You don’t have to suffer through neuropathy pain. At New Hope Pain Management in Elkin, North Carolina, The practice can ease your pain and improve your quality of life so you can return to the activities you enjoy. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Neuropathy is a chronic condition that results from damaged or diseased nerves in your body. Peripheral neuropathy, a common form of neuropathy, alters the way your nervous system sends information from your spinal cord and brain to the rest of your body.
Other forms of neuropathy include autonomic neuropathy, which affects nerves that control involuntary body functions, and cranial neuropathy, which affects nerves within the brain.
Some common causes of neuropathy include:
Diabetes is a common cause of peripheral neuropathy. In fact, it’s estimated that 60-70% of people with diabetes have this condition.
Symptoms from neuropathy depend on which nerves are affected. You may experience the following symptoms:
If you experience any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with the practice right away so they can determine what’s causing it. They'll ask about your medical history and complete a neurological examination.
The physician may also take a nerve or skin biopsy and order lab, imaging tests, or nerve-function tests.
After a full evaluation, the physician will go over treatment options with you to determine a plan that best matches your needs and comfort level. They may recommend:
The physician will usually suggest the least invasive options first. However, sometimes surgery is the best option to making you pain free.
When you’re ready to get rid of your neuropathy pain and get back to the activities you enjoy, call New Hope Pain Management or book an appointment online.