Neuropathy is a chronic condition that can lead to nerve damage, causing numbness, pain, tingling sensations, and muscle weakness. If you’re having symptoms of neuropathy, visit Southern Interventional Pain Center in Thomasville, Georgia, and Lake City and Tallahassee, Florida. Pain management physician Max Shokat, DO, and his skilled team can diagnose and treat your condition. Call the office today or book an appointment online to get the relief you need.

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What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a disease of the nerves, causing damage to your peripheral nervous system, affecting your arms, hands, legs, and feet.

When your peripheral nerves experience deterioration or harm, the communication pathway between your limbs and brain gets disrupted. This means if you experience an injury, such as a burn, cut, or bruising, you might not feel anything.

Dr. Shokat is an expert in pain management who can examine your condition, give you a diagnosis, and treat your issue with a customized plan, using the latest, state-of-the-art technology to get you the best outcome.

What causes neuropathy?

Neuropathy includes several types of conditions with different symptoms and reasons for the cause. What you personally experience might be different from others, depending on your diagnosis.

Common causes of neuropathy include:

  • Nerve pressure from a herniated disc
  • Blood sugar fluctuations
  • Kidney failure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tumors or growths
  • Genetically inherited disorders
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Chemotherapy

Regardless of neuropathy’s cause, without proper treatment, your condition can worsen and result in permanent nerve damage. That’s why it’s important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shokat at Southern Interventional Pain Center as soon as you notice symptoms of neuropathy. Getting treatment can change your condition for the better.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Depending on the nerve or nerves affected, your symptoms can vary.

You might experience:

Numbness in your limbs Pain Tingling Lack of coordination Loss of bladder function Sensitivity to touch Sensitivity to temperatures Muscle weakness Sexual dysfunction

Although rare, neuropathy can cause fluctuations in your blood pressure, making you feel dizzy and light-headed. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, visit Southern Interventional Pain Center for an evaluation.

How is neuropathy treated?

Dr. Shokat offers the latest treatments for neuropathy:

  • Botox® injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Nerve blocks and injections
  • Numbing creams
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

He might also recommend physical therapy sessions to help with muscle weakness. The goal is to get your functionality back and give you relief as quickly as possible. To schedule a consultation about neuropathy at Southern Interventional Pain Center today, call or use the convenient online booking tool.

We see patients in the following cities: Thomasville, GA , Lake City, FL & Tallahassee, FL. Call us to book your appointment today.