Neuropathy Pain Relief in Altamonte Springs, FL
Suffering from Stabbing, Burning or Tingling? Does This Occur Mainly in Your Hands & Feet? Comprehensive Healthcare Regenerative Medicine Can Help Ease Your Pain! We are Located at 797 N State Rd 434 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Call (407) 315-2314 or Book an Appointment Online.
Do you live in the Altamonte Springs, FL area and have painful sensations of burning, tingling, or stabbing in your hands and feet? If these symptoms are persisting, you could be suffering from Neuropathy or damage to your peripheral nerves. Come to CHC Physical today and be seen by board-certified physicians who have years of experience in treating this condition. We accept most major insurances, and we are ready to serve you!
How do doctors diagnose Neuropathy?
Our doctors look at a variety of factors to diagnose this condition. They will begin looking at a detailed history of your symptoms. They will determine how much numbness you are suffering from and look for any impaired reflexes. They will also look for signs of muscle weakness. Since diabetes is often the cause of Neuropathy, blood and urine tests are often needed to check for this condition. Additional tests may be necessary to look for any vitamin or metabolic deficiencies which could be contributing to your pain. They will also look for any genetic causes or diseases that could be damaging your nerves. Finally, our doctors will examine the medications you are taking and talk with you about your alcohol intake.
Are there specific tests that will help determine if I have Neuropathy?
An electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCB) tests are often used to assess muscle and nerve function. They will test the electrical properties of your nerves to look for any abnormal readings. These tests can usually help doctors zero in on what nerves are damaged and need to receive treatment.
In some cases, a biopsy the muscle and nerve can give our doctors important information about your Neuropathy. If the cause and type of Neuropathy can be determined, better treatment can be prescribed. If there is inflammation associated with your condition a lumbar puncture, also known as a spinal tap, may also be useful
If I have Neuropathy, what treatments are available at CHC Physical?
Generally, the treatment of Neuropathy and overall prognosis relies on finding the cause of the nerve damage. For example, if there is an underlying disease damaging the nerves, like diabetes, then that disease will be treated as effectively as possible to reduce the continued nerve damage. If a vitamin deficiency or alcohol abuse causes nerve damage, instructing the patient to eat a better diet or avoiding alcohol will be prescribed. If medications are the cause of Neuropathy, then adjustments to a patient’s prescriptions are often needed.
The key to neuropathy treatment is early detection and diagnosis. The nerves can not completely regenerate in many cases, so the goal is to stop the progression of this disease. In some cases, the damage is irreversible. A patient may need physical therapy if they have suffered severe nerve damage to regain strength and avoid muscle spasms.
In some cases, surgery may be needed for Neuropathy caused by injury or nerve compression. A patient may also temporarily or permanently need mobility aids like a walker, cane, or wheelchair.
At CHC Physical, we also use Regenerative Medicine as a treatment option. We harvest amniotic and umbilical derived stem cells. These stem cells are collected from umbilical cords that are discarded after healthy births via cesarean. This painless procedure is for new mothers who donate these cells to treat a variety of conditions. We inject these stem cells into problem areas to reduce inflammation and encourage the body to repair nerve damage, therefore decreasing chronic pain. This therapy has produced excellent results in many patients, and research continues to develop this therapy to make it more effective.
How can I prevent Neuropathy?
Maintaining healthy habits goes a long way to preventing some forms of Neuropathy. Regular exercise, a proper diet, and abstaining from excessive alcohol consumption goes a long way to protecting your nerves and preventing Neuropathy. Avoiding toxic chemicals, injuries, and managing an underlying condition, like diabetes, can also help avoid Neuropathy from developing.
Where is CHC Physical located?
CHC Physical is located at 797 N State Rd 434 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. We are open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and on Tuesday and Friday from 6:30 am to 12 pm. Do you have questions, or would you like to make an appointment? Call our friendly staff today at (407) 315-2314.
We look forward to meeting you!