Neuropathy Symptoms with BEST | BEST Health System

Neuropathy, a condition characterized by nerve damage, can have a significant impact on an individual’s daily life. Understanding the symptoms of neuropathy is crucial for timely diagnosis and effective management. For many patients who are trying to understand neuropathy symptoms, care, and management, they often consult a doctor. At BEST we have differernt locations throughout the country that treat this condition, allowing us to have a range of insight and knowledge of painful diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy and everything in between. 

This BEST Health System article provides insights into the various types of neuropathy, common symptoms experienced by individuals, diagnostic procedures, treatment options, lifestyle recommendations for managing symptoms, and the potential complications associated with the condition.

By gaining a comprehensive understanding of neuropathy symptoms, individuals and healthcare providers at BEST can work together to improve the quality of life and mitigate the challenges posed by this condition.

Types of Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy: Makes everyday tasks harder, it interferes with your peripheral nerves, which control your senses and movements.

Autonomic Neuropathy: Autonomic neuropathy disrupts your body’s automatic functions like heart rate and digestion.

Diabetic neuropathy: nerve damage due to the interruption of healthy glucose levels. 

Focal Neuropathy: targeting specific nerves and causing sudden, intense pain. It’s like a villain in a superhero movie, striking out of nowhere and making its presence known with a vengeance.

Symptoms of Neuropathy

Sensory Symptoms

Sensory symptoms of neuropathy can feel like your nerves short curcating with pins and needles, burning, or even complete numbness. Additionally, neuropathy can impact motor symptoms of neuropathy can make simple movements feel uncomfortable. Weakness, muscle cramps, and trouble with coordination are also common. 

Treatment at BEST

At BEST our doctors perform a range of different treatments depending on what you need as a patient: 

  • Spinal cord stimulator. This effective form of therapy works by targeting multiple muscle groups directly from the spine and then alters how the brain senses pain.
  • Nerve stimulator.  This works similarly to a spinal cord stimulator but instead sends mild electrical currents directly to the nerves outside of the spinal cord.
  • Facet injections. Injections are used to treat pain and identify the painful joint. A successful injection will confirm that a particular facet joint is causing the pain.
  • Placet rich plasma (PRP). The goal of a PRP injection is to reduce pain and improve nerve function. It is injected into the joints and the ends of nerves. 

Get the Help You Need

Your doctor will ask about your medical history and put your nerves through a series of tests to uncover the root cause behind your symptoms. If you recognize any of these signs, it is important to consult your doctor to ensure you come to a diagnosis early. BEST Health System offers diagnostic and treatments to patients suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy to other kinds of neuropathy or advanced pain. Our pain management specialists, located in Florida, Ohio, or Illinois can help you today. 

Contact BEST today to learn more about our services.