Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment in San Leandro
Damaged peripheral nerves can cause pain, numbness and other issues throughout the body. Disease and injury can contribute to peripheral neuropathy which can affect the hands, feet and other extremities. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the damaged nerves no longer communicate correctly with the spinal cord and brain, resulting in changes in sensation. If you need peripheral neuropathy treatment in San Leandro, CA, come see us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute.
Peripheral neuropathy can affect either one nerve (mononeuropathy) or multiple nerves (polyneuropathy). The nerve condition can have symptoms that come on quickly (acute) or slowly over time (chronic).
Symptoms and Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
The symptoms depend on which peripheral nerves are affected: sensory, motor or autonomic. Damaged sensory nerves can cause intense pain, tingling, numbness, loss of temperature sensation and loss of coordination. Motor peripheral neuropathy can result in muscle twitching, cramping, weakness or paralysis. When autonomic nerves are affected, there may be internal organ issues such bloating, incontinence, diarrhea, constipation, impotence and other symptoms.
Individuals with a higher risk of peripheral neuropathy include those with certain diseases and health issues. Diabetes, especially type 1, is the primary cause of peripheral (diabetic) neuropathy. Other conditions that can cause nerve damage include cancer, Lyme disease, B12 deficiency, chronic kidney disease and sarcoidosis. Heavy use of alcohol and taking certain drugs can also increase risk of peripheral neuropathy. Anyone with nerve damage from injuries can also experience neuropathy symptoms.
When peripheral neuropathy is diagnosed, a treatment plan can be devised to control symptoms and improve quality of life. Our pain specialists at Allied Pain & Spine Institute customize the treatments based on the patient’s symptoms, type of neuropathy and response to therapies. Medication, physiotherapy, nutritional supplements, lifestyle changes and other treatments may be combined to improve health and sensation. Many cases of peripheral neuropathy can be treated effectively, especially when it is detected and diagnosed in the early stages.
If you have symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, come see us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We offer effective treatment for all types of peripheral neuropathy at our medical center in San Leandro, CA. Contact our clinic today to schedule your appointment.