At least 20 million adults have peripheral neuropathy in the United States today. At Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas, the team of dedicated experts offers safe medically-proven neuropathy treatment options to ease your symptoms. They focus on correcting the underlying issue — the nerve damage — to give you long-lasting symptom relief. There are four offices in Fort Worth, Arlington, Waco, and Wichita Falls, Texas, so call the one nearest you or book an appointment online today.
Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage affecting the peripheral nerves — any of the nerves outside of your body's central nervous system (the brain and spine). In most cases, peripheral neuropathy causes symptoms in the legs and feet, but it may also affect the arms and hands.
Peripheral neuropathy can cause several frustrating and potentially dangerous symptoms, including:
For many people, numbness is the first symptom of peripheral neuropathy. While that might not sound too serious, numbness can cause you to sustain an injury such as a cut on the bottom of your foot.
Without proper treatment, that small cut could worsen every time you stand and walk, and you might never know it because of numbness. In time, you could develop a foot ulcer and potentially even need foot amputation.
Fortunately, peripheral neuropathy is a very treatable condition, particularly if you take action early in the course of the disease.
The risk factors for peripheral neuropathy include:
A family history of peripheral neuropathy also increases your chances of developing the disease yourself.
At Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas, the team starts 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. The team customizes an approach for you, with common treatments including:
Most people attain the best results with a multifaceted treatment approach. In addition to easing your neuropathy symptoms, these natural treatments support your whole-body wellness. After treatment, you may even feel better than ever before.
Learn more about all-natural approaches for peripheral neuropathy by calling the nearest Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas office or schedule an appointment online today.