Neuropathy is a term used to describe nerve damage and the symptoms associated with it. An estimated 30 million people in America suffer from neuropathy pain. Pain from neuropathy can present anywhere in the body, but is most commonly seen in the hands and feet. Peripheral Neuropathy is most common form.

Neuropathy Facts and Risk Factors:

An estimated 2.4% of the population experiences peripheral neuropathy symptoms and it’s usually associated with other chronic conditions.

  • The prevalence on peripheral neuropathy increases to 8.0% after age 65
  • Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy, and affects an estimated 60 – 70% of diabetics. It is also the number one cause of hospitalization for diabetics

Other risk factors for PN may include:

  • Immune system disorders
  • Repetitive stress
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Toxic Substances such as heavy metals, lead, mercury, exc
  • Other health related issues

Other Risk Factors of Neuropathy May Include

Since the nerves in your peripheral system have a specific function, symptoms depend on the type of nerve(s) damaged. What causes neuropathy symptoms may vary, but typical symptoms include:

  • Areas of pain can include the back, thigh, face, foot, or hands.

Pain is described as:

  • Numbness in the hands and feet
  • The feeling of wearing socks or gloves when you are not
  • Prickling, tingling, burning, or throbbing
  • Pain during activities that should not cause pain
  • Sensitivity to touch in affected area
  • Increase of pain symptoms at night
  • Digestive difficulty
  • A drop in blood pressure
  • Excessive sweating
  • Sexual dysfunction

Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy:

Effective neuropathy treatment is important to maintain an active and dependent lifestyle. Since Peripheral Neuropathy is a chronic condition, once the root cause of symptoms has been identified – the affected nerves – it can be well managed. After a thorough evaluation and diagnosis by our peripheral neuropathy expert, Dr. Sobarzo, he will create a personalized treatment plan based upon your symptoms. Symptoms can be easily masked with over the counter meds, or narcotics, but they are only a band aid to the true issue.
Conservative treatments and mobility aides, such as physical therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), a walker or cane, acupuncture, and at home exercise can help alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain but a long-term solution is available at Sobarzo MD in Katy, Texas.

When to See a Doctor:

Peripheral Neuropathy can drastically affect your daily activities and quality of life. It has many potential causes, which is why a neuropathy specialist is key for proper diagnosis. Don’t wait for things to escalate! If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, then please call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sobarzo. He has an extensive history of treating this debilitating condition and is ready to help you!

Dr. Sobarzo is a neuropathy pain management expert who has proudly been serving our community for over 30 years. 

By developing non-surgical, non-invasive protocols to treat neuropathy pain, his patients no longer have to rely on medications or failed treatments, instead they experience real solutions for neuropathy pain.

Neuropathy pain treatment in Katy, Texas is now available at Sobarzo MD.

Call now to schedule an appointment with our nerve pain specialist, Dr. Arturo Sobarzo, for neuropathy relief now.

Dr. Sobarzo and team are bilingual and ready to help you live life again, pain-free.

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