At least 20 million American adults live with peripheral neuropathy at any time. At Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas, a team of dedicated experts offers neuropathy treatment options to help ease symptoms. With four offices in Fort Worth, Arlington, Waco, and Wichita Falls, Texas, relief is not far away. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online.
Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage affecting your peripheral nervous system. This includes all the nerves running through your body outside your brain and spinal cord (your central nervous system).
In most cases, peripheral neuropathy causes symptoms in the legs and feet but may also affect the arms and hands.
Peripheral neuropathy can cause numerous symptoms, including:
Numbness is the first symptom of peripheral neuropathy for many people and can prevent you from noticing injuries like cuts or abrasions on the bottom of your feet.
Without proper treatment, that small cut could worsen over time, eventually becoming infected and potentially leading to foot amputation.
The risk factors for peripheral neuropathy include:
Also, your chances of developing peripheral neuropathy increase if you have a family history of the disease.
The Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas team start with a comprehensive medical history review and a thorough physical exam. You may need blood tests, imaging tests, and nerve function tests like electromyography (EMG) to narrow down the cause of your symptoms.
An accurate diagnosis is crucial in recommending the proper treatment path, so the team persists until they find the root cause of your peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy treatment at Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas emphasizes natural (non-medication) approaches to lasting symptom relief. Treatment options include:
A multifaceted treatment approach often offers the best results, and natural treatments also support whole-body wellness.
If you experience shock-feeling in your arms or legs or notice other troubling sensations, call the nearest Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas office or schedule an appointment online.