There are more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy, each with its own set of symptoms and prognosis.
Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition of the nervous system that typically causes numbness, tingling, burning, aching, and a variety of other symptoms. Many patients also report experiencing restless legs or throbbing, cramping pains in their hands or feet.
Neuropathy is a progressive condition, meaning it tends to get worse with time. If left untreated for too long, the nerve damage can reach a point where there is simply nothing that can be done. This is why early detection and treatment of peripheral neuropathy is critical to getting the best results.
One of the most dangerous aspects of peripheral neuropathy is the effect that it can have on balance. If the nerves in the feet are damaged and not sending good communication to the brain this results in alterations in balance. Many patients with neuropathy report that they feel unsteady on their feet, or have a hard time walking in a straight line.
This is why we believe peripheral neuropathy is a life and death condition. As balance continues to deteriorate the risk for falls, fractures, and extended stays in the hospital increase astronomically.
At Ocala Spine and Injury our mission is not just to treat the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy; it is to help you regain your quality of life so you can return to the activities you love!