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Neurology Specialists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Behavioral and Therapy Services located in Coral Springs, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale, FL

Neuropathy services offered in Coral Springs, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale, FL

Do you struggle with tingling, burning pain, or numbness? If so, relief is within reach at The Neurology Institute in Coral Springs and Sunrise, Florida. The experienced neurology team finds the root cause of neuropathy pain and treats it to ease your discomfort. Call the office to learn more about the effective treatment options or schedule an appointment online today.

Neuropathy Q&A

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

The common symptoms of neuropathy include:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Burning pain
  • Weakness
  • Prickling 
  • Jabbing discomfort
  • Throbbing or sharp pain
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Reduced coordination
  • Falling down
  • Heat intolerance
  • Paralysis
  • Bowel, digestive, or bladder issues
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Excessive sweating

You might have a feeling that you’re wearing gloves or socks when you’re not. Symptoms of neuropathy vary from person to person based on the type of nerve damage you have and how severe it is.

What are the risk factors for neuropathy?

The factors that increase your risk of neuropathy include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Other autoimmune diseases
  • Infections
  • Diabetes
  • Bone marrow disorders
  • Tumors 
  • Kidney or liver diseases
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Toxin exposure
  • Alcoholism
  • Nerve injuries
  • Some medications
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Repetitive motions
  • Family history of neuropathy

Sometimes the cause of neuropathy isn’t known. If it’s possible to pinpoint its cause, The Neurology Institute team does so before tailoring your treatment plan.

Ways to reduce the chance of developing neuropathy include taking steps to avoid injuries, eating nutritious foods, and getting regular exercise. 

How does my provider diagnose neuropathy?

Your neurologist can diagnose neuropathy after reviewing your lifestyle habits, medical history, and symptoms. They check your vital signs, complete physical and neurological exams, and often recommend diagnostic tests.

Your provider may order nerve-function testing, blood tests, a CT scan, an MRI, or another imaging procedure. You might also need a nerve or skin biopsy.

How is neuropathy treated?

The most common treatments for neuropathy or its underlying cause include:

  • Oral medicines
  • Topical treatments
  • Diabetes treatments
  • Not smoking
  • Eating nutritious foods
  • Getting regular exercise 
  • Maintaining an ideal body weight
  • Dietary supplements
  • Avoiding excess alcohol
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Plasma exchanges
  • Immune globulin therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Surgery

You may need more than one neuropathy treatment to obtain the most relief from nerve damage. The Neurology Institute team tailors each treatment based on your preferences, lifestyle, and symptoms. 

To get treated for neuropathy, call The Neurology Institute office or use the online scheduler today.