Nerve damage in your feet can affect your quality of life, and can be downright dangerous if you have diabetes (you might not feel an injury occur, which can quickly snowball into serious complications). There are conservative measures you can take to manage symptoms of pain, numbness, and tingling associated with neuropathy and other nerve conditions, but sometimes nerve damage can have such a negative effect on your health and lifestyle, that surgery is needed to relieve your pain and restore the life you love.
Our Neuropathy Center: The Know-How You Need
We specialize in treating nerve conditions, and have a dedicated neuropathy center fully equipped with cutting-edge technology and a highly-skilled, expert staff. If our laser therapy and other treatment methods don’t provide the relief you need to live the full and active life you wish, surgical procedures to decompress or repair damaged nerves may need to be considered. Diagnostic testing, and consideration of your medical history and lifestyle will allow us to determine if you are a good candidate for nerve surgery and if a surgical procedure is the right course of action for you. If so, the procedure will be thoroughly explained and we will take the time to answer any questions and calm any concerns you may have. We understand the apprehensiveness that comes with having surgery, and we are here to help you get the information and support you need to feel confident and comfortable with your decision.
The Expert Care You Deserve
Nerve decompression surgery entails removing pressure away from nerves that are being squeezed, which restores their ability to deliver correct messages to your brain. When pressure is relieved from the problem area, so are the symptoms. Amazingly, this procedure takes just a small incision and can be done on an outpatient basis. Other procedures, however, may be more complex depending on the location of the nerve and the number of nerves involved. If there is damage, not just pressure, the nerves will need to be surgically repaired. In any case, you can rest assured that you are in expert hands as Dr. Brian McDowell not only specializes in neuropathy, but also in performing surgery to treat it.
The Return to a Full and Active Life
Recovery, of course, depends on the type of procedure you have. It’s important to closely adhere to after care directions and attend follow-up appointments to ensure the healing process is moving along smoothly. You will need physical therapy to fully recover and restore mobility and function. When nerve surgery successfully alleviates the painful symptoms of your condition, you can enjoy an improved quality of life, and get back to the activities you love.
If you are suffering from neuropathy or other nerve condition that is interfering with your enjoyment of life, call McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group in Carmichael, CA. We will help you determine if nerve surgery is right for you, so you can return to pain-free days again. Make an appointment with Dr. Brian McDowell by dialing at (916) 961-3434 today.