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What can be done for neuropathy that is not caused by diabetes. There is no pain, just loss of feeling, leg strength and balance.

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In brief: Many other causes

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Emg can sort into categories and appropriate blood and urine studies be provide discovery. Need to classify by fibre size, and presence or absence of inflammation. If, in the end, no evidence of medication or toxin cause, may want to treat symptomatically with drugs such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but would not hurt to try metanx twice daily for at least a year.

In brief: Many other causes

Search for an answer may be arduous.
Emg can sort into categories and appropriate blood and urine studies be provide discovery. Need to classify by fibre size, and presence or absence of inflammation. If, in the end, no evidence of medication or toxin cause, may want to treat symptomatically with drugs such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but would not hurt to try metanx twice daily for at least a year.
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Dr. Stephen Cohen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need a diagnosis

Really need an evaluation by a physiatrist or a neurologist to determine the cause of the symptoms.
Treatment would vary widely based upon the underlying cause. Loss of feeling, balance, and leg strength could be due to cervical myelopathy (pinched spinal cord in the neck) or a multitude of other causes. But i would suggest prompt neurologic evaluation.

In brief: Need a diagnosis

Really need an evaluation by a physiatrist or a neurologist to determine the cause of the symptoms.
Treatment would vary widely based upon the underlying cause. Loss of feeling, balance, and leg strength could be due to cervical myelopathy (pinched spinal cord in the neck) or a multitude of other causes. But i would suggest prompt neurologic evaluation.
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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Family practice

You can treat it just like the neuropathy caused by diabetes.
Neurontin (gabapentin) is often used. If you have nerve damage which you may have you need to see a neurologist.

In brief: Family practice

You can treat it just like the neuropathy caused by diabetes.
Neurontin (gabapentin) is often used. If you have nerve damage which you may have you need to see a neurologist.
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

Depends on cause.
Need electro diagnostic studies, MRI cervical and lumbar to look for spinal stenosis. Possible MRI brain.

In brief: Depends

Depends on cause.
Need electro diagnostic studies, MRI cervical and lumbar to look for spinal stenosis. Possible MRI brain.
Dr. Ron Jones
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