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Neuropathy services offered in Flower Mound and Alliance/Keller, Fort Worth, TX

Pain from a damaged or inflamed nerve can diminish your ability to move comfortably. As an experienced pain management specialist, Sathya Bhandari, MD, treats many neuropathy cases at Liberty Pain Associates in Flower Mound and Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Bhandari uses evidence-based treatments, such as peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) and spinal cord stimulation (SCS) to relieve pain and restore function. Call the nearest office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Neuropathy Q&A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy refers to nerve damage or inflammation. Dysfunctional nerves can cause a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms, including chronic pain and tingling in the hands or feet. Without a proper diagnosis and care plan, the condition often worsens.

At Liberty Pain Associates, Dr. Bhandari can help evaluate your condition and determine the best approach to relieve your pain.

What are the signs and symptoms of neuropathy?

If you have neuropathy, you may experience symptoms like:

  • Shock-like pain
  • Throbbing or burning sensation
  • Tingling 
  • Numbness or weakness in the arms or legs
  • Muscle cramps or spasms
  • Sensitivity to touch

Walking can also be uncomfortable with neuropathy. Muscle weakness and numbness in your legs or feet may affect your coordination.

What causes neuropathy?

Many conditions can cause neuropathy, such as:

  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Lyme disease
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Certain medications
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Vitamin deficiencies

Peripheral neuropathy commonly occurs as a result of diabetes. This chronic condition causes glucose (sugar) to build in the blood and damage the blood vessel walls. Over time, diabetes can irritate the nerves in your extremities, particularly your legs and feet.

Because neuropathy causes numbness and tingling, it can be especially dangerous for patients with diabetes. The condition slows the body’s natural healing process. If you have a small cut or open wound on your feet, you may not feel it. The wound may not heal properly, leading to infection. 

The sooner you seek treatment for neuropathy at Liberty Pain Associates, the better your outcome may be.

What are the treatments for neuropathy?

At Liberty Pain Associates, Dr. Bhandari uses the most advanced treatments to reduce the symptoms of neuropathy, including:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is an element in your blood that contains growth factors. To harness PRP, Dr. Bhandari draws your blood and places it in a centrifuge. Next, she uses ultrasound guidance to inject the PRP into the space surrounding your damaged nerves.

Peripheral nerve and spinal cord stimulation

Stimulation devices use electrical impulses to interfere with pain signals. Dr. Bhandari inserts the device near your spinal cord or near your peripheral nerves to minimize pain. The procedure is minimally invasive and allows you to control the impulses with a remote.

Call Liberty Pain Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about therapies for neuropathy.

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