Q Are medications the only way to treat neuropathy?
Many of my patients come into the office after seeing numerous doctors, have had nerve conduction testing which they report as normal, and been on medications such as Gabapentin, Lyrica, Neurontin etc, for a long time with no changes noted. Often the doctor will state there is nothing else that can be done.
A number of these patients have symptoms of neuropathy secondary to nerve compressions in the lower extremity. Until the compression is released, nerve symptoms such as burning, tingling, pins and needles, unstable gait and others will not be improved.
One way to treat this is with laser treatments. Surgical decompression is also a viable option.
If you are having nerve problems in the lower extremities, give Harvey R. Danciger, DPM a call at 760-568-0108.