Neuropathy Pain Relief
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Neuropathies are, in fact, very common, especially in people over age 55. Approximately 3-4% of people over 55 experience some form of neuropathy in their lives. Most peripheral neuropathies are progressive, so getting comprehensive early treatment is highly recommended. Though most neuropathies are considered incurable, there are many treatment options, including neuropathy surgery, that can help you feel considerably better and successfully manage your condition.
If you suffer from the life-altering pain of peripheral neuropathy, you’ve probably tried all sorts of remedies to find relief. Luckily, you’ve finally come to the right place. Tim Tollestrup, MD, provides neuropathy surgery in Las Vegas that can help you finally leave your nerve pain behind and get back to all the activities you love.
Neuropathy symptoms can be caused when nerves becomes pinched, compressed, swollen or enlarged along their course through the body, typically at tight spaces like in the wrist. This can be due to repetitive use/injury/trauma (such as in carpel tunnel syndrome) or through metabolic processes (as in diabetic neuropathy).
Nerve decompression surgery can help relieve the pressure placed on the affected nerves and ease the suffering of peripheral neuropathy patients.
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a multitude of factors, both genetic and environmental, such as trauma, illness, injury, and toxins.
Less common are inherited neuropathies that pass from parent to child, such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1. Sometimes, the source of a neuropathy is unknown. These are called idiopathic neuropathies. About 30% of all neuropathies are classified as idiopathic.
Our office sees so many neuropathy patients who have visited a multitude of doctors in their search for relief, including physical therapists, chiropractors, alternative medicine practitioners and more trying to find relief.
The good news is that, for people with peripheral neuropathy caused by nerve compression, surgical procedures may permanently relieve the pain, numbness, and weakness they have been experiencing. This is an exciting, revolutionary development in the treatment of peripheral nerve pain.
Surgery for nerve pain is outpatient, so you’ll need someone to drive you home and care for you in the hours after surgery while your anesthesia wears off. Recovery time for neuropathy surgery is between two and four weeks, and you’ll be able to resume most of your regular activities shortly after surgery, depending on the location of the damaged nerve or nerves and other factors. Your doctor will discuss your custom treatment and recovery plan with you before surgery.
In this video, Dr. Tollestrup explains how gratifying this is as a surgeon through the lens of his patient Shelby who had nerve pain stemming from Hammer Toe Surgery.
Dr. Tollestrup voices his frustration with the workman’s compensation system, and how it affects his nerve pain patients.
After five years of suffering Eduardo found Dr. Tim Tollestrup, a pain-focused Peripheral Nerve Surgeon. Read how he changed his life.
Are there different types of peripheral neuropathy?
Mononeuropathy means damage of a single nerve, usually as the result or injury or trauma. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a mononeuropathy caused by repetitive motion in the hand and wrist.
Polyneuropathy, the most common form of peripheral neuropathy, is the damage of multiple nerves at the same time. One of the most common forms of polyneuropathy is diabetic neuropathy.
Dr. Tim Tollestrup and his team can help. Call us at 702-666-0463 to set up a consultation to determine your options.