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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Our experts will create a personalized plan to help deal with your pain related to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. While debilitating at times, pain from this condition can be controlled through basic everyday practices.*

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is common in patients with diabetes, with over 60% of diabetics eventually developing symptoms. High blood sugar levels can cause nerve damage in various parts of the body. While there is no cure for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, treatment can reduce pain, restore function, and slow the progression of nerve damage.

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WHY CHOOSE NEW YORK SPINE INSTITUTE

Quality Care

If you are experiencing neck, back, or spine issues, trust New York Spine Institute to give you the quality care you deserve. Our doctors are here to solve your medical problems.*

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With decades of experience in the medical field, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS is the medical doctor of New York Spine Institute. A trusted name in the medical field, he is ready to use his expertise to help treat every patient’s spinal problems.

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Understanding the Causes Of Your Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy causes pain throughout the body, and is caused by nerve damage. Most often, this nerve damage is caused by high levels of blood sugar.*

Symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy vary in intensity from person to person, but include*:

  • Oversensitivity to touch
  • Numbness
  • Pins and needles
  • Over or under sensitive reactions to hot and cold
  • Sharp stabbing pains

Diagnosing Your Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

While it has common symptoms, diabetic peripheral neuropathy requires a medical diagnosis. Nerve damage can lead to reduced pain recognition, which in extreme cases can be life threatening. If the body does not recognize injuries, a lack of blood flow to the wound can cause infection. Get tested if you think you may be suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Some common tests include:

  • Filament test
  • Sensory test
  • Muscle response test

Treatment Options For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

While there is no cure for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, there are treatments to help reduce symptoms. But with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the best treatment is prevention. Keeping your blood sugar levels regulated is essential for preventing the development of nerve damage.

Some treatments include:

  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Pain relievers
  • Prescriptions
  • Exercise

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.

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