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Orlando Peripheral Neuropathy Specialists

Orlando Peripheral Neuropathy Specialists

Neuropathy services offered in Clermont, FL


Click here to learn how we treat peripheral neuropathy with advanced, non-invasive therapies

Peripheral neuropathy can affect any of the nerves running through your body, causing symptoms ranging from pain and muscle weakness to difficulty swallowing or urinating.

If you’re suffering from neuropathic pain, anesthesiologists and interventional pain specialists Todd W. Mautner, DO, and Sameer K. Goel, MD, DABA, at Sunshine Interventional Pain and Wellness Center can help improve your overall health. They specialize in treating neuropathy with minimally and non-invasive therapies such as neuropathic pain medications, the Qutenza® patch, spinal cord stimulation (SCS), peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS), and ketamine infusions.

Telehealth visits are available throughout the state of Florida, and our offices are located near Orlando, FL. Serving Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, Celebration, Clermont, Davenport, Doctor Philips, Gotha, Horizon West, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista, Lake Mary, Leesburg, Longwood, Maitland, Montverde, Mount Dora, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, Oviedo, Saint Cloud, Sanford, Sorrento, Tavares, Windermere, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Winter Springs, and the surrounding areas.

If you or a loved one are suffering from peripheral neuropathy and need a pain medicine specialist near Orlando, FL, call 689-407-8647 or schedule an appointment online today. We offer comprehensive treatment plans designed to help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Orlando Peripheral Neuropathy Specialists Q & A

Orlando Peripheral Neuropathy Relief

When it comes to treating neuropathy, there are several different options available. Ketamine infusion therapy is an effective treatment for neuropathy, with a high success rate in reducing pain and improving quality of life. Spinal Cord Stimulation is another option that can help to reduce neuropathy pain and is often used in conjunction with ketamine infusions. We offer both of these treatment options, as well as a variety of other services designed to help patients manage their neuropathy. If you're suffering from neuropathy pain, we can help you find the relief you need.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a broad term referring to nerve damage. However, when most people mention neuropathy, they usually mean peripheral neuropathy.

Your peripheral nerves include all the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord. When peripheral neuropathy occurs, it can affect the health of many nerves (polyneuropathy) or just one (mononeuropathy). For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common mononeuropathies, and diabetic neuropathy is the most common type of polyneuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerves become damaged from an injury, exposure to toxins, or health conditions, such as:

  • Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chemotherapy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Viral and Bacterial Infections
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Auto Accident Injuries

Diabetes results in more cases of peripheral neuropathy than any of the other possible causes. 

What Symptoms Develop if I Have a Nerve Injury?

Any damaged nerves in the peripheral nervous system can cause pain as they become inflamed, irritated, or dysfunctional. Beyond pain, you can experience many possible symptoms, depending on the type of nerve that’s damaged.

Sensory Nerves

Sensory nerves pick up information about pain, temperature, pressure, and other senses. Then they carry the message to your brain. When neuropathy affects sensory nerves, you have symptoms like pain, tingling, numbness, or a burning sensation. If the sensory nerve is associated with your vestibular system, you can also lose your balance or develop dizziness or vertigo.

Motor Nerves

Motor nerves carry impulses from your brain to your muscles. Damaged motor nerves cause muscle pain, cramps, and weakness. You may also lose muscle mass.

Autonomic Nerves

These nerves automatically control everything that keeps you alive, including your heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, and digestion. As a result, damaged autonomic nerves can cause many different symptoms. Two examples include a fast heartbeat and profuse sweating.

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Neuropathy Treatment

If your neuropathy is caused by an underlying medical condition, your management targets that specific problem. As the problem improves, your nerves have time to heal, and your neuropathy symptoms may improve.

People with diabetes need to maintain normal blood sugar levels with dietary changes, exercise, weight loss, and medications.

Our pain specialists treat neuropathic pain at our center with therapies such as:

Topical Medications (Qutenza®)

Qutenza is a medication that is approved for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. It works by delivering a high concentration of capsaicin to the affected area. Capsaicin is a substance that is found in chili peppers and is known to have pain-relieving properties. It is typically applied as a patch, which is left in place for up to one hour. Studies have shown that Qutenza can significantly reduce pain in patients with peripheral neuropathy. Although it does not cure the underlying condition, it can provide much-needed relief for those who suffer from this debilitating condition.

