Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that is commonly diagnosed in people who have Type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions. Neuropathy pain can be debilitating and prevent you from participating in the primary course of treatment for the nerve damage. National Pain Institute offers neuropathy pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is Neuropathy Pain?
Neuropathy pain is a type of discomfort that develops with certain types of nerve damage. Peripheral neuropathy is common in people who have Type 2 diabetes that is not well-managed. The nerve damage not only causes pain, but may also make it difficult to move the body and maintain balance. Some patients with neuropathy also have loss of strength and sensation.
What Are the Symptoms of Neuropathy Pain?
- Slow reflexes
- Burning or numbness in the legs
- Problems walking, coordination and maintaining balance
- Extreme sensitivity to pain stimulus
Symptoms vary based on the type of neuropathy that you have, such as diabetic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy.
What Are the Risk Factors for Neuropathy Pain?
Neuropathy pain may be caused by several types of injuries and chronic conditions, such as:
- Alcohol or drug use.
- Nutritional deficiencies.
- Disorders of the bone marrow.
- Illnesses and infections.
- Diabetes that is not controlled.
- Autoimmune disorders.
How Is Neuropathy Pain Treated?
At National Pain Institute, we offer several interventions for neuropathy, including:
- Vitamin D testing and therapy.
- Steroid injections.
- Nerve blocks.
- Spinal cord stimulation.
- Medications .
- Intravenous (IV) therapies.
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Neuropathy Pain?
After your interventional pain treatment, you may have immediate relief from your neuropathy pain. The effects of the treatment should last for several months before you need subsequent treatments. Many of our patients are able to use less of their prescription pain medications once they start having interventional pain management treatments at National Pain Institute.
Neuropathy pain indicates that you have some type of nerve damage that may be curable. If the pain interferes with your daily activities, we can help. At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers neuropathy pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.