Diabetic & Peripheral Neuropathy
This painful condition results from damage to the peripheral nervous system – the nerves that travel from the spinal cord to the limbs and organs. The fragile nervous system can be damaged by disease, trauma, surgery or many other factors. Damaged nerves can send confused or amplifies signals to the brain, which can be perceived as pain. Most neuralgia sufferers feel acute pain in a specific part of the body. Sensations can range from a steady burning to a pricking or electrical shock.
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. It can occur anywhere in the body, but the most common areas are the feet, toes, hands and arms. Diabetic neuropathy of the feet is caused by high blood glucose levels, which can damage blood vessels and nerves over time. Other factors can contribute to diabetic neuropathy of the feet, including the duration of diabetes, high levels of blood fat and low insulin levels. Diabetic neuropathy of the feet is also called peripheral neuropathy, distal symmetric neuropathy and sensorimotor neuropathy.
Patients with neuropathy understand that it takes a caring physician to treat the pain and symptoms associated with neuropathy. With the advancements in medicine, our Arizona pain specialists and treatment center utilize Spinal Cord Stimulators, also known as Neurostimulation therapy in some cases to provide relief for neuropathy as well as injection medication and medication management if needed.
Spinal Cord Stimulation Option
Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs.
It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.
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Arizona Pain Treatment Centers has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1997. We have patients under our care that live in Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Maryvale, Tolleson, South Phoenix, Mesa, East Mesa Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Tucson, and even Globe. We understand that pain holds patients back in their lives and it is discouraging to watch people suffer. We know we can help.
Our treatments of injection medicine therapy (epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal injections, trigger point injections), therapeutic injections, nerve blocks and nerve ablations, joint injections and many other procedures, give life back to our community every day. We specialize in most types of pain, including neck and back pain, arm and shoulder pain, leg and knee pain, as well as headaches and migraines.
Most common causes of pain: Car Accidents and Traffic Accidents, Sport Injuries, On the Job Injuries, Slip and Falls, Every Day Wear and Tear, Arthritis, Degeneration, Muscle Imbalance and Sprains.