Whether or not you can cure peripheral neuropathy depends on the underlying condition and how much damage has already occurred. A variety of conditions cause peripheral neuropathy, including vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, traumatic injuries, and even alcohol abuse. For vitamin issues, the symptoms can be addressed, and sometimes reversed, by consuming more of the needed nutrients. For other issues, however, you probably won’t be able to reverse any damage. Managing the underlying condition and treating the symptoms will help prevent the problem from progressing and reduce your discomfort.
If you’re concerned that you have neuropathy, don’t wait to investigate the problem. The sooner the issue is addressed, the more likely that it can be halted, or even corrected, minimizing the damage. Even for the cases where the issue can’t be cured, managing the problem will help you avoid painful complications. Contact Dr. Robert Parker here in Houston to make an appointment by calling (281) 497-2850 or by using the request form on the website.