About Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
Peripheral neuropathic pain is the result of damage to your peripheral nerves. This damage often leads to numbness or pain in the hands and feet and occasionally causes muscle weakness. Peripheral neuropathic pain is generally stabbing, burning, or tingling. At UT Health Austin, we understand that chronic pain can have major adverse physical and psychological effects, and we are dedicating to helping you alleviate your pain.
Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Treatment at UT Health Austin
Peripheral neuropathic pain has many potential causes. Our team of experts will evaluate your medical history and symptoms, as well as complete a thorough physical and neurological examination to determine the cause of your pain. Our team may also perform blood or nerve function tests, order imaging, or conduct a nerve or skin biopsy. Treatment may include medication, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or a trial of spinal cord stimulation. Your care team is dedicated to tailoring an individualized treatment plan to manage your condition and relieve symptoms.
Care Team Approach
We have assembled a team of experts that includes a Pain Medicine Physician, Interventional Pain Management Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatrist, and Pharmacist to treat your needs. Our team is here to listen and collaborate to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.