Neuropathy Specialist

Better Life Medical

Wellness, Longevity, & Aesthetics & Pain Management located in Knoxville, TN

If the tingling, numbness, and loss of coordination associated with neuropathy negatively affect your life, the experienced pain management specialists at Better Life Medical in Knoxville, Tennessee, are here for you. They offer revolutionary neuropathy treatments, including stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), vibration therapy, and more to ease symptoms and restore your well-being. Schedule an appointment with Better Life Medical over the phone or request an appointment online today.

Neuropathy Q & A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a condition that affects how your nerves function. It often results when nerve cells get damaged or destroyed, distorting the way they communicate with your brain and other nerves. Neuropathy can affect sensory, motor, or autonomic nerves and may produce undesirable side effects.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

The following signs and symptoms may indicate you have neuropathy:

  • Tingling, burning, or numbness in your extremities
  • Changes in sensation
  • Loss of reflexes or coordination
  • Difficulty moving your arms or legs
  • Muscle weakness, spasms, twitching, or cramps
  • Loss of muscle tone or control
  • Abnormal heart rate or blood pressure
  • Problems with sexual function, urination, or digestion
  • Dizziness or fainting

The symptoms you experience and their severity are based on the type of nerve damage you have. Neuropathy issues can develop over time or appear suddenly. Your Better Life Medical doctor uses a variety of nerve function tests to determine which type of neuropathy you have.

What causes neuropathy?

The cause of neuropathy isn’t always entirely clear, but it may result from genetics, trauma, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, chemotherapy, or vascular disorders. It may stem from alcoholism or vitamin imbalances. Diabetes accounts for about 30% of neuropathy cases.

How is neuropathy treated?

Your Better Life Medical physician completes a comprehensive physical exam, including diagnostic testing, to determine the severity of your neuropathy and develop an individualized plan of care. They might recommend:

Stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy uses an injection of stem cells derived from other tissues in your body or a lab. Stem cells can regenerate into other cells to reduce neuropathy symptoms and enhance your body’s natural healing ability.

PRP

PRP uses platelets from your blood to accelerate healing naturally and reduce neuropathy symptoms. Your pain specialist spins your blood in a centrifuge to extract the platelets and injects PRP into specific sites.

Sanexas

Sanexas electrotherapy uses electronic signals to improve your body’s response to pain and reduce other unpleasant symptoms associated with neuropathy.

Ankle blocks

Ultrasound-guided ankle blocks are injections that relieve pain associated with neuropathy by blocking the activity of certain nerve impulses.

Vibration therapy

Vibration therapy uses special technology to emit a series of vibrations to painful areas to achieve holistic neuropathy pain relief.

Results from neuropathy treatment are seen in as little as 2-4 weeks, depending on the severity of your condition. Don’t let neuropathy symptoms reduce your quality of life when simple, natural treatments are available at Better Life Medical. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.