Treatments

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments

Peripheral nerve injury care requires a wide range of skills to obtain the best functional outcomes. This care starts from the acute injury (nerve repair, graft or transfer) and may continue to later reconstructive surgeries (tendon/muscle transfers). Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of few hospitals in the region with a plastic surgeon specializing 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 help relieve the painful symptoms. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, we offer integrative holistic medicine treatments alongside conventional therapies to help our patients manage their symptoms and enjoy the bets possible quality of life.

Your physician may also try 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.

Research

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, and is at the forefront of neuropathy research and treatment, including stem cell therapy.

Treatments

  • Acupuncture
  • Injections
  • Massage
  • Medications
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
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