If you’re suffering from neuropathy, you deal with symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and then burning (or all of the above). First, we want to acknowledge that we know how frustrating these symptoms can be. Second, we want to make sure you have the right team to help you deal with your neuropathy symptoms. Your medical care team should include:
- General Practice or Primary Care Physician: Doctor that brings continuity of care to your healthcare team. This is a doctor you see not only for colds, but for other pain or symptoms that may indicate that something more severe is possibly occurring. Primary Care Physicians can run preliminary diagnostic tests prior to sending you to a specialist as needed. They also help with preventative care such as annual exams and immunizations.
- Endocrinologist: If you have neuropathy because of diabetes or other blood sugar or metabolic disorders, you could be referred to a specialist called an endocrinologist. This medical specialist has studied to be an expert in diseases related to the chemical pathways within the body that can get out of balance. One of the most commonly known diseases they help to diagnose and treat is diabetes.
- Neurologist: Your neurologist can diagnose and treat problems with the brain and nervous system.
- Occupational Therapist: This area of medical specialty assists with living normally despite disability, pain, injury, or illness that may compromise the normal way of doing things. In the case of neuropathy, Occupational therapy with someone who specializes in treatment of neuropathy can be very helpful with treating your symptoms to improve the quality of your life.
At Complete Rehab, Brett Duffey is an Occupational therapist who practices as a neuropathy specialist in order to help anyone suffering from chronic pain or other neuropathic symptoms get back to normal life as much as possible. At Complete Rehab, you won’t need a referral or even an official diagnosis in order to receive care, and we accept Medicare. We are happy to answer any questions you have about neuropathy or arrange a time to discuss a possible treatment plan to get you back on your feet with a lot less pain.