Did you know that there are more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy and that they each have their own set of symptoms? With neuropathy representing such a complex group of conditions, you need the team at Interventional Spine and Pain Center in Manchester and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Using their expertise and a holistic approach, they can determine the cause of your neuropathy and provide effective pain relief. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices or use the online booking feature today.
Neuropathy is a generic term referring to diseases or injuries that affect one or more nerves. In many cases, however, neuropathy is used synonymously with peripheral neuropathy, which is damage to nerves throughout your body but not in the spinal cord.
Neuropathy develops from pinched nerves, toxins, physical trauma, certain medications, and damage arising from many diseases. A few health conditions that can cause neuropathy include:
Diabetes causes about 30% of all cases of peripheral neuropathy. When diabetes isn’t well controlled, chronically high blood sugar damages small nerves throughout the body, most often affecting your feet and eyes.
Neuropathy symptoms vary depending on the type of peripheral nerve that’s damaged:
Motor nerves carry messages from the brain to muscles throughout your body. When these nerves are damaged you may have symptoms such as muscle cramps, weakness, and muscle loss.
The sensory nerves carry sensory information, including pain signals, from all parts of your body to your brain. When these nerves are damaged, you experience pain. You may have severe, burning, or electric-shock pain along the length of the nerve. It’s also common to have tingling and numbness.
These are the nerves that control vital body functions such as breathing, your heart rate, and digestion. The symptoms you develop depend on the body function that’s regulated by the affected nerve. A few common symptoms include dizziness, excessive sweating, and an irregular heartbeat.
Diagnosing and treating neuropathy can be just as complex as the many possible causes and symptoms associated with nerve problems. The team at Interventional Spine and Pain Center takes a comprehensive approach to ensure that any underlying conditions are identified and treated.
When an underlying cause isn’t diagnosed or your nerve pain continues despite conservative treatments, the experts at Interventional Spine and Pain Center provide treatments targeting the nerves responsible for your pain.
These are a few examples of interventional treatments that may be part of your individualized plan:
To learn more about your options for treating neuropathic pain, call Interventional Spine and Pain Center or book an appointment online.