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Neuropathy Specialist

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine -  - Interventional Pain Management

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Sarasota, FL & Venice, FL

Neuropathy is a common health condition that affects as many as 30% of people in the United States. Though symptoms vary, neuropathy may cause numbness, tingling, and pain. If you have neuropathy and need a solution to ease your symptoms, William J Cole Jr., DO, Sandeep Kola, DO, and the team at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine can help. The pain management specialists offer innovative treatments to heal your body and ease your symptoms. Call the office in Sarasota or Venice, Florida, or schedule a consultation online today.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy, also known as peripheral neuropathy, means damage or dysfunction of one or more of your peripheral nerves. 

The peripheral nerves are the network of nerves outside your brain and spinal cord and include:

Sensory nerves

Your sensory nerves transmit sensations to your brain. These nerves give you the ability to feel, taste, hear, see, and smell.

Motor nerves

Your motor nerves carry information from your brain to your muscles, telling them when to move. 

Autonomic nerves

Your autonomic nerves manage all your unconscious body functions like breathing, digestion, and heart rate.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Neuropathy may affect any of the nerves that make up your peripheral nervous system. Symptoms vary depending on what type of nerve is damaged or dysfunctional. 

Common symptoms of neuropathy include:

  • Tingling, numbness, or burning sensation
  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Muscle wasting
  • Electric shock-like sensations
  • Muscle cramps or spasms
  • Loss of feeling in your hands or feet
  • Problems with digestion
  • Change in blood pressure or heart rate
  • Paralysis
  • Unintentional weight loss

Neuropathy symptoms may occur suddenly and unexpectedly or develop slowly over time. Sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tarsal tunnel syndrome are types of neuropathy that develop from compression or pinching of a nerve. 

What happens during a neuropathy consultation?

The team at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come in with concerns about neuropathy. The pain management specialists aim to find the underlying cause of your nerve damage so they can develop the most effective treatment plan.

Your provider at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine first reviews your medical records and asks detailed questions about your symptoms. They perform a physical and run diagnostic tests to find the root cause of your neuropathy. 

How is neuropathy treated?

The OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine team creates a personalized treatment plan for your neuropathy based on the underlying cause of your symptoms. The innovative pain practice uses conservative, interventional, and regenerative medicine treatments to heal your body and ease your symptoms.

Treatment options for neuropathy may include:

  • Steroid injection
  • Nerve block
  • Radiofrequency nerve treatment
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Ulnar nerve block
  • Cubital tunnel nerve block
  • Tarsal tunnel injection
  • Sural nerve block
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Advanced regenerative medicine
  • Fluid Flow
  • Personalized durable medical equipment (DME)
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine also has a sciatic solution treatment for patients suffering from sciatica pain. 

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine specializes in helping those suffering from pain conditions that fail to respond to traditional medical interventions. To get help for your neuropathy, call OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.

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