Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that affects the peripheral nerves (feet/hands) and may cause permanent nerve damage.
In diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the myelin sheath, or the protective covering of the nerves, is damaged, which may result in numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, fatigue, and other symptoms. The effects of neuropathy can worsen over time, leading to significant activity limitations and a decreased quality of life. Approximately 70 percent of diabetic patients will progress to wheelchair dependence if not treated.
"As a physical therapist treating patients with peripheral neuropathy, I am excited to have a safe and effective treatment option to offer my patients who are interested in drug or surgery free solutions and regaining their quality of life," said Jenny Capel PT, Neighborhood Neuropathy Center. “Many patients simply want to be able to drive again”.
For more information about treatment options for the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy visit nncreno.com or call 775 382-1415.
Nerve damage can occur in different parts of your body. The most common type of nerve damage occurs in your hands and feet. Doctors call this Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may have nerve damage due to diabetes. DO NOT IGNORE YOUR PAIN! Give Neighborhood Neuropathy Centers a call to see how we can help.
A recent article in Pain Medicine News cited that evidence was lacking for current pharmacologic treatment of neuropathic pain. In short, drugs don't work.
The article specifically noted "successful management of neuropathic pain remains elusive, despite the variety of pharmacologic classes prescribed to treat it, new research suggests. Furthermore, the actual evidence-supporting drugs used on an everyday basis is remarkably deficient."
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