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What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

For those living with peripheral neuropathy,  especially those who have just been diagnosed know this is a horrible condition! It can be extremely overwhelming living with neuropathy and the worsening symptoms are frightening.

Peripheral neuropathy symptoms include

  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Localized pain
  • Balance issues
  • Abnormal gait
  • Cramps
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Gastric Problem
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of function
  • Uncontrollable movements

The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are debilitating and can worsen if not treated immediately. Taking proactive steps for a treatment plan is the most important thing a neuropathy patient can do to improve their quality of life.


Why is peripheral neuropathy so painful?


The peripheral nerves are the longest nerves in the body, these nerves extend all the way down to your hands and feet. That is why individuals who suffer from this condition have chronic pain in their limbs. The numbness and tingling in the hands and feet is just the beginning of this terrible disease. Unfortunately, if the individual doesn’t choose their treatment plan wisely and swiftly they could experience the more severe symptoms stated above.


Over 20 million people in the United States suffer from peripheral neuropathy. Whether you suffer from neuropathy or a loved one, it’s imperative that you know these 7 important things about how to control this condition.

1. Sanexas Treatment

City Health Services uses the latest and most advanced neuropathy treatment in the Phoenix Valley. Sanexas treatment is a  revolutionary device uses electric cell signaling to imitate, exhaust and interrupt neuron function. Every process in our body is controlled by electricity and this technology reprograms the electric functionality of your nerves. Sanexas is a physics-based practice, not chemical or invasive like many commonly used practices. The vacuum type cups placed on the skin send specific parameter signals to the body, the amount of electric current it produces will be based on the condition of the patient.

Yes! Sanexas is a safe, effective, and non invasive treatment for pain, circulation, and neuromuscular rehabilitation.

Sanexas is FDA cleared and covered by medicare/insurance treatment for

  • Drop Foot Syndrome
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Diabetic Nerve Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Balance Problems
  • Lack of Mobility
  • Loss of Function

2. Diabetes and Neuropathy

Typically, those suffering from peripheral neuropathy have diabetes. 70% of diabetes patients develop neuropathy symptoms. The relationship between diabetes and neuropathy lets us know that there are ways to prevent developing neuropathy symptoms.

You can prevent diabetes and peripheral neuropathy by

  • Cut out sugar and refined carbs
  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink water and limit soft drinks
  • Quit Smoking
  • Avoid sedentary behaviors
  • Portion control

3. Other Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetes is the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy. Doctors can find it challenging to determine the cause, and when the cause can not be determined with precision, it’s frequently called ‘idiopathic neuropathy’. However, there are other causes for neuropathy symptoms. These other leading causes include

  • B-12 Deficiency
  • Alcoholism
  • Chemotherapy
  • Traumatic Incident
  • Exposure to Toxins

4. Drug Use Abuse

The management of Peripheral Neuropathy is commercially handled with the use of opioids. Although some patients appear to enjoy the pain relief and short-term euphoria, nearly all studies show that opioids should only be used for short term use or not at all . The drugs that are typically prescribed to individuals with neuropathy problems include

  • Fentanyl
  • Oxycontin
  • Demerol
  • Hydrocodone
  • Morphine
  • Percocet
  • Codeine
  • Methadone

What Do We Know About the Opioid Crisis?

  • Roughly 21-29% of patients prescribed opioids for pain misuse them.
  • Between 8-12% of patients develop an opioid disorder.
  • Between 4-6% misuse prescription opioids and transition to heroin
  • 80% of people who misuse heroin, first misused prescription opioids.

5. Pain Include More Than Just Tingling

While pain and tingling are common and the easiest symptoms to recognize—they’re not the only ones. There are three types of peripheral nerves: sensory, autonomic and motor. Each can show different symptoms.

Sensory nerve damage causes frequent pain, tingling and numbness. Motor nerve damage may cause difficulty walking or picking up items, and moving the arms. Autonomic nerve damage affects more of your involuntary functions, like breathing, sweating, blood pressure and more.

6. Diet Can Enhance Symptoms

The choices you make in the kitchen can either help or worsen your neuropathy. Excess sugars, refined foods, saturated fats, and artificial foods have been documented and linked to inflammation. The excess inflammation of the nerves will exacerbate your symptoms. It’s important to get counseling from your provider and to make sure you are set to make wise food choices to complement your in office treatment.

To learn more about foods that help with inflammation Click Here.

7. A Swift and Effective Treatment

Peripheral neuropathy symptoms is the last thing that you should be ignoring. Untreated neuropathy symptoms will lead to more severe neuropathy issues and greater levels of discomfort. It’s imperative to be proactive and not to delay seeing a provider.

Secondly, finding a provider who has a proven treatment, experience with treating neuropathy, and doesn’t utilize any invasive treatment needs to be the characteristics of your caregiver. This can be very worrisome finding the right doctor who has the level of care and experience for your needs.

If you are seeking answers to help with your Peripheral Neuropathy and Chronic Pain you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Forbes and his staff at City Health Services have been providing extraordinary neuropathy care and has been a trusted provider for Mesa and the Phoenix valley since 2005. We have the most advanced technology, safest, and most effective Neuropathy Treatment in the state of Arizona! We have helped 100’s of patients with neuropathy symptoms, regain function and live the life they want to live.

Please CLICK HERE to  schedule a Complimentary New Patient Consultation to see how City Health Services and our neuropathy treatment can help you.

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