At Complete Rehab, our mission is to help patients suffering from neuropathy alleviate their symptoms and enjoy an increased quality of life. There are multiple varieties of neuropathy, but one of the most common is known as peripheral neuropathy. This variety gets its name from the fact that it is caused by damage to nerves outside of the brain or spinal cord, also known as the peripheral nerves. Symptoms can vary, but typically manifest as changes in sensation, such as numbness, tingling, or sudden pain, in the affected area, or muscle weakness and lack of coordination if the motor nerves have been damaged. In this article, we’ll be going over some of our methods for managing peripheral neuropathy so that you can know what to expect.
Because peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a number of different factors, we at Complete Rehab employ a variety of strategies in order to manage symptoms. For example, when neuropathy is related to diabetes, careful monitoring of blood sugar can help slow the progression of the damage. In cases where patients’ mobility has become impaired, our team uses physical therapy regimens to retrain strength and help prevent cramping or spasms. For patients whose primary symptom is pain, we can prescribe pain medication to help alleviate those symptoms, as well as investigate the possibility of surgical intervention to correct any compression that may be causing it.
Our team at complete Rehab is committed to helping you get the best quality of life even with peripheral neuropathy. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, we encourage you to reach our to our team to seek treatment.