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Neuropathy/Nerve Pain Specialist

SamWell Institute for Pain Management

Jay M. Shah, MD

Pain Management Specialist located in Colonia, NJ & Livingston, NJ

Numbness and tingling associated with neuropathy and nerve pain isn’t a symptom you have to live with. At SamWell Institute for Pain Management in Colonia and Livingston, New Jersey, board-certified pain management specialist Jay Shah, MD, and his team offer interventional pain management to reduce chronic pain and give you a better quality of life. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more about your options.

Neuropathy/Nerve Pain Q&A

What is neuropathy and nerve pain?

Neuropathy is linked with nerve problems and discomfort, such as numbness, tingling, weakness, and other unpleasant symptoms. Neuropathy and nerve pain can occur when nerves get damaged because of diabetes, other diseases, or injuries.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

If you experience neuropathy and nerve pain, you might notice some of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Burning or throbbing pain
  • Neck, back, shoulder, or knee pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Falling or lack of muscle coordination
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Sharp pain
  • Heat intolerance
  • Digestive problems
  • A feeling of wearing gloves

At the first sign of neuropathy, which can indicate an underlying medical problem requiring treatment, see Dr. Shah and his team for an evaluation.

What are the risk factors for neuropathy?

Neuropathy can happen to anybody, but certain factors elevate your chances of developing this condition. Examples include diabetes, vitamin deficiency, alcohol abuse, infections, as well as arthritis, thyroid problems, kidney or liver issues, and toxin exposure. A family history of neuropathy and performing repetitive motions also puts you at risk of developing neuropathy and nerve pain.

How does my provider diagnose neuropathy?

To find out if you have neuropathy, Dr. Shah discusses your symptoms and reviews your medical history. He completes comprehensive physical and neurological examinations and might recommend blood tests, nerve function tests, nerve or skin biopsies, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures. 

What are my neuropathy and nerve pain treatment options?

The SamWell Institute for Pain Management team treats pain conditions with interventional therapies and multimodal treatments. Treatment can reduce diabetic peripheral neuropathy, nerve pain, pelvic pain, post-surgical pain syndrome, and neck, back, shoulder, or knee pain after trauma.

Your personalized neuropathy and nerve pain treatment might include:

Lifestyle changes

To reduce nerve pain using lifestyle changes, properly control blood sugar, get regular exercise, eat healthy foods, take vitamin supplements as needed, and avoid excessive alcohol consumption. 

Medications

Taking certain medications can alleviate neuropathy pain to give you a better quality of life. Dr. Shah and his team customize medication regimens to match your unique needs.

Physical therapy

Dr. Shah lets you know which physical therapy exercises and stretches can reduce neuropathy pain and prevent its recurrence. 

Nerve stimulation

Nerve stimulation sends electric impulses to nerves to reduce pain signals and neuropathy discomfort.

Minimally invasive surgery

During minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Shah uses advanced procedures to relieve nerve pressure and the pain associated with it.

If neuropathy and nerve pain negatively affect your life, you don’t have to live with it. Schedule an appointment with pain specialists at SamWell Institute for Pain Management by phone or online for relief today.

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