Peripheral Neuropathy



Peripheral neuropathy is a chronic painful condition that can affect the small and large nerves in the body. There are many different kinds of peripheral neuropathy with many different causes. Peripheral neuropathies can be caused by Diabetes, alcoholism, chronic ankle edema or poor nutrition to the nerves as well as many auto-immune diseases. NCV/EMG testing may help to diagnose the condition and differentiate the nerve pain from radiculopathy. There are many different treatment modalities which focus on returning nutrition back to the nerve. Physical therapy modality known as microvas has been very effective for helping to alleviate the nerve pain. Nutritional supplementation plays a key role to bring important nutrients to the small nerve fibers. If the pain is localized to a single nerve, injection therapy may be an option.