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Dr. Koorosh J Elihu, MD

Dr Koorosh Joshua Elihu MD is a pain management specialist and anesthesiologist.  His fellowship training at Cedars-Sinai was comprehensive and includes medical management, addiction and sleep medicine, acute pain management, and hospice and cancer care.

Call (323) 642-6455 to schedule an appointment today.
Locations in Culver City, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, and Fresno.

 Personalized Pain Management

If you believe that you might be suffering from peripheral neuropathy schedule a consultation today. Dr. Elihu will work with you to carefully craft a personalized treatment plan to help you feel your best. Whether you need conservative management or more robust procedures, we will find what works for you to help you feel your best.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy

Causes

Peripheral neuropathy is caused by many different diseases and conditions. Common causes are diabetes, infections, tumors, genetic disorders, and other diseases. Alcoholism, certain poisons, medications, traumas, and vitamin deficiencies have also been linked to peripheral neuropathy. If you are feeling any tingling, numbness, or something more severe in your hands and feet you should seek medical attention immediately.

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy describes the nerve damage that occurs from diabetes. Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage nerves all over the body, but most commonly in the lower body. Diabetic neuropathy symptoms generally include numbness and pain in your feet and legs. Severe diabetic neuropathy can cause problems in the urinary tract, cardiovascular system, and digestive tract. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact a doctor immediately and visit Elihu Institute for Pain Management for neuropathic pain management.

Call (323) 642-6455 to schedule an appointment today.
Locations in Culver City, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, and Fresno.

Treatment

At Elihu Institute for Pain Management, we have the most advanced treatment options available to help you manage your peripheral neuropathy. Our physicians will work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan perfectly tailored to your specific needs. When conservative treatment with medication and physical therapy is not enough, we offer advanced therapies to find the root of your pain. Our treatment options include Sympathetic Nerve Blocks, Epidural Steroid Injections, and Spinal Cord Stimulators.

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks

Sympathetic nerve blocks have been shown to provide long lasting relief of peripheral neuropathy. The doctor will inject a numbing agent into the lower back, near the spine. This prevents certain pain signals from being transferred by “blocking” the nerve. Studies have shown that these nerve blocks have been incredibly effective at relieving pain and improving the quality of life for those living with peripheral neuropathy.

Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections are commonly used to relieve pain in the back, arms, and legs caused by damage in spinal nerves. The procedure is minimally invasive and only involves a small injection of steroid into the epidural space in the spine. If your peripheral neuropathy is caused by damaged nerves, an epidural steroid injection will provide lasting relief.

Spinal Cord Stimulators

Spinal cord stimulators deliver a low voltage electrical pulse into the spinal cord to block pain signals. The spinal cord stimulator is implanted near the spine in a minimally invasive procedure. Consult one of our physicians to see if a spinal cord stimulator is right for you.

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