve pain. In some cases, an antidepressant may be combined with an anti-seizure drug or pain medication to achieve ideal pain management. Your medical history and specific symptoms will be analyzed in order to figure out which medications, if any, are right for you.
Diabetic neuropathy may manifest in a multitude of ways across many bodily systems. While nerve damage cannot be reversed in most cases, the side effects can be. Our team will create a complication management plan that restores as much function as possible. Neuropathy of the feet and ankles inhibits mobility, which in turn worsens the neuropathy. Complication management reduces this cyclic nature of degradation.
If you have diabetes, you know that lifestyle changes are the best way to ease the severity of symptoms. When outside medical options are necessary, we’ll be the first to recommend which are right for you. Past patients have utilized massages, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, and physical therapy.
Our Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
An in-office appointment will fully assess your reflexes, ability to feel light touch, and more.
A specialized plan will be tailored to fit your symptoms and lifestyle.
Our team will help with braces, orthotics, and therapies to relieve pain associated with your condition.
Why Choose Dr. Nik?
Dr. Nik and his team have expertise in a multitude of diabetic complications. Many diabetic patients have had immense pain relief and symptom management success via our treatment plans. In the event that you do not have diabetic peripheral neuropathy, we will still be able to treat ulcers, wounds, gout, and ingrown toenail problems. We know that seeing specialist after specialist is frustrating, which is why we do it all.Meet Dr. Nik
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