Effective Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy in Texas City
At Optimal Healthcare, we are dedicated to providing treatment of peripheral neuropathy in Texas City. With specific testing methods and groundbreaking treatment protocol, our team of skilled and compassionate healthcare providers can ensure accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of your neuropathy.
Step 1: Diagnosis
To accurately diagnose your specific neuropathy, we begin with a physical examination that focuses on the health of your peripheral nerves. This physical examination may include orthopedic tests, reflex tests, range of motion and strength tests. We also seek to discover possible causes of your neuropathy, and identify previous treatments that haven’t been effective. Based on your diagnosis, we will create a specific treatment program that is tailored to your needs.
Step 2: Treatment
Many healthcare professionals believe that there is no treatment for neuropathy, and simply offer prescription drugs such as gabapentin, hydrocodone, norco, neurontin, cymbalta, lyrica, flexeril and soma to manage neuropathic symptoms. Treating neuropathy through prescription drugs alone simply masks one’s symptoms, and is not a viable long-term solution.
At Optimal Healthcare, we offer our patients a unique treatment that isn’t offered by any other practice in the Texas City and Galveston area. Depending on your specific neuropathy, treatments may include:
• Infrared laser treatments
• Peripheral nerve blocks
• Chiropractic adjustments
• Physical therapy
What is Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves that usually affects the hands and feet. Some would describe it as wearing an invisible ‘glove’, extreme electric-like sensitivity to the touch, burning, or walking on pins and needles.
While neuropathy can occur at any age, it is more common among older adults and affects over 20 million Americans. The severity of one’s neuropathy may vary, and can improve or worsen over time. With effective treatment, peripheral neuropathy can be controlled.
Types of Neuropathy
While there are more than 100 known types of neuropathy, the following are among the most common:
• Diabetic Neuropathy
• Autonomic Neuropathy
• Cancer-Related Neuropathies
• Compressive Neuropathies
• Drug-Induced and Toxic Neuropathy
• Gastrointestinal and Nutrition-Related Neuropathies
• Hereditary Neuropathies
• Immune-Mediated and CIDP
Symptoms of Neuropathy
• Burning pain
• Leg cramping
• Weakness in the arms or legs
• Sharp electrical-like pain
• Pain while walking
• Impaired sense of position
• Difficulty sleeping from leg & foot discomfort
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