ColumbiaDoctors Neurology has several neurological experts that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathies. This group of disorders typically results from damage to the peripheral nerves, which are responsible for transmitting information between the brain, the spinal cord, and the rest of the body.
Hundreds of types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, each with a defining set of symptoms. People commonly report numbness, tingling, and a prickly sensations. Others develop an extreme sensitivity to touch, while others develop muscle weakness and muscle wasting. Severe symptoms can include burning pain which is typically worse at night, limb paralysis, and organ or gland dysfunction.
Autonomic neuropathy is a group of disorders that damage the nerves supplying the internal body structures that regulate numerous "automatic" body functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, and bowel, bladder, and sexual function. Most symptoms of autonomic neuropathy are uncomfortable but they can be debilitating in severe cases, especially if adequate blood pressure is not maintained while standing (this is called orthostatic hypotension).
Peripheral Neuropathy Center
If you have been previously diagnosed with peripheral or autonomic neuropathy, or are experiencing any of these bothersome symptoms, our expert physicians can offer help. We offer comprehensive electrophysiological studies, including nerve conduction studies, electromyography, and autonomic testing, and advanced treatment options.
If the cause of your neuropathy can be identified and treated, the nerves may repair or regenerate. Your symptoms may improve with proper treatment.
Conditions We Treat
- Autonomic Neuropathy
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
- Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome/Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP)
- Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloid Polyneuropathy