If you’ve been experiencing chronic numbness or tingling in any of your extremities, you might be suffering from neuropathy, a condition that affects your peripheral nervous system’s ability to function properly. At California Pain Group in San Rafael and Daly City, California, pain management physician Edgar Celis, MD, provides exceptional diagnostic services and treatments for neuropathy. Get started today by calling the office or using the online tool to schedule a visit.
Neuropathy refers to damage to or malfunctioning in your peripheral nervous system, which is responsible for sending information back and forth between your body and your brain.
Your peripheral nervous system has a number of particular functions, such as:
Neuropathy can affect one or many of these functions.
Because there is such a wide variety of functions for your peripheral nervous system, neuropathy can present itself with a wide range of symptoms, including:
Diagnosing and treating your neuropathy early helps in controlling your symptoms and protecting your nerves from further damage, so schedule an appointment with California Pain Group immediately if you’re experiencing any of these conditions.
Neuropathy isn’t a disease in and of itself, but rather the result of having a damaged peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system can become damaged by:
Neuropathy can also be caused by physical trauma or pressure on your nerve. Accidents, like car collisions or sports injuries, frequently lead to neuropathy.
Dr. Celis and the team at California Pain Group first diagnose your neuropathy with a neurological exam and other tests, like an electromyogram or a nerve biopsy.
Some of the more popular treatments for neuropathy include:
To learn more about how California Pain Group can treat your neuropathy, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking a visit online.