Treatment After a Neuropathy Diagnosis

If You’ve Recently Been Diagnosed with Neuropathy…

After a neuropathy diagnosis, patients must continue working with a specialist to ensure proper management and prevention. Depending on your unique neuropathy diagnosis, you will work with your doctor to create an intentional treatment plan consisting of lifestyle changes for prevention, pain management, and if necessary, surgical intervention. 

We understand that neuropathy can be an incredibly daunting diagnosis since nerve damage is not necessarily reversible. However, it is possible to prevent further nerve damage from occurring. This is the primary reason why a combination of preventative and pain management measures are taken; to manage the pain of existing nerve damage and lifestyle changes to prevent further damage. This treatment combination is often able to help patients live comfortably with neuropathy and continue to engage in the activities they love most. 

BEST Health System is the leader in neuropathy treatment, making it more accessible to patients throughout the country. Depending on the patient’s age, underlying health, and the type of neuropathy, our board-certified doctors help patients determine the best treatment path. 

The Importance of Early Treatment for Neuropathy

By seeking early intervention from a healthcare professional, patients can receive a proper diagnosis and develop a tailored treatment plan that may include medications, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, and alternative therapies to alleviate symptoms and slow down the progression of the condition. Early treatment can also help prevent complications such as falls, infections, and chronic pain associated with neuropathy. Timely management of neuropathy is key to improving outcomes and enhancing overall well-being for individuals living with this challenging condition.

Additionally, early treatment of neuropathy can help patients avoid the need for surgical intervention. When a doctor recognizes the problem early, they can recommend less invasive treatment options that are more likely to have better results. 

Lifestyle Changes and Medications to Improve Chronic Pain

 Pharmacological treatments for neuropathy symptoms typically include medications such as gabapentin, pregabalin, and tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline. These medications work by altering nerve signaling pathways to reduce pain and improve nerve function. Many of these medications are controlled substances because their depressant properties and are often abused. For this reason, at BEST we try to find alternatives to these medications to help patients experience relief without the need for serious, potentially addictive medications. 

Additionally, therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and acupuncture can help manage neuropathic symptoms by improving muscle strength, flexibility, and overall well-being. We highly encourage our patients at BEST to engage in these therapies so they can maintain function, activity, and mobility throughout treatment.

Spinal Cord Stimulation with BEST Health System

For patients who are not able to find relief through a combination of therapies and medications, they may consider surgical options. Spinal cord stimulation is a trusted therapeutic modality that prevents pain signals from reaching the brain. This means that patients will not experience the painful sensations that come as a result of their neuropathy. 
BEST Health System offers advanced spinal cord stimulation procedures with in-demand doctors leading the change for more comprehensive neuropathy care.