We treat neuropathy even when a cause cannot be determined.
There are more than 30 different types of neuropathy, which can be categorized into 4 categories: peripheral, proximal, autonomic and focal. You can experience more than one type of neuropathy, and it can affect damage to one or more nerves. Some are easier to treat than others, with complete relief being possible in many cases or at least a reduction of the symptoms with more challenging neuropathy types and cases. Here at Complete Rehab, we start by determining the type of neuropathy you are dealing with and if a cause can be determined.
In cases where a cause cannot be found, it is called idiopathic neuropathy. Idiopathic means “of unknown cause.” It is most common in those over the age of 60 and can either progress slowly or stay the same from its initial onset. Just because the cause cannot be determined doesn’t mean there is no treatment. We can help you control idiopathic neuropathy pain and the disruption it is causing to your lifestyle. It is rare that we are unable to treat or significantly improve patients’ suffering from idiopathic neuropathy because we keep looking and testing until we find the cause(s). In a lot of the cases, there can be more than one cause of a person’s neurological symptoms (neuropathy).
Some of the symptoms you could be experiencing include numbness, tingling and pain, feeling unsteady when walking or standing, cramps or muscle weakness. If you are experiencing any of these, call us to get started with a neurological evaluation. We will develop an individualized treatment plan specific to your situation. Our compassionate, patient-focused care at our outpatient rehab center could provide you with the relief you seek in Clemmons, North Carolina.
If you have any questions or wish to schedule your initial consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us.