North of Atlanta Pain Clinic
Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Duluth, GA
Numbness and tingling associated with neuropathy are often uncomfortable and can indicate a more serious problem. At North of Atlanta Pain Clinic in Duluth, Georgia, the experienced pain management specialists led by Jae Yoo, MD, can diagnose neuropathy (nerve pain) and treat it to relieve unpleasant symptoms. Call the office and consult with a friendly staff member to schedule an appointment or book online today.
Neuropathy Q & A
What is neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a condition that results from nerve damage, which often affects your hands and feet. The condition can cause an array of unpleasant symptoms when left untreated. North of Atlanta Pain Clinic offers numerous neuropathy treatments to give you a better quality of life.
What are the symptoms of neuropathy?
Common signs and symptoms associated with neuropathy include:
- Temperature sensitivity
- Throbbing pain
- Shooting pain
- Touch sensitivity
- Muscle weakness
- Lack of coordination
- Feeling like you’re wearing socks or gloves
At the first sign of severe or ongoing neuropathy pain, see the North of Atlantic Pain Clinic team for an evaluation.
What are the risk factors for neuropathy?
While neuropathy can happen to anyone, some factors boost your risk of developing it. Examples include:
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Alcohol abuse
- Some infections
- Autoimmune diseases
- Toxin exposure
- Repetitive motions
- Family history of neuropathy
- Thyroid, liver, or kidney problems
Ways to reduce your risk of neuropathy discomfort include properly managing diabetes, arthritis, chronic diseases, eating healthy foods, reducing or eliminating alcohol, not smoking, and avoiding toxin exposure. Getting regular exercise and reducing repetitive motions can also help.
How does my doctor diagnose neuropathy?
To find out if you have neuropathy, your pain management specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical examination, including a neurological examination, paying close attention to painful, numb, or tingling areas of your body.
Your North of Atlanta Pain Clinic provider might suggest blood tests, nerve function tests, CT scans, MRIs, other imaging procedures, or nerve or skin biopsies.
What are my neuropathy treatment options?
Common treatments for neuropathy pain include:
Home remedies include taking care of your feet, getting regular exercise, not smoking, eating healthy foods, avoiding excessive alcohol, and keeping blood sugar levels under control.
Taking certain medications can reduce discomfort caused by neuropathy. Medicated creams can help, too.
Stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections stimulate your body’s natural healing ability.
Physical therapy exercises, stretches, and massage at North of Atlanta Pain Clinic can relieve nerve pressure, reduce neuropathy pain, and prevent future problems.
Heating nerves using radiofrequency ablation can reduce pain signals and discomfort with a minimally invasive approach.
If other treatments haven’t worked, North of Atlanta Pain Clinic physicians may suggest a surgical procedure to reduce numbness, tingling, or burning pain.
Don’t live with neuropathy discomfort when simple treatments available at North of Atlanta Pain Clinic can provide relief. Call the office and consult with a friendly staff member to schedule an appointment or book online today.