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Peripheral Neuropathy

Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC

Pain Management Physicians located in Bellevue, WA

Peripheral neuropathy can be a disconcerting and debilitating condition, significantly affecting your quality of life. At Bellevue Pain and Wellness, we're devoted to guiding you towards reclaiming your health and well-being. Our experienced team specializes in diagnosing and treating different types of peripheral neuropathy, including alcoholic, diabetic, and idiopathic neuropathy.

Our approach to treatment is rooted in empathy, understanding the unique challenges that come with nerve pain. By employing personalized care plans, we aim to manage your symptoms, slow the progression of the condition, and improve your overall life quality. Our holistic approach incorporates medication management, targeted therapies, and lifestyle modifications to provide comprehensive and effective treatment.

Choosing [Your Clinic's Name] means choosing a team committed to your health journey. Let us help you navigate the complexities of peripheral neuropathy and regain control over your life. 

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy refers to the conditions that result when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased. These disorders can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, numbness, and weakness, particularly in the hands and feet.

Types of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy can stem from different causes, leading to various types, including:

Alcoholic Neuropathy: Long-term alcohol abuse can cause nerve damage, leading to alcoholic neuropathy. Symptoms might include muscle weakness, numbness, pain, and impaired function.

Diabetic Neuropathy: This is a common complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, resulting from high blood sugar levels damaging nerves over time. It often affects the legs and feet.

Idiopathic Neuropathy: This term is used when the cause of neuropathy is unknown. Despite extensive testing, in up to a third of cases, the cause remains unidentified.

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy symptoms can vary greatly depending on the type of nerves affected: sensory, motor, or autonomic. Common symptoms include:

  • Numbness, tingling, or prickling in the hands or feet, which can spread upward into the legs and arms
  • Sharp, throbbing or burning pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination and falling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Feeling as if you're wearing a glove or sock when you're not

Comprehensive Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy at Bellevue Pain and Wellness

We provide personalized treatment plans designed to manage symptoms and slow the progression of peripheral neuropathy.

Medication Management

Medications can be used to manage symptoms, particularly nerve pain. These may include pain relievers, anti-seizure medications, capsaicin, lidocaine patches, or certain antidepressants.

Therapy and Procedures

Physical therapy can help improve mobility, reduce pain, and increase muscle strength. Other procedures such as Spinal cord stimulators are another modality of treatment symptom management.

Lifestyle Modifications

Healthy lifestyle habits can help manage peripheral neuropathy. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, quitting smoking, and responsible alcohol use are all key strategies. For those with diabetic neuropathy, good blood sugar control is essential.

Your Health Partner in Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment

Bellevue Pain and Wellness is committed to providing comprehensive care to manage and treat peripheral neuropathy. We understand the challenges this condition can bring and offer innovative solutions that cater to each patient's unique circumstances.

Don't let peripheral neuropathy control your life. Contact us today to book a consulation.