Dr. Graff Neuropathy Center in Dallas & Plano, commonly called peripheral neuropathy is damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves that results in pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness.
The peripheral nerves are the nerves outside the central nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the nerves in your brain and spinal cord. The peripheral sensory nerve fibers carry information to the spine and brain while the peripheral motor nerve fibers carry information from the brain to the hand.
When there is a problem with any of the nerves due to damage, injury, or inflammation, you may feel pain, numbness, or tingling at the part of your body where the nerve is damaged or affected. A single nerve or combination of nerves in an area can be damaged or affected.
More than 20 million people in the U.S are estimated to have some form of peripheral neuropathy.
According to estimates, about 25% to 30% of Americans will be affected by neuropathy.
Neuropathy affects people of all ages. It is, however, more commonly in older adults.
According to reports, about 8% of adults who are over 65 years of age have some degree of neuropathy.
Neuropathy is present in 60% to 70% of people with diabetes.
Neuropathy is present in 30% to 40% of people who receive chemotherapy to treat cancer.
Neuropathy is present in 30% of people who have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Neuropathy is a difficult condition to treat but finding the best neuropathy center will help a lot to get the best treatments.
Dr. Graff Neuropathy Center
Dr. Graff Neuropathy Center provides diagnostic and therapeutic care to patients with neuropathy pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in their body, hands, or feet caused by nerve damage.
At our clinic, we diagnose and explore the possible causes of patients’ neuropathy, including autoimmune or inflammatory conditions, infections, metabolic or endocrine disorders, nutritional anomalies, or hereditary causes.
We conduct diagnostic tests such as blood tests, electrodiagnostic testing, skin biopsy studies, and more. We provide suitable treatments after an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Treatment is then directed at both the underlying cause of the neuropathy and the symptoms.
We also conduct clinical and translational research to understand the underlying mechanisms that cause peripheral neuropathy. We also develop more effective therapies to treat neuropathy and offers continuing education opportunities for our staff and health providers.
List of conditions treated
At Dr. Graff neuropathy center, we provide treatment for a variety of conditions which include:
When the edge of the toenail grows into the skin, this condition is known as an ingrown toenail. Ingrown toenail mostly affects the big toe. The edge of the big toenail grows into the skin.
About 18 percent (40 million people) of U.S. adults from the age of 21 and above have experienced ingrown toenail at a point in their lives. This is according to reports by the National Foot Health Assessment conducted in 2012 for the Institute for Preventive Foot Health,
Ankle pain occurs when the ankle is twisted or turned in an awkward manner and the ligaments are forced to move beyond their normal range of movement.
Several different types of conditions can cause ankle pain. Injuries of the ankle bones, tendons, and ligaments can as well cause ankle pain.
Foot pain is a common condition among many people. The foot is a complex anatomical structure that could be affected by disease within the body or at the foot itself.
There are several different causes of foot pain such as injury, overuse, fracture, or underlying medical condition. You may feel pain in one or more parts of your foot. Foot pain can range from mild to severe pain.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Diabetic foot ulcers are open wounds that are commonly located at the base of the foot. Diabetic foot ulcers mostly affect people with diabetes. Diabetic foot ulcers are formed when the skin tissue breaks down and exposes the underlying layers.
According to reports, approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes have diabetic foot ulcers. However, anyone who has diabetes could be affected by diabetic foot ulcers depending on how well they control the diabetes and care for their foot.
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the bottom of the big toe which causes the big toe to move towards the smaller toes. It is a symptom of a progressive bone disorder. A bunion is caused as a result of a structural problem of the bone of the foot and toes joint.
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain that involves the inflammation of the plantar fascia (a thick band of tissue that goes through the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone with your toes).
Plantar fasciitis generally causes a sharp pain that mostly happens when you take the first steps in the morning. The pain decreases as you move more and may return after standing for a long period of time or after you have stood up from sitting for a long period of time.
Neuropathy center treatment benefits
Dr. Graff Neuropathy center provides neuropathy treatments for patients with neuropathy. Our treatments provide many benefits to your patients.
Some of these many benefits include:
Pain is a common symptom of neuropathy. Most patients that have neuropathy complain of frequent pain in their legs and arms.
At Dr. Graff’s neuropathy center, we provide neuropathy treatment for pain relief. We ensure that patients feel total pain relief.
