Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
The first step in peripheral neuropathy treatment should be identifying the cause. In many cases it may be easy to identify the cause while in other situations very difficult. In many cases the only treatment is for the symptoms, not the actual cause. Certain conditions like vitamin B6 deficiency can be treated with supplements, or injections with reasonable success.
Therefore, most peripheral neuropathy treatment options are targeted at the symptoms. Medications like Neurontin (gabapentin), Cymbalta (duloxetine), or Lyrica (pregabalin) can dull or eliminate the amount of uncomfortable sensations a patient feels. These treatments are often successful, but can cause some significant side effects that are intolerable to some. The side effects can include dizziness, upset stomach, and nausea among others. Some individuals describe a feeling of intoxication with these medications. With adjustments in the prescribed dosages one can usually overcome the side effects and a therapeutic level can be achieved.
Complete resolution of PN is often virtually impossible and is dependent on the cause and the individual. This is because nerves have a very low and slow healing capacity. In some cases such as vitamin B complex deficiencies, replenishment of these vitamins can significantly decrease the unpleasantness of the symptoms without medications. NeuRx TF is a vitamin B complex supplement designed to reduce the symptoms of neuropathy.
Topical peripheral neuropathy treatment like Capsasin ( the chemical in hot peppers) preparations have been used for years with limited success. As one can imagine if you touch any vulnerable surface of the body, it can cause serious pain. Rubber gloves or though hand washing should be used when ever using medications containing these chemicals. They work by depleting the pain neurotransmitters, this can take a while and be uncomfortable.