At US Neuropathy Centers, we understand that peripheral neuropathy is a symptom of an underlying condition and not a disease in itself. Common causes of neuropathy include autoimmune disorders, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, or physical injury among many others. Whatever the cause of your pain may be, the professionals at US Neuropathy Centers are equipped with the best strategies to improve treatment.
Currently, there are no existing medical treatments that can cure peripheral neuropathy. However, there are available therapies in various forms that are effective and efficient in managing neuropathy symptoms. Some treatments may even stop the progression of the neuropathy; i.e. keep it from getting worse. At US Neuropathy Centers, we use many diagnostic methods to fully define the underlying condition that is correlated with your peripheral neuropathy.
Adopting healthy habits and lifestyles is not only essential for neuropathy treatment, but for overall optimal health as well. Maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding exposure to toxins, following a physician-guided exercise regiment, following a balanced diet, correlating vitamin deficiencies, and avoiding alcohol consumption are fundamental pieces to managing physical and emotional effects of peripheral neuropathy. Low impact exercises can improve muscle strength, reduce cramps, and prevent muscle wasting in paralyzed limbs.
Simple self-care skills can reduce neuropathy pain immensely. People affected by neuropathy symptoms should also implement thorough foot care to encourage nerve regeneration. Though neuropathic pain can sometimes be hard to control, over-the-counter analgesics can sometimes help alleviate pain. Other medications such as mexiletine, gabapentin, phenytoin, and carbamazepine have been useful in managing painful neuropathic symptoms. However, it should be noted that these methods only provide symptom relief; they do not help control the progression of the neuropathy.
While a conservative approach to treatment is generally hoped for a successful recovery, surgical intervention may sometimes be the best option for pain relief. Compressed or entrapped nerves can be surgically released, improving function and decreasing pain and other symptoms.
There are a number of methods, approaches, and treatments available for people affected by peripheral neuropathy. The professionals at US Neuropathy Centers are at the forefront of medical technology, and continue to research new developments for treatments and therapies. For more information on the treatments offered at any of our Centers, contact one of our representatives today!
If you are suffering from neuropathy, please do not hesitate to call us at any of our US Neuropathy Centers locations. With offices in Arizona, California, C
olorado, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, our neuropathy experts are easily accessible and here to help.
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