What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy refers to numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain (typically in the hands and feet) from damage to the peripheral nerves (the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord). Peripheral neuropathy can sometimes affect other areas of the body including your circulation, urinary tract, and digestive tract.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from infections, traumatic injuries, exposure to toxins, or inherited causes. Diabetes is one of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy. If you’re living with peripheral neuropathy, you may experience pain that’s burning, tingling, or stabbing.
The good news is that, if you’re living with peripheral neuropathy, there are treatment options to help you manage your pain. At APEX Neuropathy & Pain Centers, we offer neuropathy injections for pain management to help you improve your quality and enjoyment of life.
What Are Neuropathy Injections?
Our neuropathy injections at APEX Neuropathy & Pain Centers are a type of medication that’s injected close to the affected nerves. This medication helps to block the nerves, relieving pain symptoms by disrupting the nerves’ signals to the brain.
Patients may receive neuropathy injections three to six times in a 12-month period depending on our medical team’s recommendations. The effects of neuropathy injections are short-term, but they can be highly effective for relief, especially when combined with physical therapy. Physical therapy for peripheral neuropathy can help to reduce the effect your symptoms have on your activities and movements, which can help to improve your quality of life.
Contact Us Today
If you’re interested in learning more about neuropathy injections and treatments for neuropathyor you’re looking to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact our medical team at APEX Neuropathy & Pain Centers today. We’re dedicated to providing quality patient services, and we’re available to answer any questions you may have about our pain management and treatment options.