Everything You Need to Know About Neuropathy

For patients who have googled “pain in my hands and feet at night,” you might already know that you may be experiencing nerve pain due to neuropathy. If you are someone who has found yourself panicking Googling things like tingling in your hands, burning sensation in your arms, never sensitivity on your skin, and at-home remedies for neuropathy.

If this is you, it’s time to learn a bit more about your condition and the different types of treatment options you have with BEST Health System. 

Types of Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common types and is caused by prolonged high blood sugar levels damaging the nerves. Symptoms can include tingling and numbness in the hands and feet, as well as muscle weakness. Proper management of blood sugar levels is essential in preventing and treating diabetic neuropathy. Many of the patients we see at BEST struggle with this form of neuropathy. 

Peripheral neuropathy affects the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. This type of neuropathy can be caused by a variety of factors including infections, traumatic injuries, and autoimmune diseases. Symptoms can vary depending on which nerves are affected, but common symptoms include pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. 

Autonomic neuropathy affects the nerves that control involuntary functions such as heart rate, digestion, and bladder function. This type of neuropathy can be caused by diseases such as diabetes, as well as certain medications and toxins. Symptoms can include dizziness, digestive issues, and problems with bladder control. 

Focal neuropathy is a type of neuropathy that affects single nerves or nerve groups and is typically caused by physical trauma or compression. Symptoms can include sudden weakness or pain in a specific area of the body. 

Treatments at BEST

Spinal cord stimulator treatment is the number one treatment that helps the most patients here at BEST.  A spinal cord stimulator is an FDA-approved, drug-free treatment option that sends electric pulses to the spinal cord to relieve pain. 

How does it work?  Patients struggling with pain find relief from neuropathy pain using spinal cord stimulator treatment. The electric pulses send signals to the spinal cord, which prevents the nerve impulses from sending pain signals to the brain. If you are experiencing chronic pain connect with our team at BEST Health System and allow us to guide you on your path to recovery.

Our Doctors and BEST Locations

You can find treatment at one of our many BEST locations around the country.  We have multiple locations in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, and Arizona. Find out what location is BEST for you. If you are looking for a particular doctor, here is our current list: 

If you’ve exhausted treatment and neuropathy is reducing your ability to spend time with your family and perform at your job, spinal cord stimulation could be an option. Our world-class surgical team at BEST Health System has decades of experience helping patients find the relief they deserve through spinal cord stimulation and other therapies. 

To learn more, contact our dedicated team today.