What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy, also called peripheral neuropathy, is a condition that affects the functioning of the nerves in your body’s peripheral nervous system. These are the nerves that run from your central nervous system out to control your arms, legs, hands, feet, and more. 

When these nerves don’t work the way they should, they impact your life in a variety of ways. You might lose motor skills or sensation, or you might feel pain in your extremities. 

Pain from neuropathy often feels like burning, tingling, or stabbing. If you often feel prickling sensations in your extremities or experience weakness, loss of muscular control, or sensitivity in your arms or legs, you could be living with neuropathy. The good news is that neuropathy is usually very manageable with treatment.

What causes neuropathy?

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of neuropathy. Other diseases, infections, and disorders can also cause peripheral neuropathy, as can nutrient deficiencies, exposure to toxins, and trauma. 

Whether your neuropathy is the result of a car accident, a health condition, or an imbalance in your body, Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers is here to help. 

The skilled pain management doctors start by identifying the cause of your neuropathy so they can deliver the most effective treatment. Then, they personalize a care plan to you so you get the pain relief you need. 

How is neuropathy treated?

How neuropathy is treated depends on its cause. Making lifestyle changes to eat more healthily can help certain types of neuropathy, while others require physical therapy or medication. 

Your Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers provider talks with you about your treatment options so you can decide what’s right for you. 

If medication is required, the pain management medication specialists at Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers work with you to find the right prescription and dosage to alleviate any pain and protect your quality of life. They tailor medication, such as anticonvulsants, to your body and symptoms. 

To learn more about neuropathy and available treatment options, contact Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers. Call or schedule your appointment online today.