Struggling With lower extremity pain in Pittsburgh?

Nerve Pain Center Pittsburgh PA Neuropathy Relief

It is estimated that 20 million people in the United States (and approximately 50 thousand people in Western Pennsylvania) have lower extremity pain but in actuality, the number is probable a lot higher as many people don’t seek diagnostic testing and treatment. Let our nerve pain center in Pittsburgh help you find relief!

lower extremity pain in Pittsburgh is a condition where the nerve(s) to the legs and arms become damaged, interrupting the signal between the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord) and the rest of the body.

The central nervous system is the master system that controls and regulates everything in the body. The peripheral nerves, everything outside of the central nervous system, sends sensory messages to the central nervous system such as something is hot, cold, sharp, dull, burning, etc. The peripheral nerves also send signals from the brain for muscles to contract but also have different types of signals that control everything from our heart and blood vessels, digestion, urination, sexual function to our bones and immune system. Think of your computer as a brain and the wires coming out of it as the peripheral nerves. As long as there is no interference in the computer or the wires, the functions of the computer will work fine. When the cords or wires malfunction, complex functions can cause your computer to grind to a halt.

Nerve Signals can be disrupted in 3 ways: loss of signals in the nerve (like a broken wire on your computer), inappropriate signals in the nerve (like static on a telephone wire) and errors that can distort the messages being sent down a nerve (like a wavy picture on your computer screen).

Neuropathy symptoms can range from mild to severe but are rarely life-threatening. Neuropathy symptoms depend on the type of nerve affected, how long the damage has been there and severity of the damage. Usually, lower extremity pain develops over time. In some cases, no treatment is necessary. In more advanced neuropathy, more aggressive treatment is indicated.

Damage to only one nerve? This is known as mononeuropathy. Damage to two or more nerves in different areas is called multiple mononeuropathy and finally, damage to most of the nerves is called polyneuropathy.

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Nerve Pain Centers of
Western PA

874 Butler Street Suite 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
(412) 408-3788