A neuropathy doctor will explain that in its most basic form, neuropathy is a result of damage to the nervous system. When damage occurs, the messages being sent from the brain to different parts of the body are affected. Depending on the type of neuropathy, different parts of the body can be affected in different ways. Because of the complexity of the nervous system and the many types of peripheral nerves, symptoms can vary significantly from one case to the next. There are, however, a few common symptoms that many people face.
Common symptoms, as your neuropathy doctor will tell you, include either increased sensations or decreased sensitivity. In the first case, you may feel tingling, itching, pain or “pins and needles” in your extremities. These sensations can range in intensity from very mild to extremely severe. They may also occur often or rarely depending on the severity of the neuropathy.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, you may feel a lack of sensations. Many of those suffering from neuropathy experience numbness (lack of pain and/or temperature sensation) or tremors. Again, because of the many types of neuropathy, there are many symptoms that may or may not overlap. These symptoms can be both frustrating and dangerous and should be verified by a neuropathy doctor.
If you are dealing with symptoms of neuropathy, the real question is, “How do you treat neuropathy?” Traditionally, in the medical field, medicine has been the answer to treating neuropathy symptoms. More recently, there have been modern advances that allow neuropathy to be treated without the use of traditional medicine.
For many of you suffering from some form of neuropathy, exploring non-medicinal treatments is the way to go. Although medicine may be used to treat the symptoms, that is not always the best (or safest) approach. Contact Phoenix based Integrated Healthcare Partners today and schedule a consultation with a neuropathy doctor so that we can get you back on track and work to relieve your pain.
Call 623-776-2225 to make an appointment with one of our specialists today, because you deserve to feel good again.
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