This is one of the numerous benefits you get when you visit our clinic. We provide accurate treatment by addressing the nerve or nerves causing the pain. We make sure you don’t feel any more pain and also ensure that your pain relief is long-lasting.
Neuropathy takes over every aspect of your life, including your sleep. It is difficult for you to have a good sleep if you have neuropathy. The pain and discomfort you feel every time makes it difficult for you to sleep well. You may experience stabbing or burning pains which makes it even more difficult for you to have a good sleep. Lack of sleep can affect your health and cause your body to malfunction.
At Dr. Graff’s neuropathy center, we provide treatments to ensure that you feel total relief and sleep better. You will no longer have trouble sleeping after undergoing our treatments.
Better quality of life
Neuropathy pain and its other symptoms affect your quality of life. You will no longer be able to do the things you normally do before. You will no longer be able to use your legs and hands the way you normally do before. The pain and discomfort from the neuropathy will always affect the usage of your body. Your life may even be put on hold due to neuropathy.
We deliver the best treatment so that you can be able to walk and go about your normal daily activities with ease. After our treatment, you will be able to use your legs and hands without any pains or discomfort. You will be able to go about your work and other activities. You will have a more fulfilled life and generally experience a better quality of life.
Leg pain is one of the common symptoms of neuropathy. The nerves in your legs are most commonly affected. You may feel stabbing or burning pain as you walk or use your legs. This hinders your mobility and you won’t be able to move from one destination to another.
At Dr. Graff’s neuropathy center, we provide neuropathy treatment to ensure that you are able to make use of your legs once again. We provide suitable treatment so that you no longer feel pain. We search for the affected nerve or nerves that are responsible for the pain and we provide appropriate treatment. We ensure that you feel total pain relief and you are able to walk perfectly with your legs without any discomfort.
You can start using your muscles and exercising again
Muscle weakness is one of the symptoms of neuropathy. If you have neuropathy, you won’t be able to make good use of your muscles anymore. You will start experiencing frequent muscle weakness and you won’t be able to exercise anymore.
At Dr. Graff’s neuropathy center, we provide treatment to ensure that you are perfectly able to use your muscles. We provide appropriate treatment so that your muscles can regain strength to function properly. You will be able to start using your muscles again and engage in exercises.
Your nerves will begin to work properly
Neuropathy can cause your nerves to misinterpret information and provides false information. Your nerves begin to malfunction. You may start experiencing pains even when there is nothing causing the pain. Also, you may not experience pain even when you have sustained an injury or something has affected your body that you need to feel pain. Your nerves will begin to malfunction and misinterpret information and pain signals.
At Dr. Graff’s neuropathy center, we provide appropriate solutions to this kind of problem. We diagnose the cause of the malfunctioning of the nerve or nerves and provide appropriate treatment. We use the best treatment option to ensure that your nerves begin to work properly again. Your nerves will begin to function properly. Information and pain signals will be transmitted accurately by your nerves.
FDA approved neuropathy treatment
The FDA approved several medications for the treatment of neuropathy. These medications include
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Lidocaine patch
- Opioid analgesics
- Alpha-lipoic acid
Why Dr graff is best to choose for neuropathy treatment
Dr. Jeremiah Graff is a board-certified podiatric surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He also attended the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated as Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.
He is a Certified neuropathy Specialist and highly skilled in the treatment of patients with neuropathy symptoms. With several years of experience, he has recorded immense success in his medical career.
Dr. Graff is very passionate about his medical profession and takes care of his patients as though they are family. He works with a team of dedicated professionals that work tirelessly to ensure that every neuropathy patient is accurately diagnosed and provided with the best treatment.
Dr. Graff Neuropathy provides the best neuropathy treatment that you can find around Texas. We have highly skilled medical providers and physicians that focus on providing patients with specialized care so that each patient can get back to their normal activities as quickly as possible.
At Dr. Graff’s neuropathy center, we have the newest technological equipment for the treatment of a variety of conditions including neuropathy.
Our treatment objectives are to provide relief from painful neuropathy symptoms and provide permanent treatment to ensure better living. We educate our patients on the best treatment options and how we can join hands with them to help manage their conditions. We personalized treatment for each patient that meets the needs of each patient’s condition.
Visit us today for the best and safest neuropathy treatment. You can book an appointment with us online at drgraff.com.