Peripheral neuropathy describes any nerve damage in the body, but it usually refers to weakness, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet. It can occur in sensory, motor, and autonomic nerves. Along with discomfort, neuropathy can cause balance issues, problems in the digestive tract, and intense pain. Many different diseases cause neuropathy, but it can also stem from substance abuse, genetic disorders, and nutrient deficiencies.
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.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, commonly referred to as CRPS, is a chronic pain condition that occurs in the extremities. CRPS is usually developed after a traumatic injury. The symptoms for CRPS are usually a burning or stinging sensation in the effected limb, but can also include changes in the skin, hair, joints, and muscles in the area. If you believe that you are experiencing CRPS, contact Elihu Institute for Pain Management to schedule a consultation.
Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chicken-pox virus. Once you have chicken-pox, the virus lies dormant in tissue near your nervous system. If the virus is reactivated, you will develop a painful, itchy rash that can spread over your body. At Elihu Institute for Pain Management, we have treatment options available to help you manage your shingles pain. Schedule a visit with one of our physicians today.