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Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas

Neuropathy & Pain Management located in Addison, TX

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, more than 20 million Americans have some type of peripheral neuropathy. At Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas in Addison, Texas, help is available through innovative and customized treatment plans. If you’re searching for relief from peripheral neuropathy and want to avoid drug therapy or surgery, schedule an appointment online or by phone today. We see patients in and around the DFW Metroplex.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Your nervous system is comprised of your central nervous system, which includes your brain and spinal cord, and your peripheral nervous system, which includes the extensive network of nerves that extend to the rest of your body.

Some of your peripheral nerves form your autonomic nervous system and regulate numerous body functions without your conscious involvement. This includes things like your heartbeat, breathing, and digestion.

Other peripheral nerves form your somatic nervous system and carry sensory data to and from your central nervous system. This includes nerves that communicate the relaxing sensations of a massage, for example, as well as the pain of something like a bee sting.

Peripheral neuropathy is a term used to describe nerve damage and the accompanying health issues that follow. There are many ways this nerve damage can manifest, all of which can be troubling to experience.

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Any changes in the way you experience sensory stimuli should be a cause for concern. Some of the more common symptoms of neuropathy can include:

  • Sudden sharp, stabbing, freezing, or burning pain
  • Slowly developing sensations of prickling or tingling
  • Numbness, or lack of sensation
  • Changes in your coordination
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis

If you notice any of these changes, schedule a diagnostic exam right away at Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas to determine the source of your problem and find out if treatment is needed. Addressing nerve damage in the earliest stages can often help you avoid serious health problems later on.

What causes peripheral neuropathy?

Many different things can impact your body’s ability to process sensory data, including:

  • Heavy drinking
  • Inherited disorders
  • Trauma to nerve tissue
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Tumors
  • Infections
  • Certain medications

As you can see, some of these causal factors are within your control, while others aren’t.

If you’re experiencing signs of neuropathy, book an appointment at Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas today. Online scheduling allows you to book a visit from home, any time of day or night. You’re also welcome to reach out to the office staff by phone to check availability.