What Exactly is Peripheral Neuropathy?
The nerve system sometimes breaks down and beings to affect your extremities. Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when these neural pathways are damaged, causing them to malfunction. This damage may cause pain, itching, tingling, burning sensations, weakness, numbness and more.
When these nerves fail to function properly, they may send false pain signals to your nervous system even though there is no actual source of pain. In contrast, they may even send no pain signals when your body is hurt.
What are the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy?
Each nerve in your peripheral nervous system has a specific function. Depending on the type of nerve(s) being affected, different symptoms can arise. When peripheral nerves such as those in our arms, hands, legs, and feet exhibit nerve damage, they are most commonly accompanied by the following symptoms:
- burning sensations
Other symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Muscle weakness.
- Feeling as though you are wearing socks or gloves when you aren’t.
- Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, or your arms and legs.
- Sharp, throbbing, or burning pain.
- Sensitivity to touch.
- Loss of coordination and falling.
Once peripheral neuropathy has been diagnosed, there are several treatment options available to address your neurological needs. The goal of treatment is to manage the condition as well as reduce the pain associated with it.
Though surgery, medication, and physical therapy are more widely known treatment options, regenerative medicine offers non-invasive treatment with almost immediate results.
At ReGen Medical Dallas, we offer innovative medical technology that helps the body to heal itself rather than just treating the symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy. Some of these technologies are High-Intensity Laser Treatment (HILT) and Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT). These treatments provide long-lasting pain relief and improvement of nerve function without the side effects and downtime associated with other methods. They also start showing effects quickly so you can be sure they are working.