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Neuropathy Specialist

Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists -  - Pain Management

Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists

Pain Management and Regenerative Medicine located in Northern Virginia

More than 20 million Americans live with peripheral neuropathy, a chronic condition with no known cure that’s often caused by diabetic nerve pain and other medical issues. John Huffman, MD, at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Arlington, Virginia, provides customized and comprehensive treatments for peripheral neuropathy to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. Call the office or request a consultation online today to get the expert care you need.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy develops when damage to your peripheral nerves disrupts the messages sent to other parts of your body. This chronic condition causes symptoms like pain, numbness, and tingling sensations in your hands or feet. You might also have trouble holding objects or have muscle weakness or instability that affects your balance.

A variety of health conditions and injuries contribute to peripheral nerve damage, including:

  • Alcoholism
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Medications
  • Infections
  • Vitamin deficiencies

Early diagnosis is critical to controlling your existing symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves. The team at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists takes your pain and symptoms seriously, and they provide the rapid diagnosis and treatment you need to maintain an active and healthy life.

What is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetes complications cause up to 70% of peripheral neuropathy diagnosis. When you have diabetes, and your blood sugar levels are high, it causes damage to the nerves in your hands and feet. Over time, high blood sugar levels also damage your eyes, kidneys, and heart.

If left untreated, as your disease progresses, it eventually damages your skin, and you lose feeling in your hands and feet. This can lead to severe foot problems because not only is your skin more susceptible to injury, but it's also less likely to heal on its own, meaning you’re less likely to notice a minor injury. As a result, your risk of foot problems and foot ulcers increases.

How is neuropathy treated?

The team at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists offers a variety of treatment options to control your peripheral neuropathy symptoms and prevent further nerve damage. Their goal is to help you lead a pain-free life with therapies that address the underlying causes and contributing factors to your condition as well as relieve your symptoms.

Dr. Huffman takes a non-invasive approach to treating peripheral neuropathy instead of relying on pain medication. Treatments increase circulation to your hands, feet, and anywhere else you experience nerve pain and other symptoms.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Low-level light therapy (LLLT)
  • Vibration therapy
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Anti-inflammatory nutrition plans
  • Applicable nutrition supplements

If you’re living with peripheral neuropathy and would like Dr. Huffman to help you not only find relief from your symptoms but also improve your overall wellness, consider the team at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.