Neuropathic pain, or neuropathy, is different from other types of pain, so it requires a special approach. At Centennial Spine and Pain, with offices on Decatur Boulevard and Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada, the team of neuropathy specialists offers interventional pain management procedures customized for your symptoms. Call the office in your area or book an appointment online.
Neuropathy is another word for nerve damage that occurs because of disease or injury. It can occur in both your central nervous system (the spinal cord and brain) and your peripheral nervous system (all the other nerves in your body).
There are hundreds of types of neuropathy, including over 100 types of peripheral neuropathy alone. Neuropathy can cause wide-ranging symptoms based on the types of nerves it occurs in.
Neuropathy symptoms can occur in:
Your sensory nerves are those that transmit pain signals. Sensory nerve damage can cause serious pain, and may also lead to other uncomfortable issues, like pins-and-needles sensations, burning, and numbness.
Your motor nerves send messages to your muscles. If your motor nerves sustain damage, you may experience muscle weakness, wasting, cramping, and other issues.
Your autonomic nerves control your organs, so they regulate your breathing, heart rate, and other crucial bodily functions. Damage in these nerves can cause a wide range of issues, depending on the specific nerves involved. These symptoms may include problems like urinary issues, digestive difficulties, dizziness, and fainting.
Centennial Spine and Pain offers effective solutions for most symptoms related to neuropathy.
Neuropathy treatment requires an accurate diagnosis, so the Centennial Spine and Pain team starts with detailing your medical history and conducting a physical exam and testing to find the underlying causes of your nerve damage.
They'll then recommend a treatment plan that strategically addresses the cause of your neuropathy. Your treatment may include:
In most cases, neuropathy affects the peripheral nerves in your legs, feet, and toes. But, nerve damage isn't the only condition that can cause issues in your feet.
Two common foot issues that the Centennial Spine and Pain team also treats include COVID feet and diabetic foot neuromas. COVID feet is a condition that causes painful, swollen, and often bruised toes. Diabetic foot neuromas are noncancerous tumors that occur when a nerve grows pinched between your toes.
Neuropathic pain can be very challenging because it doesn't always respond to pain relief in the same way that other types of pain do. The experienced team understands the intricacies of neuropathy, and they provide the treatment you need to overcome the uncomfortable symptoms.
Call the Centennial Spine and Pain office nearest you or book an appointment online for effective relief from neuropathy.