Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy in the DFW Metroplex
Texas Mind Science has multiple offices to serve patients with conditions like peripheral neuropathy throughout the DFW Metroplex. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition affecting nerves throughout your body and causing symptoms ranging from rapid heartbeat to muscle weakness to pain. Patients whose neuropathic pain doesn’t improve using medical therapies may find effective treatment at our multidisciplined offices. Our collection of innovative treatments includes transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which can significantly relieve pain from this condition. You can learn about TMS and book an appointment by contacting one of our offices.
Conditions That Cause Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy can be the result of a wide array of conditions. Neuropathy is a term describing any injury or disease affecting your nerves, and peripheral neuropathy happens in your peripheral nerves, including all nerves except those in your brain and spinal cord. Pinched nerves, medications, and toxins can cause this medical issue, but it might be the result of numerous health conditions, including the following:
- Kidney Disease
- Diabetes (Responsible for 30% of Peripheral Neuropathy Cases)
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency
- Viral and Bacterial Infections
- Blood Vessel Disease
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
Symptoms Developing From This Medical Issue
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy depend on which type of peripheral nerve is damaged. You might deal with a broad range of symptoms if the condition affects more than one nerve type. Texas Mind Science is familiar with all symptoms and can treat you to reduce them. This condition may affect any of the following nerves:
These nerves transmit information from your brain to your muscles. A damaged motor nerve may exhibit symptoms like weakness, cramps, and atrophy.
Your brain receives information from all areas of your body through these nerves. You might experience numbness, tingling, pain, or burning when these nerves are damaged.
Digestion, breathing, heart rate, and other vital body functions are controlled through autonomic nerves. A damaged autonomic nerve can cause symptoms like a rapid heartbeat or excessive sweating.
How Texas Mind Science Treats Peripheral Neuropathy
You start treatment for peripheral neuropathy by taking care of the responsible underlying medical condition causing damage to your nerves whenever possible. This strategy gives your nerves time to heal. Your health care provider may suggest a nerve block or try to relieve symptoms like pain by prescribing medications. If these conservative treatments don’t improve your symptoms, Texas Mind Science may recommend using our CloudTMS™ machine to apply transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Studies indicate this treatment option relieves neuropathic pain, including significant pain relief caused by diabetic neuropathy.
How TMS Therapy Relieves Your Pain
TMS therapy activates areas in your brain associated with pain using magnetic pulses to increase neurotransmitters and improve nerve communication. This treatment ultimately improves your pain symptoms. We place the TMS coil near your head while you relax in a chair. The coil position targets your brain’s pain area, and the CloudTMS™ machine creates magnetic pulses that travel into your brain to activate nerves painlessly. Each session lasts between 20 and 40 minutes, and you might feel light tapping or hear clicking during that time. Most patients undergo five sessions per week for a four- to six-week period. This protocol produces longer-lasting results.