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Neuropathy

Pain Management located in Frisco, Mesquite and DeSoto, TX
Neuropathy

Neuropathy services offered in Frisco, Mesquite and DeSoto, TX

At least 20 million American adults today suffer from peripheral neuropathy. At OmniSpine Pain Management, board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management specialist Andrew Morchower, MD, MPH, offers a complete spectrum of effective treatments to manage neuropathy pain. Click on the online scheduler now or call the nearest office in Frisco or Mesquite, Texas, for help today.

Neuropathy Q&A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy refers to nerve damage. Peripheral neuropathies, the most common group of neuropathies, affect any of the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord.

 

Of the more than 100 forms of peripheral neuropathy, the most common is diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy causes pain and other symptoms in the legs, feet, and less commonly the arms and hands.

 

Central neuropathies affect the brain and spinal cord, with the most common being pain related to spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Neuropathy symptoms usually start in the sensory nerves that control sensation. The most common sensory symptoms include:

 

  • Pain, often in lower extremities
  • Lack of sensation, especially in feet and hands
  • Unpleasant pins-and-needles sensation
  • Increased sensitivity, with discomfort from even light touches

 

Neuropathy can cause problems in the motor nerves that control muscle contractions and movements. Common motor symptoms include stumbling and difficulty grasping objects.

 

Neuropathy can also affect the autonomic nerves that manage involuntary bodily functions, leading to problems like loss of bladder control.

 

OmniSpine Pain Management specializes in pain management for people affected by neuropathic pain. Dr. Morchower can work hand-in-hand with other medical specialists, like neurologists, for patients who experience central neuropathic pain due to chronic neurological conditions like MS.

How is neuropathy treated?

 

OmniSpine Pain Management personalizes a neuropathy treatment plan for you. Some of the main treatment options are:

 

  • Medication management: pain medication, antidepressants, and other drugs 
  • Acupuncture: boosts natural pain relief and increases blood flow around nerves
  • Chiropractic care: corrects nervous system imbalances
  • Physical therapy: improves strength, flexibility, and coordination
  • Corticosteroid injections: steroids that eliminate local nerve inflammation
  • Nerve block injections: anesthetics that target and numb specific nerves
  • Restorative cellular therapies: stimulates healing of damaged nerves
  • Radiofrequency ablation: heats lesion to disable painful nerves
  • Coolief* radiofrequency ablation: radiofrequency for larger areas
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS): disrupts pain signals so they don’t reach the brain

 

Your neuropathy treatment plan will likely change over time. For example, you might transition from a short-term treatment like nerve blocks to a long-term one like a spinal cord stimulator.

 

OmniSpine Pain Management gives patients highly personalized care and access to their physician at all times, so you’ll have your doctor’s cell phone number for urgent situations. Book your appointment now by calling the nearest office or click the online scheduling feature for help.

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