What is Peripheral Neuropathy and How Is It Treated?

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Peripheral neuropathy is an often painful and disruptive condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Despite its prevalence, few treatments are available that offer a convenient and effective remedy for peripheral neuropathy pain relief, leaving many sufferers feeling frustrated and discouraged. At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, pain management specialist Dr. Christopher Williams and our caring team are committed to helping patients find relief from peripheral neuropathy discomfort using the most innovative treatments and technologies available today. For patients with classic weakness, numbness, tingling, and other symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, Pulse Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) treatment may be a life-changing therapy. Keep reading to learn more about what peripheral neuropathy is and how PEMF therapy may offer hope.

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy refers to a condition characterized by damage to the peripheral nerves, which are responsible for transmitting signals between the brain, spinal cord, and the rest of the body. This damage can occur as the result of a variety of things, including diabetes, infections, traumatic injuries, autoimmune diseases, and exposure to toxins.

What are the signs of peripheral neuropathy?

The signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can vary widely from patient to patient, depending on the nerves affected, the underlying cause of the condition, and other individual factors. Common peripheral neuropathy symptoms include:

  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or other extremities
  • Sharp, stabbing pain
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis
  • Sensitivity to touch or temperature changes
  • Loss of coordination and balance

How can peripheral neuropathy weakness be treated?

Peripheral neuropathy can significantly impact quality of life, making everyday tasks challenging and causing significant discomfort. Unfortunately, traditional treatments such as pain medications and physical therapy may only provide temporary relief and often come with unwanted side effects — but PEMF may help. This noninvasive therapy is considered painless, does not use drugs, and has shown promise in effectively managing the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. PEMF therapy works by delivering electromagnetic pulses to targeted areas of the body, stimulating cellular repair and regeneration for a variety of benefits, including:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduction in symptoms of weakness, numbness, and tingling
  • Improved nerve function
  • Enhanced healing
  • Cellular repair and regeneration

How does PEMF for neuropathy work?

During PEMF for peripheral neuropathy, patients are exposed to electromagnetic pulses generated by a specialized device applied to the skin's surface. These pulses penetrate deep into the body, reaching the affected nerves and tissues. The electromagnetic stimulation triggers a sequence of biological responses, including increased circulation, enhanced cellular repair, and the release of neurotransmitters involved in pain modulation. The specific treatment protocol used by Dr. Williams will vary somewhat from patient to patient, depending on the severity of symptoms, individual response to therapy, and other variables. Many patients report noticeable improvements in symptoms after just a few sessions — if not sooner (and, in some cases, almost immediately) — with results continuing to improve over time.

Don't let peripheral neuropathy pain keep you down any longer. Consider PEMF for neuropathy symptoms in Atlanta, GA for the relief you deserve

If you're struggling with peripheral neuropathy symptoms and seeking alternative treatment options after other methods have failed, it may be worth exploring your options for Pulse PEMF therapy in Atlanta, GA. Take the first step toward freedom from peripheral neuropathy symptoms by calling Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Atlanta, GA pain management specialist and PEMF provider Dr. Christopher Williams today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.