When you experience tingling in your hands, arms, legs, or feet, you may have neuropathy. At Premier Neurology Medical Group, Dr. Ravinder Singh works with you to find the cause of your nerve issue and determine how to fix it. Board certified in neurology, Dr. Singh and his professional and friendly team can get you feeling better in no time. If you live in or near Beverly Hills, California, and are suffering from numbness in your extremities, call the office today for a consultation. You can even book online.
Neuropathy results when your peripheral nerves, those that extend into your arms and legs, cease to function properly. When there are issues with these nerves, you may experience:
In extreme cases of neuropathy, and especially with patients who don’t seek treatment, you may experience severe complications like ulcers, infections, and gangrene.
If your neuropathy impacts your autonomic nerves, instead of your peripheral nerves, you may experience problems with how your body functions. You may notice issues with sweating, temperature, bowel and bladder control, and blood pressure.
Neuropathy can result from a number of issues and sometimes the underlying cause remains unknown (called idiopathic neuropathy). Your neuropathy may be caused by:
Sometimes medications, especially those given during chemotherapy and HIV treatments, can result in unintended neuropathy, as can deficiencies in B vitamins or folates. Excessive alcohol consumption and poisons like those found in insecticides and solvents can also impact your nerves.
To treat your neuropathy, Dr. Singh must address its underlying cause. In some cases, neuropathy can’t be reversed. In these situations, your doctor offers symptomatic relief and works to prevent further damage.
If you’re a diabetic, you must learn to manage your blood glucose levels, reducing the level of sugar in your bloodstream. In cases of injury or trauma, Dr. Singh identifies where your nerve is compromised and works to relieve the pressure on the nerve. When your neuropathy results from toxins or medication, often removing the catalyst improves your neuropathy and stops it from progressing.
In some cases, Dr. Singh recommends medication to relieve the pain associated with neuropathy and reduce its symptoms.
When numbness starts to impact your life, it’s time to find a professional solution. Call Dr. Singh’s office today or go online to schedule your appointment.