If numbness, tingling, or burning pain due to neuropathy negatively affects your quality of life, turn to Hillcrest Pain and Spine in Lexington, Kentucky. Board-certified pain management physician Ihab Labatia, MD, and his expert team offer a variety of neuropathy treatments to reduce unpleasant symptoms and the risk of disease progression. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.
Neuropathy is a condition that occurs with nerve damage. It can cause unpleasant, even debilitating, symptoms when left untreated. The experts at Hillcrest Pain and Spine diagnose and treat neuropathy pain to give you a better quality of life.
Common signs and symptoms linked with neuropathy include:
At the first sign of neuropathy, see Dr. Labatia for an evaluation as early detection and treatment can give you the best outcome.
Neuropathy can happen to anyone, but common causes and risk factors include:
Additional risk factors include repetitive motions, family history of neuropathy, lack of exercise, and poor dietary habits.
To find out if you have neuropathy and develop an effective treatment, Dr. Labatia discusses your symptoms, reviews your medical history, and completes a physical exam that includes a neurological examination. He may order blood tests, nerve function testing, CT scans, MRIs, nerve biopsies, or skin biopsies to make a final diagnosis.
Common neuropathy treatments include:
Things you can do at home to support nerve health include controlling blood sugar if you have diabetes, getting regular exercise, eating healthy foods, not smoking, and avoiding excessive alcohol intake.
Taking medicines can reduce unpleasant neuropathy symptoms and the risk of disease progression.
Nerve stimulation delivers electric currents to nerves to improve their functioning.
Stretches and exercises can reduce muscle weakness and improve movement and balance. Dr. Labatia may recommend you also wear a hand or foot brace.
If neuropathy results from nerve pressure, Dr. Labatia will recommend surgery.
If you suspect you have neuropathy or you've been diagnosed with it and want relief, call the Hillcrest Pain and Spine office or schedule an appointment online today.