Peripheral Neuropathy

More than 400 million people are suffering from peripheral neuropathy worldwide, and the number is expected to increase to 600+ million by 2045. Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) remains to be the most prevalent complication. In general, peripheral neuropathy is a progressive disease and can be fatal if left undiagnosed or unaddressed.

It is a common misconception that peripheral neuropathy is permanent, and you will have to learn to live with it for the rest of your life. Neuropathy pain is debilitating, keeping patients up all night and hindering them from doing even the smallest of everyday tasks. Fortunately, there is neuropathy pain solution for suitable candidates.

At Renovaire Pain Care, we offer FDA-cleared and Medicare-approved neuropathy pain treatments, resulting in life-changing consequences. Our 30+ years of pain management practice allows us to provide a non-invasive, virtually painless experience to all our patients.

Learn more about our neuropathy treatment at Renovaire Pain Care, our neuropathy pain treatment center located in Katy, Texas, and be on your way claiming a happy life.

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? A Quick Overview.

Peripheral neuropathy is a type of nerve pain or neuropathic pain, caused by nerve damage, that impacts the nervous system leading to hypersensitivities. Patients come to us with complaints of lancinating, electrical shock type of unpleasant pain in their hands, legs, ankles, or feet along with severe burning, tingling sensation, weakness, and numbness. One might also experience cardiac dysfunction, extreme weight loss, loss of sleep, infections, and other chronic ailments. Eventually, it starts involving autonomic, motor, and sensory nerves, which makes the condition life-threatening.

Therefore, when assessing patients, we first try to determine whether there is an apparent cause behind the discomfort. Peripheral neuropathies can often result from three significant reasons. The most common being acquired neuropathy that includes diabetes, cancer, chemotherapy, kidney problem, poor nutrition, B12 vitamin deficiency, vascular deficiency, alcoholism, trauma, surgery, or medications. The other two, not as common causes, include hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy.

So, we start by ruling out the above problems first. We look at the patient’s history, any previous treatments, examine the details thoroughly, and conclude the assessment comprehensively.

It is imperative for Renovaire Pain Care physicians to detect the underlying cause and advise further investigations, blood tests, or imaging. Once that is tackled, we move on to controlling the symptoms with anti-neuropathic medications and pain management therapies.

Stages of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a chronic nerve condition resulting from compression or damage to the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Since it is a progressive ailment, you must understand its different stages and pursue appropriate treatment.

Stage 1 – Pain and Numbness

It is the beginning stage where you may start feeling a bit off about your hand, feet, or leg nerves. They may somewhat infrequently get numb or pain, but not too severely. You can continue with your routine without seeking medical help.

Stage 2 – Constant Pain

With time, the soreness gets more apparent and is challenging to endure. Loss of sleep is common as pain and symptoms keep you up at night. It is the best time to talk to a specialist and allow them to assess whether it is peripheral neuropathy or another underlying health concern. It is suggested to get help before the nerve damage gets worse.

Stage 3 – Intense Pain

By now, and if you still haven’t consulted a specialist, your pain might get worse, occurring every day. Even routine tasks get difficult, impacting your quality of life. It is usually at this time that patients decide to seek help, and there is no comeback without surgical interventions.

Stage 4 – Complete Loss of Sensation

If it is a neuropathic problem and you do not seek treatment timely, the risk to complete sensory loss can increase. You might lose balance (if your feet are affected), everyday tasks can get cumbersome, and your life expectancy might also reduce.

Our Neuropathy Program

Out of the 400 million people suffering from some form of peripheral neuropathy around the world, more than 20 million are estimated to be in the United States alone. There are more than a hundred categories to this chronic nerve condition, and the pain mostly grips adults over 65. But the symptoms can onset even in your 20s.

At Renovaire Pain Care, a Neuropathy Pain Treatment Center in Katy, we offer pain relief solutions to some of the most challenging health conditions like neuropathy. Cell Stimulating Electro-Therapy, our most trusted, painless, drug-free, and innovative treatment for neuropathy. It helps regenerate nerve damage, relieve symptoms, and restore functioning while creating a healing environment within the body.

If you or someone you know has peripheral neuropathy, please come and see us at our Katy, Texas, office to understand your options. We would love to help you get back to good health and pain-free living.

Call us at 281-768-4122 to schedule an appointment with a Renovaire Pain Care expert.