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Peripheral Neuropathy in San Antonio

Diagnosing & Treating Neurological Conditions

Peripheral neuropathy is not one single health condition. Peripheral neuropathy describes a range of problems that result in peripheral nerve damage. Dr. Andrew Wong of Neuromuscular and EMG Specialists of Texas diagnoses and treats peripheral neuropathy in San Antonio. Appointments with our team are comprehensive and long enough to effectively build a solid therapeutic relationship between doctor and patient. We are able to uncover complex pathology to determine the most effective treatment for you and your unique condition.

If you suspect you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy, call (210) 880-6920 to schedule an appointment for diagnosis by Dr. Andrew Wong in San Antonio.

Causes & Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

Your peripheral nerves transmit messages between your brain, spinal cord, and the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy damages the voluntary and involuntary peripheral nerves, including sensory and motor nerves. This results in symptoms such as tingling or running sensations, pain, muscle weakness, dysfunction in glands and organs, and impairment of urination and sexual function.

The conditions and risk factors associated with peripheral neuropathy include:

  • Diabetes
  • Chemotherapy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Certain autoimmune disorders
  • Physical trauma

Unfortunately, up to 30% of peripheral neuropathies have no known cause.

Nerve damage can affect the nerve axons, myelin sheath that protects the nerves, or both. In order to determine the type of damage involved, electrodiagnostic test is often required. Dr. Wong is a fellowship-trained neurologist and is board-certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine to perform the testing needed to diagnose peripheral neuropathy in San Antonio.

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment in San Antonio

In many cases, peripheral neuropathy is not reversible. However, steps can be taken to prevent and manage the problem. Diet and lifestyle changes combined with medical treatment can effectively manage peripheral neuropathy. Because the symptoms and damage to the nerves can become more severe over time, early diagnosis is essential to preserve nerve function.

Contact our San Antonio office at (210) 880-6920 to learn more or to schedule an appointment for neuropathy diagnosis.

Why Choose Neuromuscular and EMG Specialists of Texas?

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  • Triple board-certified in Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

  • Comprehensive care while accepting most insurance plans for your convenience

  • In-depth appointments with a fellowship-trained neuromuscular physician