Are you having problems with tingling, numbness, or burning pain in your extremities? It could be neuropathy. Dr. Liphard D’Souza is a board-certified neurologist and pain management specialist who leads the team at Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Dr. D’Souza specializes in combined electrochemical therapy, which can relieve the symptoms associated with neuropathy and potentially eliminate your need for pain medication. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or book your visit online.
Neuropathy is the medical term for disease or dysfunction of the nerves. When nerve cells (neurons) are damaged, they cannot effectively communicate with the brain. Neuropathy affects peripheral nerves, which are those that connect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) to the rest of your body.
There are three types of peripheral nerves:
Neuropathy may affect one nerve or nerve type or a combination of peripheral nerves.
The symptoms you experience depend on the nerve(s) affected.
Sensory nerve neuropathy may cause:
Symptoms of motor neuropathy include:
Autonomic neuropathy may cause abnormal blood pressure or heart rate, sexual dysfunction, or digestive issues, such as feeling full after a few bites, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.
Medical conditions and other factors linked to neuropathy include:
Infections and autoimmune disorders can also cause nerve damage, including a herpes virus infection, Lyme disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Rather than simply masking your pain with medication, Dr. D’Souza treats neuropathy at the source with electrochemical treatment. This nonsurgical therapy combines local anesthetic blocks with electric cell signaling to provide significant relief from your symptoms in 87% of cases.
Dr. D’Souza also works with you to better manage the underlying cause of your neuropathy, such as diabetes.
For solutions to your neuropathy symptoms, schedule an appointment today. Call the office or book your visit online.