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Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a condition that results from nerve damage, which often affects your hands and feet. The condition can cause an array of unpleasant symptoms when left untreated. Life Balance Pain Care offers numerous neuropathy treatments to give you a better quality of life.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Common signs and symptoms associated with neuropathy include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Burning
  • Prickling
  • Throbbing pain
  • Shooting pain
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Feeling like you’re wearing socks or gloves
 

At the first sign of severe or ongoing neuropathy pain, see the Life Balance Pain Care team for an evaluation.

At the first sign of severe or ongoing neuropathy pain, see the Life Balance Pain Care team for an evaluation.

What are the risk factors for neuropathy?

While neuropathy can happen to anyone, some factors boost your risk of developing it. Examples include:

  • Diabetes
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Some infections
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Toxin exposure
  • Repetitive motions
  • Family history of neuropathy
  • Thyroid, liver, or kidney problems
 

Ways to reduce your risk of neuropathy discomfort include properly managing diabetes, arthritis, and chronic diseases, eating healthy foods, reducing or eliminating alcohol, not smoking, and avoiding toxin exposure. Getting regular exercise and reducing repetitive motions can also help.