What are the Symptoms of Neuropathy?
Neuropathy has a large range of symptoms that can vary depending on the time of day or even how active you are. Some of the symptoms that people experience include:
- Tingling, prickling, or burning sensation
- Temporary or permanent numbness
- Muscle weakness
- Dysfunction in organs or glands
- Increased sensitivity to touch
- Back pain
- Loss of balance
What Causes Neuropathy?
The nerve damage behind neuropathy can occur due to many causes, such as poorly controlled diabetes, which accounts for about 60 percent of cases. The cause is unknown for over 20 percent of cases, but other causes include chemotherapy, HIV, kidney disease, shingles, autoimmune diseases, hereditary disorders, and alcoholism.
What is the Treatment for Neuropathy?
The LeJeune Integrated Medical Centers’ experts will conduct exhaustive functional exams on the nerves in your body to find out if there is nerve damage and whether it is neuropathy, and if it is at a point that it can be treated. Following our specialist’s assessment, they will create an individual treatment program that is designed specifically for you based on your symptoms and the progression of your neuropathy. Treatments could include a laser light treatment to stimulate angiogenesis, horizontal electrical wave therapy, or platelet rich plasma injections.