Up to 20 million Americans suffer from neuropathy due to diabetes, autoimmune disease, and other health problems. At his practice in Kyle, Floresville, La Vernia, and Gonzales, Texas, fellowship-trained interventional pain management specialist Eric Miller, MD, offers cutting-edge care for neuropathy with multi-wave locked system (MLS) laser therapy and other minimally invasive treatments. Call the office of Dr. Eric Miller, MD, today to schedule neuropathy treatment, or book your appointment online.
It’s likely. Neuropathy refers to several nerve diseases that affect the function of the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves). Nerve damage affects your nerves’ ability to communicate effectively with your brain, triggering various uncomfortable symptoms.
There’s no cure for neuropathy, but intervention and treatment can slow its progression, relieve symptoms, and improve your quality of life.
Neuropathy symptoms include:
As neuropathy worsens, you might develop bowel and bladder problems or blurry vision.
Yes. If you develop any symptoms listed above that last a week or longer, contact Dr. Miller immediately. The sooner you receive a diagnosis, the sooner you can take steps to stop the damage from worsening.
Though anyone can develop neuropathy, it’s most common in people with underlying medical conditions, like diabetes, poor circulation, and vitamin or nutrient deficiencies.
Dr. Miller reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including what they feel like, where they occur, and if they’re worse at certain times. Then, he completes a physical and a neurological exam, checking your reflexes, muscle strength, and balance.
If he suspects you have neuropathy, Dr. Miller orders several diagnostic tests, including blood work and an electromyogram. Blood work analyzes your blood for potential toxins or nutrient imbalances, while an electromyogram measures your muscle’s response to electrical stimulation.
Dr. Miller treats neuropathy using a conservative and integrative approach. He might suggest:
Dr. Miller often encourages healthy lifestyle changes alongside these treatments. For example, if diabetes is responsible for your neuropathy, it’s critical to exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, and take steps to keep your blood sugar in check.
Call the office of Dr. Eric Miller, MD, today to explore the treatments for neuropathy, or book your appointment online.