Peripheral Neuropathy

Feb 26, 2021

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

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Peripheral neuropathy:

It’s a common misconception among the medical community and the lake community that peripheral neuropathy is permanent and so people are very upset when they hear that peripheral neuropathy pain is going to be with them forever and they’re often treated by narcotic medication, anti-seizure medication, and antidepressants injections.¬†

All types of different modalities that usually fail and the pain from neuropathy can be debilitating patients also suffer keeps them up at night have trouble sleeping but fortunately, despite the misconception, there are procedures in the lower extremity that we can do that will reverse the symptoms and the pain of peripheral neuropathy ninety percent of the time in the appropriate patient this includes diabetic peripheral neuropathy, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and other types of neuropathy.

Usually, the diagnosis is made and the confirmation that the patient is a candidate for the procedure is made with a physical exam one can also confirm that further sometimes with nerve conduction studies but most of it one can tell on initial evaluation with a physical exam and then assuming the patient is healthy and able to undergo the procedure. it’s an outpatient procedure that’s done in a surgery center takes about 45 minutes there are three or four incisions and the patient has stitches in place for two weeks postoperatively and usually, the pain from the neuropathy is gone when they wake up and if they’ve had numbness associated with the neuropathy they’re very happy to see that they can again feel their feet in the recovery room it happens that quickly and so it’s a very rewarding procedure.

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