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Gramercy Pain Center: Your Reliable Partner for Chronic Pain Management

Anyone with an underlying health condition such as diabetes is at risk for long-term pain that can have devastating effects on their everyday life. At Gramercy Pain Center, we can help manage your pain symptoms and ensure that it doesn’t interfere with your daily work and activities.

We offer a wide range of advanced interventional pain management therapies that can help reduce the impact of chronic pain on your lifestyle. Our team of physicians is dedicated to provide you with the best care with our customized treatments so you can get better and enjoy an improved quality of life.

Understanding Causes of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes is a common health problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when you have too much blood sugar circulating within your system. Most people can manage their diabetic condition with some lifestyle changes but those who are unable to keep their blood glucose in check, they may experience symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can affect patients with diabetes. There are several factors that can lead to this condition such as:

  • High blood sugar levels - Diabetic neuropathy is a progressive condition that can happen due to uncontrolled blood sugar that can impair the nerves and disrupt its abilities to send chemical signals. It can also affect the blood vessels and slow down the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the nerves.
  • Metabolic factors - Having high amounts of fat and cholesterols from diabetes can also cause nerve damage.
  • Genetics - Type 2 diabetes and some types of nerve diseases can be inherited and if you have a family history of neuropathies or diabetes, you may be prone to having this condition.

Risk Factors for Diabetic Neuropathy

Any diabetic patient is at risk for developing diabetic neuropathy. Other known factors that can contribute to diabetes-related nerve damage are:

  • High blood pressure or cholesterol levels
  • Poor blood sugar management and control
  • Being obese or overweight
  • Lack of exercise
  • Having an underlying kidney damage or peripheral arterial disease

Different Types of Diabetic Neuropathy

There are several forms of diabetic neuropathy and each has their own specific symptom. Our physician at Gramercy Pain Center can help identify which type of neuropathy you have and the extent of your condition.

1) Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

This is the most common type of diabetic neuropathy and it usually affects the legs, feet, arms, and hands. Patients with peripheral neuropathy may have increased sensitivity to touch and experience numbness due to damage to the sensory nerve. It can also cause problems such as foot pain, ulcers, and infections

2) Focal Neuropathy

This type of neuropathy often affects single nerves, specifically in the hands, head, or torso. It can cause a variety of symptoms such as blurred vision, eye pain, and weakness in your hands and fingers.

3) Autonomic Neuropathy

This refers to any damage to the autonomic nerves that control your internal organs such as the bladder, stomach, intestines, and heart. It can cause symptoms like nausea, heartburn, bloating, and loss of bladder or bowel control.

4) Proximal Neuropathy

Also known as diabetic amyotrophy, this type of neuropathy can have debilitating effects and cause muscle weakness and pain in the legs, thighs, and hips. It can also affect the chest and stomach areas.

Comprehensive Pain Relief Treatments at Gramercy Pain Center

Get immediate relief for your diabetic nerve pain before it gets worse with the help of our team at Gramercy Pain Center. We take pride in having an integrated approach to pain management and providing patients with customized treatments for their specific conditions.

Our caring and professional physicians are equipped with the latest practices and techniques in pain medicine. We offer a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures to help improve your condition and manage your chronic pain. Some of the pain relief services that we offer are:

  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Nerve block
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Hyaluronic injections
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Disc decompressions
  • Cryoablation
  • Physical therapy

Since diabetic neuropathy symptoms can vary in diabetic individuals, we encourage you to have a consultation with our pain specialist to get a better assessment of your condition. We can recommend the ideal course of treatment based on your initial consultation.

FAQs About Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment and Management

Q: Is diabetic neuropathy reversible?

A: There’s no treatment that can reverse nerve damage from diabetes. The only way we can help you is to manage your nerve pain with pain relief solutions and physical medicine. Our neuropathy specialists will work closely with you to ensure that you are getting better from your treatment.

Q: Can you prevent diabetic neuropathy?

A: Yes! You can slow down the progression of neuropathy by keeping a normal blood sugar level, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting regular exercise. It’s also important to have regular diabetic foot care to identify early signs of peripheral nerve damage.

Q: What is the process for developing a treatment plan for my diabetic neuropathy?

A: First, you will undergo a thorough evaluation with our specialist. We may perform a physical exam along with some specific nerve tests to diagnose the extent of your neuropathy pain symptom. Our doctor will create a personalized treatment based on your current condition and the type of diabetic neuropathy that you have.

Experience Expert Pain Care from Our Specialists at Gramercy Pain Center

Let our team at Gramercy Pain Center relieve you from diabetic neuropathic pain. With our effective pain management treatments, you can continue living your best life without worries of chronic pain. Call us today or schedule an appointment online to begin your journey towards long-term pain relief.