If you’re one of the 20 million people in the United States living with chronic pain from neuropathy, you can get the help you need at Interventional Spine and Pain Institute. Michael Esposito, MD, is a pain management specialist offering customized treatment plans for neuropathy. He provides pain-relieving medications and regenerative therapies to improve your quality of life and protect your peripheral nerves from further damage. To request an appointment, call the office in Vero Beach, Florida, or book online today.
Neuropathy describes damage to your peripheral nervous system. Your brain and spinal cord make up your central nervous system. Your peripheral nerves help the rest of your body function and are classified into three categories:
Sensory nerves provide sensations to your body and make it possible for you to recognize pain, changes in temperature, and experience touch.
Your motor nerves are responsible for controlling movements in your muscles.
The autonomic nerves control important functions you do subconsciously. These nerves regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, bladder function, and digestion.
Damage to these nerves can result from an injury from an auto accident or a fall. You may also develop neuropathy because of underlying medical conditions, like autoimmune diseases or metabolic disorders.
Diabetes is one of the most common causes of neuropathy. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels can ultimately destroy structures in your nerves and lead to a variety of symptoms that interfere with your quality of life.
The symptoms of neuropathy depend on which of your peripheral nerves have damage. In general, neuropathy can cause:
If left untreated, neuropathy can worsen and lead to a disability. If you experience any of the symptoms related to nerve damage, request a diagnostic evaluation with the team at Interventional Spine and Pain Institute.
With the right treatment, you can slow the progression of neuropathy and protect yourself from further nerve damage.
Initial treatment for neuropathy may involve medications to relieve pain and inflammation. If over-the-counter medicines don’t work well for you, you may need a prescription-strength pain reliever.
The team at Interventional Spine and Pain Institute also offers regenerative medicine therapy using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells. PRP is found naturally in your blood and contains special growth factors. These growth factors stimulate your body to produce new cells to repair damaged nerves. Stem cells are sourced from your fatty tissues and bone marrow, and they’re able to generate into any type of cell — bone, nerve, and soft tissue.
Regenerative medicine injections can relieve pain and inflammation that are common with neuropathy and help you heal faster and more efficiently. Regenerative therapy can also lessen numbness and weakness to improve your mobility and quality of life.
To find out more about available treatment options for neuropathy pain, call Interventional Spine and Pain Institute or request a diagnostic evaluation online today.