Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment in Annapolis, MD

Our neuropathy treatment programs are designed to help patients who are suffering from numbness, tingling and/or burning in their arms or legs.

We often hear from patients that they "feel abandoned" and have no explanation as to why they have nerve pain or that they were told, "You will just have to live with this pain."

Whether you don't know why you have nerve pain or you have undergone chemotherapy, have diabetes, or suffered a trauma, we have pain solutions for you. We offer more than just your typical nerve pain medications that are so often prescribed and sadly, don't typically take away the pain completely. Let us help you find the cause of your neuropathy and correct it.

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What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a general term for a series of disorders resulting from damage to the body’s peripheral nervous system. This nervous system sends signals from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Damage to the peripheral nervous system can result in loss of sensation, pain or inability to control muscles.

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy vary on the type you have and what part of the body is affected. Symptoms can range from tingling or numbness to more serious effects like burning pain or paralysis. Some common symptoms include:

  • Muscle weakness

  • Cramps

  • Numbness

  • Loss of balance or coordination

  • A sensation of wearing an invisible “glove” or “sock”

  • Sensitivity to touch

  • Burning sensation or freezing pain

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What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?

One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy in the U.S. is diabetes, but there are many different causes as well, including:

  • Hereditary disorders

  • Inflammation

  • Infections or autoimmune disorders

  • Compression or physical trauma

  • Poor nutrition

  • Chronic alcoholism

  • Certain medications

  • Kidney Conditions

  • Vitamin Deficiency

  • Hormone Imbalance

  • And more...

FAQs About Peripheral Neuropathy

Can anything be done about peripheral neuropathy?

Yes! Most Physicians will prescribe medications to manage the neuropathy symptoms however there are many more treatments available outside of just the typical prescribed drugs. Check out our office’s available treatments listed below.

Is walking bad for neuropathy?

Walking is not bad per se, however it is important to understand the severity of the neuropathy as many patients become fall risks and are much more susceptible to injury. Prior to getting neuropathy symptoms under control it is common for patients to need things like shoe inserts, a brace, or possibly a walking aid; either to help them tolerate walking or as a safety precaution. Getting evaluated by a Physical Therapist is a great place to start when determining what amount of exercise can be tolerated as well as SAFE for you!

Can diet worsen neuropathy?

Absolutely. If you have Diabetic Neuropathy many of your symptoms will be directly influenced by what you eat. If your neuropathy has been caused by something else there is still a good chance that what you are eating will exacerbate your neuropathy symptoms. There are many foods that can affect the health of the nerves in our body, for example, foods that are inflammatory or a diet deficient in B vitamins can all negatively impact us. 

What causes neuropathy to flare up?

There are a multitude of reasons as to why neuropathy symptoms can flare up. It is very common for a poor diet, decreased physical health, poor emotional state, high stress, injury, illness, and more. This is another reason why seeking professional help is so integral in managing neuropathy symptoms, when “triggers” can be identified often there can be an immense improvement in the overall management of your neuropathy.

Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

Our multi-modality approach to treating nerve pain has been developed and refined so that we know we can provide you with treatment options that will work. Stop feeling like you have exhausted all your options, schedule an appointment today!

Here at Annapolis Pain Management we offer a wide variety of treatments for our patients suffering from neuropathy. Some treatment options for neuropathy include:

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