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What's the best treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

What's the best treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

Depends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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What are the treatment Of peripheral neuropathy cause be alcoholic ?

What are the treatment Of peripheral neuropathy  cause be alcoholic ?

Vitamins/therapy: Obviously begin by eliminating all alcohol intake, vitamin therapy can include an oral B complex, B-12 injections or sublingual(under the tongue dissolving tablets) B-12, Physical therapy including a series of MLS laser treatments can be helpful too. Prescription medications such a gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) if painful and interfering with sleep or daily activities but often have side effects. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

What is the treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

Treating hereditary neuropathy: Many age old treatments exist, but don't' have the pizzazz of more pharmaceutical treatments popular today. Efa's, such as in coconut, flax, hemp, etc oils all provide nutrition to nerves. B-complex vitamins have been proven over many years, as well as high dose Alpha lipoic acid. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for my painful peripheral neuropathy?

What is the best treatment for my painful peripheral neuropathy?

Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more

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What causes peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman? What is treatment?

What causes peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman?  What is treatment?

Diabetes, chemothera: Py, alchohol abuse, renal failure and the list goes on. Is it focal or regional, do you have other medical conditions etc. Would only be the beggining of the medical history questions your physician would ask. In some cases rremoving the offending agent or cause may reverse the damage, in other cases there is only symptomatic treatment. Please discuss this in depth with your physician. ...Read more

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Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

see details: The symptoms are usually chronic and not intermittent. The treatment depends somewhat on the cause. Meds such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help as well as treating any underlying cause. ...Read more

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How do I identify peripheral neuropathy? If that's what it is, how should I go about finding the cause so i can seek the right treatment?

How do I identify peripheral neuropathy? If that's what it is, how should I go about finding the cause so i can seek the right treatment?

EMG/NCS: The best way at this point is to see a neurologist and have an emg/nerve conduction study done. Cause is difficult - u may never know, medication induced, traumatic or metabolic (ex-diabetes) good luck. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help the numbness of Peripheral Neuropathy? I was offered no treatment.

Is there anything to help the numbness of Peripheral Neuropathy?  I was offered no treatment.

Neurontin/ lyrica (pregabalin): There is no treatment, but palliation is availbale with lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin It won't make it go away but will take the edge off in many patients. When they think that it isn't working they will stop, but usually decide to stay on it for the modest relief Many patients feel they prefer not to treat it. ...Read more

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Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Neuropathy: No specific treatments at this time. The treatment usually begins with medications in the antidepressant or anticonvulsant categories. A nerve test Is performed to determine the type of peripheral nerve and the extent of the injury. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation may help too. Compound creams applied to the affected areas can provide significant relief. ...Read more

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My dr told me i may have ischemic peripheral neuropathy. This scared me. What is it and is there a treatment? Is it progressive and fatal line bergers

My dr told me i may have ischemic peripheral neuropathy. This scared me. What is it and is there a treatment? Is it progressive and fatal line bergers

Ischemic neuropathy.: Ischemic neuropathy is caused by a loss of blood flow to the nerves. The real question is why there was a loss of blood flow. Your doctor needs to identify why this problem developed. Once you know why there is a blood flow problem, you will then know how serious your condition is. ...Read more

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Does NMDA receptor encephalitis have anything to do with peripheral neuropathy pain? What are the tests for encephalitis? Treatment?

No: Nmda encephalitis is rare and life threatening. No relation to peripheral neuropathy. There is a specific blood test for nmda encephalitis . Treatment is supportive. ...Read more

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I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet.  Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

Peripheral neuropath: The treatment of peripheral neuropathy relies heavily on the cause of the nerve damage. The pain of the neuropathy usually controlled with medications. Treatment with the electrical stimulation fields has been investigated and analgesic benefits have been reported, but not consistent. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy spread? I have sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet.It has not responded to standard treatment of several meds.I think its speading into my hands.My hands are numb and painful

Can neuropathy spread? I have sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet.It has not responded to standard treatment of several meds.I think its speading into my hands.My hands are numb and painful

More neuropathy: There are many types of neuropathies. One type is sometimes called a small fiber neuropathy and tends to occur in the feet first but over time it can start to involve the fingers and hands. Generally there are no cures for neuropathies but there are number of therapies that can generally reduce symptoms by as much as 50% . You may want to talk to your doctor to determine if you're on the optimal dose of the current medication ...Read more

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Which treatments are most highly recommended for peripheral neuropathy?

Many different ways: To treat. However, controlling the underneath issues is paramount in treatment of neuropathy. If you have pain, you can discuss with you physician medications like effexor, cymbalta, Gabapentin and Lyrica (pregabalin) to see if any of these medications are a viable option for you depending on your medical history. Also ask about topical pain medications, especially ones containing ketamine, which can help alot. ...Read more

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What if all the treatments for peripheral neuropathy don't work, what then? Is there still hope?

What if all the treatments for peripheral neuropathy don't work, what then?  Is there still hope?

Treatment: I'm not sure what treatment you received before. The treatment of peripheral neuropathy depends mainly on the causes. Some of the treatment including physical therapy, medications such as anti-seizures, antidepressants, topical cream, injections such as nerve block, spinal cord stimulation. Please see a pain specialist for evaluation. Spinal cord stimulation seems effective in many cases. ...Read more

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Does peripheral neuropathy go away on its own? What are some treatments?

Does peripheral neuropathy go away on its own? What are some treatments?

If chronic NO: If immune related, might respond to IVIG or steroids. If due to diabetes, treatment with medical food containing biologically active B vitamins, plus good control of diabetes helps. If due to alcohol/ nutritional factors, thiamine plus Lyrica (pregabalin) helps. Many other scenarios, these are examples, and hopefully will be encouraging. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for peripheral neuropathy in feet?

Many treatments: Unfortunately there are many treatments and best depends on what stage of neuropathy exists.See a doctor to help determine what is best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

A generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more