Diabetic & Peripheral Neuropathy

What is Neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition of the nervous system that typically causes numbness, tingling, burning, aching, and a variety of other symptoms. Many patients also report experiencing restless legs or throbbing, cramping pain in their hands or feet.

Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.

Poor blood circulation may also be a major contributing factor that leads to neuropathy. Diabetics are especially susceptible to neuropathy due to the damage high sugar levels may inflict on the small vessels responsible for delivering blood to the nerves. High glucose levels are believed to adversely affect the amount of oxygen provided to the nerves thus leading to neuropathy.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy is a medical term that describes the problems that occur when your nerve endings are damaged. If you have had Peripheral Neuropathy for 3 years or less, your chance of success is extremely high. If you have been diagnosed with Neuropathy or have been suffering from the symptoms below, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

Nerve Degeneration Can Cause Neuropathy

Our Goal For you

NO MORE Pain, NO MORE Numbness, NO MORE Tingling and NO MORE Burning! Most patients begin to sleep better, walk with ease, return to normal activities and start enjoying their lives again!

The most common Neuropathy Symptoms

  • Numbness
  • Muscle cramping
  • Pain or difficulty walking
  • Difficulty sleeping from discomfort
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Burning pain
  • Sharp electrical pain
  • Lack of coordination
  • Prickling or tingling feeling
  • Pins and needles sensation

Peripheral & Diabetic Neuropathy Facts

  • An estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy.
  • More than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, each with its own symptoms and prognosis.
  • Peripheral neuropathy may be either inherited or acquired through disease processes or trauma. Often however, a specific cause cannot be identified.
  • 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage that can affect sensory, motor, and autonomic nerves.
  • Peripheral nerves have the ability to regenerate axons, as long as the nerve cell itself has not died. *Source: National Institutes of Health.