Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments

Treating a peripheral nerve injury requires a wide range of skills to obtain the best functional outcomes. This care starts with treating the acute injury (nerve repair, graft or transfer) and may later involve reconstructive surgeries (tendon or muscle transfers). Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of few hospitals in the region with a plastic surgeon who specializes in nerve surgery.

The first goal of peripheral neuropathy treatment is to manage any conditions that are causing the neuropathy, which may help resolve the symptoms.

In addition, medications and other treatments can often help relieve painful symptoms. Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers integrative medicine alongside conventional therapies to help you manage symptoms and enjoy the best possible quality of life.

Your physician may also use treatments to stimulate nerves, suppress immune system activity and support the movement of weakened muscles.

Treatment options include:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Holistic care and wellness

You may also be eligible for one of our clinical trials through the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine..