One of the possible complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is neuropathy, pain and functional issues caused by damaged nerves. High pressure and other issues that accompany diabetes damage nerves, usually in the lower extremities like the legs and feet. Controlling and managing diabetes and high blood pressure can help prevent diabetic neuropathy, but this is not always possible. For those who are affected by this condition, there are treatment options. Medici Spine & Pain offers effective treatment plans to manage diabetic neuropathy symptoms for a higher quality of life.
Diabetic neuropathy occurs when peripheral nerves are damaged due to high blood pressure or elevated glucose levels. When this occurs, the nerves in the affected area can lose their ability to send sensation signals to the brain. The area can feel numb and may not respond to temperature or touch. Other symptoms of diabetic neuropathy include:
- Burning pain in the affected leg or foot
- Sporadic tingling sensation
- Sharp pains or cramps
- Balance and coordination issues affecting mobility
Nerve damage cannot be reversed, but there are treatments to help manage the symptoms. Diagnosing the affected nerves is the first step in finding the right treatment plan to manage pain and improve mobility for those with diabetic neuropathy.
Treatment Options for Diabetic Nerve Damage
At Medici Spine & Pain, we utilize advanced diagnostic tools and treatments to help patients with diabetic neuropathy control pain and improve their function. Nerve conduction studies and EMGs can be used to identify the affected nerves. Treatments may include physical therapy, medication management, PENS, spinal cord stimulation and other therapies for controlling pain and physical function.
If you have nerve damage caused by diabetes and want to explore treatment options, come visit us at Medici Spine & Pain. We have clinics in the greater Atlanta area that offer treatment for diabetic neuropathy, so contact us today.