Neuromuscular & Peripheral Nerve Disease
Houston Neurologist Offering Relief from Nerve Damage
This broad term includes the many ailments that can cause impairment to the proper function of the muscles. The impairment can be both directly or indirectly. Neuromuscular disease can cause muscle spasms or muscle paralysis. It all depends on what is causing the problem and where it is located.
Our talented physicians at the Neurology Consultants of Houston will work to discover the root of the problem before determining treatment. We can then apply that treatment in our Infusion Center. This is a state of the art facility designed to keep you calm while relieving you of your symptoms.
Peripheral Nerve Disease
Also known as peripheral neuropathy, this particular ailment differs from a neuromuscular disease in that it usually occurs in the hands and feet. Although the most common cause is diabetes, peripheral nerve disease can also be caused by injury, infection, or exposure to toxins. The symptoms often include numbness and weakness in the area, as well as pain and a pins and needles sensation. Treatment will depend on your symptoms and underlying condition. Call us now at (713) 795-4785!
Treatment for Various Neurological Problems
There are many nerves in the body, and those that are not covered by other neurological problems are covered by neuropathy. The problem caused will depend on the type of nerve affected. This includes sensory nerves, motor nerves, or autonomic nerves.
Sensory nerves are those that control sensation, and the symptoms will include tingling, pain, weakness, or numbness. Motor nerves are those nerves that give your body power and allow you to move. Symptoms of neuropathy in these nerves will include weakness. The autonomic nerves are those that control the body systems, which can cause symptoms of changes in heart rate and blood pressure, or increased sweating.
Neuropathy can be caused by:
- Some cancers
- B12 deficiency
- Excess alcohol use
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic kidney disease
There are many other causes of neuropathy, almost 30% of which are simply idiopathic – of an unknown cause. However, treatment is available to help with the symptoms that stem from neuropathy. Give us a call today to make an appointment at (713) 795-4785.