Neuropathic Pain Medications

While there is no cure for neuropathic pain, there are several medications that can help to relieve symptoms. Gabapentin and duloxetine are commonly prescribed for neuropathic pain, and milnacipran and nortriptyline may also be effective. Low-dose naltrexone has shown promise in treating neuropathic pain syndromes.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Ketamine is a medication that is effective in treating pain. It works by blocking receptors in the brain that are responsible for processing pain signals. Studies have shown that ketamine infusions can help reduce pain associated with peripheral neuropathy. In addition, ketamine may also help to improve other symptoms such as fatigue and depression.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a nonsurgical neuropathy treatment option for some types of peripheral neuropathy. Spinal cord stimulation involves the implantation of a small device in the spine that sends electrical impulses to the spinal cord. These impulses help to block pain signals from reaching the brain. While there is no cure for neuropathy, spinal cord stimulation can provide significant relief for many patients.

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Peripheral nerves are responsible for carrying signals from the brain to the muscles, skin, and other tissues. When these nerves are damaged or diseased, it can result in pain, numbness, and weakness. Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is a treatment that uses electrical impulses to relieve pain by directly stimulating the affected nerves. PNS is effective in treating a variety of conditions, including peripheral neuropathy. In a study of patients with diabetic neuropathy, PNS was found to significantly reduce pain and improve quality of life. Additionally, PNS is a minimally invasive procedure that carries a low risk of complications. As such, it may be an effective treatment option for patients with peripheral neuropathy.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive, drug-free method of pain relief that is often used for the treatment of chronic pain conditions, including peripheral neuropathy. During a TENS treatment, small electrical impulses are delivered through the skin to the nerves in the affected area. This stimulation blocks pain signals from reaching the brain, and it can also help to increase endorphin levels, which can further reduce pain sensations. TENS treatments are typically short, lasting for 20-30 minutes, and they can be done on an as-needed basis or a regular schedule. While there is some evidence to suggest that TENS may be effective for treating neuropathic pain, more research is needed before definitive conclusions can be drawn. However, TENS is generally considered to be safe, with few side effects or risks. As such, it may be worth considering TENS as a potential treatment option for peripheral neuropathy.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can provide relief for those suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Through the use of spinal manipulation and other techniques, chiropractors can help to reduce nerve pain and improve function. As a result, chiropractic care can provide significant relief for those suffering from peripheral neuropathy.

Testimonials

Karen M.
I had been suffering from burning pain in my feet for over ten years without relief. I had tried multiple medications and even had a spinal cord stimulator implanted. The therapies I received at Dr. Goel's clinic have changed my life. I am now able to be more active and have a better quality of life. Thank you!

Lynn R.
Finally, after over 27 years of lower back pain and too many doctor visits to count, I am getting some real relief. Dr. Todd Mautner has introduced me to treatments that are working! He’s down to earth, and someone who truly listens.

Douglas S.
I was having pain in my back and leg for about two months. Physical therapy and medications were not helping. Dr. Goel gave me an epidural and my pain is gone. Thank you.

Melissa M.
I have small fiber neuropathy in my feet and hands. I had tried multiple medications with very little benefit. They also had bad side effects. Ketamine therapy has my pain under control, and it has also improved my mood.

Bryan T.
Dr. Mautner is a fantastic physician who is very personable and extremely knowledgeable. He has the necessary skills to provide the highest level of patient care.

Linda M.
I had been suffering from back and leg pain for an entire month and nothing was working. I saw Dr. Mautner and he diagnosed and treated my sciatica the same day. I left the office with my pain under control, and now I don't have to cancel my vacation!

If you or someone you know is suffering from neuropathic pain and needs chronic condition relief near Orlando, FL, please call our wellness center at 689-407-8647 or schedule an appointment online today. We look forward to helping you find relief from neuropathic pain and improve your overall health.

Click here to learn how we treat neuropathic pain with advanced, non-invasive therapies

 

Office Locations

Sunshine Interventional Pain & Wellness Center

297 E. Hwy. 50, Ste. 1, Clermont, FL 34711

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

Most Insurances Accepted

Advanced Neurospine Associates

825 E. Oak St., Kissimmee, FL 34744

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

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Advanced Neurospine Associates

601 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

Most Insurances Accepted

Advanced Neurospine Associates

3324 Commerce Ctr. Ln., Sebring, FL 33870

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

Most Insurances Accepted

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