Have you been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, or do you suspect you may have it? The discomfort caused by this challenging condition—from numbness and tingling to burning or stabbing pain—can range in severity. Don’t ignore it any longer. Our clinic offers a range of safe, effective pain relief treatments that can stop your condition from getting any worse, and in many cases, reverse it altogether.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition resulting from a disruption in the communication between the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
The peripheral nerves found throughout our body make up a complex network connecting our skin, muscles, and organs to the brain via the spinal cord. From the spinal cord, peripheral nerves form lines reaching out through the body in what are known as “dermatomes.” When damage occurs to a nerve of a particular dermatome, the correct messages from the brain are no longer able to reach the affected area.
The lack of proper communication with the brain can result in unusual, often painful, sensations. Patients describe their symptoms in a variety of ways, typically including:
- Odd sensations of freezing or burning
- Tingling and numbness starting in the hands and feet then spreading to the arms and legs
- A throbbing sensation
- Sharp, jabbing pain
- Sensitivity to touch
- Weakness or paralysis
All of these symptoms can lead to a decrease in coordination, and in cases involving the autonomic nerves, a person may also experience a decrease in their ability to tolerate heat, problems with digestion, bladder issues, or blood pressure changes that cause lightheadedness.
If you have—or suspect you may have—peripheral neuropathy, it is vital that you do not delay treatment. We will conduct a thorough evaluation of your condition in order to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. Often, a combination of therapies is most effective. Highly effective natural treatment options for peripheral neuropathy include:
- Regenerative medicine (stem cells and platelet-rich plasma)
- Medical weight loss
The earlier you are diagnosed and begin treatment, the better the chances of reversing peripheral neuropathy, and indeed of preventing it from worsening. Even if you’re only experiencing the first signs of tingling or weakness, it is not too early to take action.
Causes of Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy can result from many issues affecting the nerves. Most commonly, peripheral neuropathy is related to one or more of the following conditions:
- Sports injury
- Car accident
- Repetitive stress injury
- Vitamin deficiency
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Some pharmaceutical medications
- Some cancer treatments, including chemotherapy
- Lyme disease
- Viral or bacterial infections
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Genetic disorders
- A tumor—malignant or benign—pressing on a nerve
- Bone marrow issues
- Liver disease or kidney disease
With the advanced treatment options available today, you don't need to worry about peripheral neuropathy becoming a permanent part of your life. If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for neuropathy in Orlando, Lake Mary, Longwood, Winter Park or any nearby city in Central Florida, call our medical clinic today at (407) 774-6800 for a complimentary consultation.