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Neuropathy Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Spokane Valley, Kennewick, & Richland, WA

Numbness, tingling, and burning associated with neuropathy can feel debilitating and might be the sign of an underlying medical problem. The pain management specialists at Lynx Healthcare in Spokane Valley, Kennewick, and Richland, Washington, can diagnose and treat neuropathy to ease unpleasant symptoms and give you a better quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Lynx Healthcare by phone or online for neuropathy pain relief today.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy results from nerve damage. It has numerous causes and can lead to unpleasant symptoms, especially in your hands and feet. Neuropathy might occur because of a chronic medical problem, trauma, infection, injury, or disease. Treatment from Lynx Healthcare specialists can offer you relief.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Neuropathy can cause a wide array of unpleasant symptoms, including:

  • Numbness
  • Prickling
  • Tingling
  • Throbbing pain
  • Burning
  • Sharp, jabbing pain
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lack of coordination

If the cause of neuropathy isn’t addressed, symptoms might start out mild and progressively get worse over time.

What causes neuropathy?

The reason neuropathy develops isn’t always known. Diabetes is a common cause of the condition. Other factors that can contribute to neuropathy pain include vitamin deficiencies, nerve trauma, autoimmune diseases, and infections.

Inherited problems, tumors, bone marrow disorders, thyroid issues, and kidney or liver diseases, as well as alcoholism, toxin exposure, and some medications can also cause neuropathy.

How does a doctor diagnose the cause of neuropathy?

To diagnose neuropathy and develop a pain-relieving treatment, your Lynx Healthcare specialist reviews your medical history, discusses your symptoms, and completes a physical examination. They also provide a neurological exam and might recommend you undergo nerve function tests, blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, or nerve or skin biopsies.

What are the neuropathy treatment options?

Your personalized neuropathy treatment plan at Lynx Healthcare might include:

Lifestyle changes

Making healthy lifestyle changes can help you better control diabetes and lower your risk of neuropathy symptoms. Examples include getting regular exercise, not smoking, eating healthy foods, avoiding excessive alcohol, and checking your blood sugar regularly. 

Dietary supplements

If you have a vitamin deficiency, or your body doesn’t properly absorb vitamins, your provider might recommend specific dietary supplements to reverse neuropathy symptoms. 

Medications

Taking certain medications can help you better control the pain associated with neuropathy. Your pain management specialist can personalize a medication regimen that’s right for you.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy exercises can diminish neuropathy pain to give you a better quality of life.

Electrical nerve stimulation

Nerve stimulation using electrical currents can reduce numbness, tingling, burning, and other symptoms of neuropathy.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Extracting PRP from the rest of your blood and injecting it into painful or injured areas of your body can stimulate cell regeneration and alleviate nerve pain.

Radiofrequency ablation

During minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation, your provider uses a needle to transfer radiofrequency energy to nerves, blocking pain signals to your brain.

Spinal cord stimulation

Your pain specialist can implant a spinal cord stimulator beneath your skin to send electrical currents to your spinal cord and alleviate chronic neuropathy pain.

Don’t let neuropathy pain get the best of you when numerous pain management solutions can offer you relief. Call Lynx Healthcare for a consultation or use the online booking tool today.