Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system. These are the nerves that branch out from your brain and spinal cord and travel to all of the other parts of your body. When damaged, nerves are unable to communicate properly, which can result in symptoms such as:
- Tingling and numbness – especially in the hands or feet
- Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, or burning pain
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Lack or coordination/falling
- Muscle weakness or paralysis
Because peripheral neuropathy is a progressive problem, it frequently starts with symptoms that are only moderately noticeable, but gradually increase and get worse over time. That’s why early diagnosis and treatment offer the best chance for controlling your symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves.
The NeuroMedical Center offers a combined team of neurological experts who specialize in disorders of the peripheral nerves. Our neurologists utilize an in-house Neurodiagnostic Lab (located on the 4th floor) to perform electrodiagnostic tests such as NCS or EMG to accurately diagnose your individual condition. Additionally, our neurosurgeons offer a variety of surgical options to remove compression from certain types of neuropathy (carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve) and repair damaged nerves.
If you think you or a loved one may be suffering with peripheral neuropathy, request an appointment with one of our specialists today.