Neuropathy /Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Peripheral Neuropathy is damage or disease affecting nerves, which may affect sensation, movement, gland or organ function, and other aspects of health, depending on the type of nerve affected. Peripheral neuropathy may be chronic or acute. Acute neuropathies demand urgent diagnosis.  Peripheral neuropathies may be classified according to the type of nerve predominantly involved, or by the underlying cause. Common causes of neuropathy include systemic diseases, vitamin deficiency, certain medications, traumatic injury, excessive alcohol consumption, immune system disease, or infection. It can also be inherited.

Neuropathy may cause painful cramps, fine muscle twitching, muscle loss, bone degeneration, and changes in the skin, hair, and nails. Additionally, motor neuropathy may cause impaired balance and coordination or, most commonly, muscle weakness. Sensory neuropathy may cause numbness to touch and vibration, poor coordination and balance, reduced sensitivity to temperature change and pain, spontaneous tingling or burning pain, or severe pain from normally non-painful stimuli, such as light touch. Autonomic neuropathy may produce diverse symptoms, depending on the affected glands and organs, but common symptoms are poor bladder control, abnormal blood pressure or heart rate, and reduced ability to sweat normally.

If you feel you may be suffering from neuropathy, make an appointment to come see us at Integrated Pain Solutions today. We can help you get out of pain and go on to live your life pain free.

Our friendly staff at IPSSF is prepared to provide you with excellent services at both our East Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise, Florida locations.