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Peripheral Neuropathy Specialist

Jairo De La Hoz, MD -  - Primary Care

JAX Family Care

Jairo De La Hoz, MD

Primary Care located in Jacksonville, FL

Peripheral neuropathy, a form of nerve damage, can lead to mild to severe burning, throbbing, or dysfunction in the hands and feet. If you struggle with peripheral neuropathy, Jairo De La Hoz, MD, offers treatment using the Sanexas® system at JAX Family Care in Jacksonville, Florida. To schedule a treatment consultation and learn more about your condition, call JAX Family Care or book online today.

Peripheral Neuropathy Q&A

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that comes from damage to any of the nerves outside of your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), which are called your peripheral nerves. This nerve damage can come from various conditions, injuries, and behaviors, or it can arise with no clear cause.

In most cases, peripheral neuropathy symptoms primarily affect the hands and feet. The symptoms are quite distinct and include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Freezing or burning sensations
  • Sharp or throbbing pains
  • Muscle weakness
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Heat intolerance
  • Bladder or bowel problems

Peripheral neuropathy can affect both sensory nerves and motor nerves, both of which are located in the peripheral nervous system. This is why peripheral neuropathy can cause sensations like burning while also causing weakness or a lack of coordination. 

What are the most common causes of neuropathy?

By far, the single most common cause of neuropathy is diabetes. When you fail to manage your diabetes properly or avoid treatment altogether, the increased glucose in your blood can cause damage to the peripheral nerves.

If you have peripheral neuropathy but are not diabetic, your symptoms might come from:

  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • An autoimmune disease
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Certain medications
  • Infections

Many of these conditions or circumstances lead to peripheral neuropathy because they involve chronic inflammation. Inflammation stops blood vessels from expanding, so your capillaries can’t transport nutrients into their respective areas. As a result, the capillaries die and the nerves break down without the proper nutrients. 

How is neuropathy treated?

At JAX Family Care, Dr. De La Hoz can help you figure out the causes behind your peripheral neuropathy and find a suitable treatment. In most cases, targeting the underlying cause is the most effective way to reduce neuropathy symptoms. For example, if you have diabetes, you should follow your physician’s diet plan and take insulin if you have a prescription for it.

JAX Family Care also offers specific treatments for the symptoms of neuropathy. Sanexas® electric cell signaling with combined electro-chemical treatment (CET) uses electric frequencies to block nerve signals causing symptoms like pain, burning, and tingling. 

Electric cell signaling is unique from other nerve therapies because it retrains your nervous system and helps it heal. The benefits of treatment improve with time, and most people require at least 6-15 sessions before noticing stark improvements. 

To schedule a treatment consultation for your peripheral neuropathy, call JAX Family Care or book an appointment online today.