Neuropathy Treatment

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Peak Medical

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Berkeley Heights, NJ

If you have neuropathy, you may live with pain or numbness in your extremities and have an increased risk of falling or developing an ulcerated wound. At Peak Medical in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, you can count on highly customized neuropathy treatments designed to meet your specific needs. Call Peak Medical or schedule a consultation online today to learn how you can manage neuropathy pain.

Neuropathy Treatment Q & A

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What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is nerve damage. Neuropathy usually affects your extremities, such as your feet and hands. Neuropathy is often caused by diabetes and chemotherapy. Neuropathy is also linked to conditions such as multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.

Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy. Elevated blood sugar levels cause a variety of long-term problems including nerve damage, high blood pressure, and blindness. The second largest group of people with neuropathy don’t have a discernible cause of their condition, which is known as idiopathic peripheral neuropathy.

Nerve damage isn’t reversible, but with effective medical care and lifestyle adjustments you can manage and reduce your symptoms and lead a healthy and active life.

 

What are Neuropathy Symptoms?

Neuropathy causes a variety of painful and disruptive symptoms including:

  • Sharp, burning, shooting, or electric-like pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Feeling of wearing a glove or a sock
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Muscle weakness and cramping
  • Disrupted sleep due to pain in legs and feet
  • Unusual sweating
  • Abnormal pulse or blood pressure

 

If you notice any of these symptoms, make an appointment at Peak Medical for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Neuropathy increases your risk of falling, which can lead to long-lasting, painful injuries.

What Should I Expect During Neuropathy Treatment?

Peak Medical offers a holistic approach to neuropathy treatment including one-of-a-kind treatment plans designed to address your specific symptoms and needs. The providers use a variety of natural, drug-free therapies to reduce your pain and discomfort. Peak Medical has the most up-to-date technologies and equipment available to treat neuropathy and improve your overall wellness.

For example, Peak Medical offers Neurolumen® treatments to improve circulation and reduce neuropathy pain. Neurolumen combines transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), low-level laser therapy, and light-emitting diode (LED) therapy to relieve nerve pain and swelling.

In addition to Neurolumen therapy, your doctor may use a combination of several therapies in your customized neuropathy treatment plan including:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Deep tissue laser therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy

 

Your doctor works with you to find the most effective therapies to relieve your neuropathy symptoms. During your appointments, they ask about your symptoms and wellness to gauge the effectiveness of your treatments. Throughout your care, your doctor may adjust your treatment plan or introduce new therapies to relieve your symptoms.

If you’re concerned about neuropathy or are living with pain or numbness in your hands and feet, call Peak Medical or schedule a consultation online today.