If you’ve noticed prolonged tingling or numbness in your extremities, you might have neuropathy, a condition that affects the proper functioning of your peripheral nervous system. At Florida Medical Pain Management in St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, or Spring Hill, Florida, the team of dedicated pain management professionals provides excellent diagnostic and treatment services for neuropathy. To learn more, schedule a visit today by calling the office nearest you or booking an appointment online.
Neuropathy refers to a damage or malfunctioning in your peripheral nervous system, which is responsible for sending information back and forth between your body and your brain.
Your peripheral nervous system has a number of particular functions, like:
Neuropathy can affect one or many of these functions.
Because there is such a wide variety of functions for your peripheral nervous system, neuropathy can manifest itself with a wide range of symptoms, including:
Diagnosing and treating your neuropathy early helps in controlling your symptoms and protecting your nerves from further damage, so schedule an appointment with Florida Medical Pain Management immediately if you’re experiencing any of these conditions.
Neuropathy isn’t a disease in and of itself, but rather the condition of having a damaged peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system can become damaged by:
Neuropathy can also be caused by physical trauma or pressure on your nerve. Accidents, like car collisions or sports injuries, frequently lead to neuropathy.
The team at Florida Medical Pain Management first diagnose your neuropathy with a neurological exam and other tests, like an electromyogram or a nerve biopsy.
Some of the more popular treatments for neuropathy include:
To learn more about how Florida Medical Pain Management can treat your neuropathy, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking a visit online.