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Neuropathy services offered in the greater Pasadena, CA area

Up to 20 million American adults have neuropathy, a type of permanent nerve damage. The team specializes in neuropathy treatment at Health Advantage Physical Medicine in Pasadena, California. Providers use a conservative and minimally invasive approach that prevents the condition from worsening while providing lasting relief. Call Health Advantage Physical Medicine today to schedule neuropathy treatment, or book your appointment online. 

Neuropathy Q & A

My feet feel numb and tingly — could it be neuropathy?

It’s possible. Neuropathy is a blanket term for several diseases that damage the nerves outside of your brain and spinal cord. If your nerves don’t work normally, they can’t send sensory information to your brain, which can cause various symptoms, including weakness, numbness, and pain.

Neuropathy affects people of all backgrounds, but it’s particularly common in patients with diabetes and other medical conditions that affect circulation. Don’t wait to seek treatment If you’re concerned about having neuropathy. 

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Neuropathy symptoms include:

  • Numbness, prickling, or tingling in the hands and/or feet
  • Lack of coordination and falling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Sharp jabbing or burning pain
  • Feeling like you’re wearing gloves or socks

As the nerve damage worsens, you might have problems controlling your bladder and bowels or experience excessive sweating.

When should I see a physical medicine specialist about neuropathy?

Make an appointment at Health Advantage Physical Medicine if you develop tingling, numbness, or pain in your hands or feet. In addition, if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or another chronic condition that affects your circulation, don’t delay seeing your chiropractor to obtain expertise and treatment recommendations.

How does a physical medicine specialist diagnose neuropathy?

Practitioners review your medical records and ask about your symptoms and lifestyle, including if you drink alcohol or have a family history of neurological disease. Next, a neurological exam

checks your tendon reflexes, muscle tone, and ability to feel certain sensations. These tests provide key insights into your condition and help him determine the best treatment. 

Lab tests like blood work and nerve function tests can identify nutritional deficiencies and diseases like diabetes, or reveal insight into your muscle’s electrical activity. 

If testing confirms that you have neuropathy, your practitioner develops a personalized treatment plan.

How does a physical medicine specialist treat neuropathy?

Neuropathy is treated using a conservative and minimally invasive approach. Some available options include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Spinal decompression
  • Functional medicine
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Often, it takes a combination of two or more treatments to achieve lasting relief. Follow all provided instructions and attend each of your scheduled checkups.

Call Health Advantage Physical Medicine today to explore the treatment options for neuropathy or book your appointment online.