Tingling in the arms, hands, legs, and feet are all symptoms of neuropathy, a condition that affects brain and nerve signaling. For expert neuropathy treatment, visit spine specialist Dr. Debra Ibrahim at One Oak Medical’s Wayne and Paramus, New Jersey locations. Dr. Ibrahim helps men and women recover from neuropathy, eliminate pain, and lead healthier lives. Click to book a consultation or call the office today.
Neuropathy Q & A
What causes neuropathy?
There are several types of neuropathy that affect different parts of the body, including the brain, spinal cord, involuntary nervous system, eyes, heart, and more. Neuropathy is essentially damage or disease that affects the nerves, and numerous factors can cause it, such as:
This is one of the most common causes of neuropathy, and it can lead to pain and sensitivity in the feet and legs.
People with chronic infections, like Lyme disease or HIV/AIDS, may have nerve issues due to bacteria.
Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus can cause neuropathy.
Injury to one area of the body or repetitive stress on a group of nerves can also lead to neuropathy.
What are the symptoms of neuropathy?
Neuropathy can cause a wide range of symptoms, depending on which nerves are affected. General signs of the condition include:
- Numbness or tingling in the feet or hands
- Sharp, burning pain
- Lack of coordination
- Heat intolerance
- Digestive, bowel, or bladder issues
Neuropathy can also cause extreme sensitivity to touch.
How is neuropathy treated?
Treatment for neuropathy is unique for each patient. At One Oak Medical, Dr. Ibrahim may recommend several different methods, including medication in the form of anti-seizure drugs, pain relievers, or topical treatments.
Physical therapy can help with neuropathy, too, as it improves spinal movement, builds strength, and can relieve the pressure on affected nerves.
In severe cases, neuropathy treatment may include surgery. This can help relieve pressure on nerves, remove tumors, or make adjustments to the spine.
With the right treatment, it’s possible to recover from neuropathy and reclaim a healthy, pain-free body. If you want to find out if neuropathy treatment is right for you, Dr. Ibrahim can conduct an in-depth consultation to discuss your symptoms and health history.
Get started today by calling One Oak Medical or booking an appointment online.