Did you know that 60 to 70 percent of individuals with neuropathy have diabetes? Or that 30 to 40 percent of those suffering from the condition have received chemotherapy treatment for cancer? As for the remaining 30 percent, many of these individuals have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). But there are also other causes of neuropathy.
Patients come to your clinic for help managing the discomfort and pain of peripheral neuropathy. And they often bring a host of questions about the condition. Chief among these remains: Is neuropathy curable? These patients may experience numbness, weakness, or constant tingling sensations. These symptoms may leave patients feeling desperate for answers. Or, at the very least, in need of a plan to better manage their symptoms.
When it comes to managing neuropathic pain, patients need tailored treatment options. After all, symptoms vary significantly depending on the nerves affected by the condition. For example, some people may experience numbness while others report a pins-and-needles sensation or pain. The symptoms of neuropathy also range greatly in severity. They may become more intense over time, especially when the condition is left untreated.
Did you know that peripheral neuropathy affects more than 30 million Americans? Or that it can impact a patient’s body in many ways? That’s because the peripheral nerves include everything from sensory to motor and autonomic nerves. These nerves connect the skin, internal organs, and muscles to the spinal cord. And the pain and discomfort associated with them may get exacerbated by factors such as injury, disease, vitamin deficiencies, and inflammation.