Diagnostics, EMG Testing, Health Tips, Neuropathy

Living with Neuropathy: Understanding the Causes and Finding Relief

Dealing With Pain, Tingling and Numbness From Neuropathy is a Struggle

The emotional toll of neuropathy cannot be overstated. It can affect every aspect of a person’s life, from their ability to work and enjoy hobbies to their relationships with loved ones. Simple tasks like cooking, cleaning, or even just walking become a constant struggle. The constant numbness, tingling, and burning pain as well as muscle weakness can be unbearable, leaving sufferers feeling helpless and frustrated.

The mental impact of neuropathy is often overlooked, with many people assuming that it is just a physical issue. However, the toll it takes on mental health and overall quality of life can be devastating. It is time to shine a light on this sometimes overlooked condition and offer additional treatment options.

Understanding Some of the Causes of Neuropathy

Neuropathy can be caused by a variety of factors, including diabetes, chemotherapy, infections, and injuries. Other factors that may contribute to neuropathy include alcoholism, vitamin deficiencies, and autoimmune disorders. While the exact cause of neuropathy can be difficult to pinpoint, identifying the underlying cause is important for effective treatment.

Medication vs. New Technology in the Treatment of Neuropathy

Traditionally, medication has been the go-to treatment for neuropathy. However, many medications can cause negative side effects, including dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. In addition, some medications may not be effective for all types of neuropathy and that can be frustrating. At Catalyst Physical Therapy, we offer new technology that can provide relief without the negative side effects of medication. Our expert therapists on staff can bring relief through advanced techniques such as
neuro-reeducation, and incorporated with manual therapy.

Nerve Testing for Neuropathy and Nerve Damage

At Catalyst Physical Therapy, we have board certified Electrophysiologists/DPT’s on staff who can perform EMG and NCV testing that can help get a baseline on any nerve damage and the severity.  This information helps a great deal to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses each patient’s specific needs.

Getting Relief from Neuropathy

At Catalyst Physical Therapy, we understand the debilitating effects of neuropathy on your daily life. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art treatments and our expertise to help you find relief. Our team of experienced and compassionate physical therapists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and concerns. We use cutting-edge technology and techniques to help alleviate your pain and improve your mobility, all while providing a warm and supportive environment to help you feel at ease.

At Catalyst Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a better quality of life, and we will be with you every step of the way. If you would like more information about our treatment options, please give us a call and set up a free consultation at 727.286.8408 or visit us at www.catalystpt.org

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