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Alleviate Pain

Raviinder S. Parmar, MD

Pain Management Physician located in St Petersburg, FL

Neuropathy refers to pain and miscommunication between the central nervous system and the rest of your body. It causes pain or numbness in your limbs, hands, feet, and even other parts of your body. Pain medicine specialist Dr. Raviinder S. Parmar at Alleviate Pain in Pinellas Park, Florida, provides comprehensive treatment for the pain associated with neuropathy so you can effectively get back to work and the activities you love. Call or use the online booking tool to set up an appointment with Dr. Parmar today to get your neuropathy pain under control.

Neuropathy Q & A

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Neuropathy often develops over time, and signs you may have it include:

  • Numbness or pins-and-needles sensations in your feet or hands that often radiate into your arms and legs
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Throbbing, jabbing pain

Because neuropathy can cause a loss of sensation, you may be more likely to accidentally burn or injure yourself seriously, causing additional complications.

You may experience one of four types of neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the nerves of the extremities, such as the legs, hands, and feet, are affected. Cranial neuropathy is when one of the 12 crania nerves experience damage, affecting your eyes or ears. When something happens to the nerves of your involuntary nervous system, which controls circulation and the heart, as well as digestion and bladder function, you have autonomic neuropathy. You may also be diagnosed with focal neuropathy when the symptoms are isolated to one group of nerves or a single nerve.

What causes neuropathy?

Autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Sjogren’s syndrome, may be responsible for your neuropathy symptoms. Diabetes is another major cause -- more than half of people with diabetes develop some form of the condition. You may also suffer neuropathy due to vitamin deficiencies, certain medications, infections, or inherited disorders.

You may suffer from polyneuropathy, in which multiple nerves are affected, or mononeuropathy, in which just one nerve is affected, such as with carpal tunnel syndrome.

How is neuropathy pain treated?

Dr. Parmar offers a comprehensive treatment plan for neuropathy symptoms. These include ultrasound-guided nerve injections that allow Dr. Parmar to precisely inject medication close to the affected nerves, effectively disrupting pain signals to the brain. Spine injections and epidurals help nerve pain related to spinal compression or disc issues. He can also suggest a spinal cord stimulator.

If you have pain and discomfort associated with neuropathy, consult Dr. Parmar of Alleviate Pain as he offers comprehensive treatments to help you manage the condition. Call the office or book an appointment online today.