Neuropathy Treatment Specialist

Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas -  - A Group Medical Practice

Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas

A Group Medical Practice located in Fort Worth, TX & Arlington, TX

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.

Neuropathy Treatment Q&A

What is peripheral neuropathy?

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. 

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy can cause several frustrating and potentially dangerous symptoms, including:

  • Numbness 
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor coordination, leading to stumbling or falls
  • Tingling or pins-and-needles sensations
  • Burning pain
  • Electrical pain
  • Difficulty walking due to pain
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain

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.

What are the risk factors for peripheral neuropathy?

The risk factors for peripheral neuropathy include:

  • Diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar levels
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Certain vitamin deficiencies, especially B-family vitamins
  • Infections like Lyme disease, hepatitis, and Epstein-Barr virus
  • Toxin exposure
  • Autoimmune illnesses such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus
  • Kidney disorders and diseases
  • Liver disorders and diseases
  • Thyroid disorders and diseases

A family history of peripheral neuropathy also increases your chances of developing the disease yourself.

How is peripheral neuropathy diagnosed?

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. 

How is peripheral neuropathy treated?

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:

  • Massage therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • M6 MLS® (multiwave locked system) robotic laser 
  • Chiropractic care
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Advanced stimulators

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.