Neuropathy is a term that describes nerve damage to the peripheral nervous system. This means the parts of the nervous system that don't include the spine or brain. This dysfunction can impact a person's life immensely. However, at West LA Medical Arthritis, serving Los Angeles, CA, and the nearby region, we offer regenerative medicine to assist. Let's discuss more about what neuropathy is, why it arises, and how we can help it.
When neuropathy occurs, it stems from damage to one or more nerves in the peripheral nervous system. As a result, you may notice you have pain, numbness, or weakness in that area. Most often, it affects the hands and feet.
The peripheral nervous system sends information from your central nervous system throughout your body. It's also responsible for sending sensory information to the brain and spine. Therefore, problems with a few nerves in the peripheral system can contribute to several issues for the individual.
The most common cause of neuropathy is diabetes. Excessively high, uncontrolled blood sugar levels damage the nerves.
An autoimmune disorder could cause neuropathy as well. Some examples include lupus, Sjogren's, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
A practitioner on our team will take a complete medical history report about you. This may include information about any known ailments you have or any previous surgeries you underwent, among other information. It may also include information about your lifestyle and environment to determine if any of those could be contributing to your nerve-related issues.
Part of the examination will also consist of checking your reflexes and muscle strength and tone.
We use regenerative medicine. It seeks to provide to cellular regrowth and repair, which in return, will help your neuropathy.
Platelet rich plasma is one therapy option we use that contains factors necessary for healing. By injecting them strategically, we can promote healing in a certain area naturally.
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At West LA Medical, serving Los Angeles, CA, and the general vicinity, our practitioners offer several therapy options for patients with neuropathy. We use regenerative medicine, which could include platelet rich plasma, among other options. We should mention that our therapy can help with pain relief naturally while getting to the root of the problem. If you're experiencing numbness and pain, contact our office for an appointment by calling (310) 427-7374 . We are here to help you achieve your wellness goals.