Neuropathy Treatment Plano, TX
Nerve damage (neuropathy) can occur anywhere in the body and for a variety of reasons. The nerves can become pinched or damaged due to inflammation, disease, or trauma.
How you experience neuropathy will depend on its cause – and, even then, symptoms can vary from person to person. Most often neuropathy causes burning, tingling, and weakness in the affected area. The motor and sensory nerves of the limbs are most often affected, which is called peripheral neuropathy.
Causes of Neuropathic Pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
It is estimated that as many as one-third of all Americans will be affected by neuropathy at some point in life.
Treatment Options for Neuropathy
Nerve pain management requires a highly individualized approach.
Dr. Michael Taba at Advanced Orthopedics offers a wide variety of treatment options for neuropathy. He will work with you to determine the best method, depending on the cause of your neuropathy, your general health and any other health issues you may have.
Treatment can range from noninvasive methods such as physical therapy and immobilization to more invasive methods like injections and surgery.
Your treatment options for neuropathy may include:
There are numerous medications that can help alleviate the pain associated with neuropathy. They include the usual suspects, such as painkillers, numbing agents, and anti-inflammatories, but also some drugs you might not immediately assume would work. These include anti-seizure medications and tricyclic antidepressants. Medication can be delivered in a variety of forms, such as oral pills, injections and topical creams.
Depending on the location of your neuropathy, a physical therapy program might include specific exercises to improve muscle strength and balance.
When conservative treatment methods fail to alleviate your neuropathy symptoms, surgery may become necessary. The type of surgery Dr. Taba performs will depend on the cause of your neuropathy. For example, for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, a release surgery – performed either in the traditional manner or using minimally invasive techniques – can bring relief
Contact Dr. Taba for Neuropathic Pain Treatments in Plano, TX
If you’re experiencing tingling or burning pain, it may indicate nerve damage. Contact Advanced Orthopedics in Plano, Texas by calling (972) 964-2626 or request an appointment online. Our providers are highly skilled and experienced in treating neuropathy.