Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy Washington DC

Peripheral neuropathy, or damage to the nerves in the hands and feet, affects an estimated twenty million Americans. Symptoms can range from mild discomfort to severe pain, but typically they first present as a change of sensation in the feet. This might feel like tingling, numbness, or burning, and it gets worse at night, affecting sleep. The pain may also increase during standing, which interferes with a patient’s daily activities.

Peripheral neuropathy has many causes. Illnesses, either autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Guillain-Barre syndrome, kidney or liver problems, and commonly, diabetes are a major cause. However, peripheral neuropathy can also be triggered by alcoholism or a poor diet, and certain medications can cause it as well, notably chemotherapy. Often, however, the cause is unknown.

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Peripheral neuropathy symptoms are commonly treated with medication. Unfortunately, this does not address the root problem- the condition of the nerves- so it is not a real solution. If you’re treating neuropathy with medication, the symptoms will return when the medicine wears off. Silver Spring Medical Center uses digitized electro analgesia therapy, to communicate with the nerves electrically and get them to function properly. Relief is fast in coming, with most patients noticing a change in as few as 6-7 treatments. The doctors at Silver Springs reevaluate periodically, to make sure that the treatment is working, because each patient is different, and it’s important to make sure the patient is getting the right therapy.

A physical medicine clinic with a leading multidisciplinary team of health professionals, Silver Spring Medical Center has served the Silver Spring and greater Washington DC communities for over 14 years. The clinic offers a comprehensive approach to physical medicine, and the capable staff is dedicated to getting you out of pain and back to your normal daily activities as quickly as possible. Treatments plans utilize physical therapy, rehabilitation, manual medicine techniques including osteopathic, physical therapy techniques, massage therapy and traditional medicine.