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Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment in San Leandro

The CDC estimates that over 30 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, including type 1, type 2 and gestational. Severe diabetes can result in many health problems as it progresses, including nerve damage. Diabetic neuropathy occurs in an estimated 50% of people living with diabetes, which can cause debilitating symptoms and chronic pain. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we offer advanced diabetic neuropathy treatment in San Leandro, CA.

What Causes Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetes is an insulin disorder that can result in high glucose levels. When glucose or blood sugar are too high, it can cause many problems in the body, including nerve damage. When blood sugar is not controlled effectively, the nerves can be damaged resulting in diabetic neuropathy. This condition usually affects the peripheral nerves, especially in the legs and feet, but it can affect other nerves as well.

Symptoms of Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

Nerve damage from high glucose levels usually occurs over months and years. The damage may be occurring without any symptoms at first. When the nerves no longer function correctly, they can impact sensation and function of the affected areas. The feet are the most common place for symptoms of peripheral diabetic neuropathy, which may include:

  • Pins and needles tingling in the feet or legs
  • Numbness and lack of sensation
  • Weakness
  • Extreme sensitivity
  • Sharp pains or cramps
  • Deteriorating feet – ulcers, sores and joint disorders

When any of these symptoms occur, it is important to begin treatment for diabetic neuropathy. There are also other areas of the body that can be impacted by neuropathy from high glucose, including the hands, buttocks, legs, eyes, bladder, heart and digestive system. While you cannot reverse nerve damage, you can slow or stop progression and manage the symptoms.

Relief from Diabetic Neuropathy

Treatment for diabetic neuropathy includes a combination of lifestyle changes, pain management and other therapies. Managing your diabetes and glucose levels are a top priority to reduce the risk of continued nerve damage. Providing relief from the pain, numbness and other symptoms of diabetic neuropathy may include medications, acupuncture, electrotherapy and other treatments.

If you have symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, come see us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We offer effective treatment and management of diabetic neuropathy at our clinic in San Leandro, CA.

Our Patient Reviews

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Michelle T.

I fly in to see Dr. Petros from Southern California.  I wouldn't do so if he wasn't the best there is.  He is compassionate and has always treated me kindly. I can tell he is sincere in the way he talks to me and is diligently looking for solutions that work best with me and my chronic pain needs.  Very out of the box approach, which I appreciate these days!  I would truly recommend Dr. Petros to anyone looking for a Dr. that not only cares about you as a patient but has the confidence and skill set to get results! His office staff is friendly and caring too.  Allied Pain and Spine Institute is the Gold Standard in pain care in my humble opinion!! When I find a doctor that understands the issue and always goes above and beyond to help me, I do what I can to continue seeing them. I am so glad I found this office!!

Louise W.

Dr Petros is amazing!  When he uses a needle his aim is "right on".  He is also very personable, an altogether great guy.  I always find my visits to him to be very informative. I have had both sides of my degenerated back injected (epidural shots) with complete success.  He allows me to have no sedative, which is cool because his jokes and stories in the operating room are really good.  He greatly enjoys his work, and enjoys the difficult challenges of getting a needle into the right place in my back.  My arthritic knee is perhaps more straight-forward, but other doctors have failed to give me pain relief.  Dr Petros studies the structure with ultrasound before injecting it.  The result - instant relief! On my recent visit for a broken back (ski accident) the doctor and staff were very accommodating to help me make a dinner engagement shortly after my appointment.  This is definitely a five-star operation!

Ellie O.

Wow, wonderful doctor!!! I avoid all the doctors like the plague...seriously it makes my blood pressure go up when I have to go but I chose Dr. Vaidya. My friend referred him to me, he's simply the best... TOP NOTCH!!! He turned out to be a breath of fresh air. Dr. Vaidya really stands out head and shoulders above everyone else. I usually don't write reviews but he's so outstanding that I really wanted to do it for him. He's the most honest and caring doctor I have met.  He listens and gives you full attention and committed to find the best individual solution for you. He always goes out of his way to get you the most appropriate treatment and he will make it happen. He's very knowledgeable in his field. He's very professional, friendly, personable and definitely easy to talk to. His integrity is very valuable. He's one of the sharpest and most driven individuals you will ever meet.

Keith M.

Simply the best doctors and staff in the area. I've fought back and neck pain for over 30 years, and Dr. Petros and his team have kept me from the operating table and able to enjoy my life. I've had injections, acupuncture, as well as back braces. He listens to my concerns, cares very deeply for my pain and discomfort, and has successfully treated everything from stenosis, pinched nerves, herniated disks, and even helped me with the symptoms from shingles and lung disease. I couldn't be happier with the care he has given me over the years.

Kaitlin Z.

Dr. Vaidya has changed my life. I am in my late 20s with chronic pain and nothing had worked until I came here. All services here are wonderful and the staff is absolutely amazing. I can't recommend enough!!

Tracy B.

I have been a patient of Dr. Vaidya for a few years after not getting what I needed from other spine and pain doctors. I was looking for a doctor who would think outside the box and come up with some other ways to treat my growing amount of pain. Between Dr. Petros and Dr. Vaidya, they have brought me to a place where my pain is better managed. And let's just talk about bedside manners! I have never met doctors in the past 23 years of this back journey of mine that has as amazing bedside manners as these guys. I have cried and laughed with the team at Allied Spine. The way that I am always greeted and promptly cared for is bar none! The front office staff, and especially Nas, has been a God sent. I would never go anywhere else.

Justin P.

I am a new patient of DR Petros and my experience was great for my first two visits so far. He really takes time to listen to your issues and provides thorough answers and treatment options. The front desk staff are all very nice and respond in a timely manner to requests. Highly recommended all around!

Lisa A.

I have seen Dr. Vaidya for about 2 years. He is an amazing doctor.the attention and care you receive is well over 5 stars. He knows who I am by my face, he knows my health history with out looking in my chart, he remembers conversations we have had at previous appointments. He truly cares for his patients. I will be moving our of state, and will travel back here each month to see doctor Vaidya. I lost my insurance over a year ago and pay out of pocket to see the doctor, it is worth every penny to be treated with respect, as a person and with care. I love all the staff and feel like I am visiting family when I come in for my appointments.

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