Peripheral Neuropathy is the result of damage to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is responsible for taking information to and from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. There are more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy which can cause temporary or long-term issues.
At Nebraska Medicine a multidisciplinary team of specialists work together to identify the cause of peripheral neuropathy. The goal is to minimize the progression of the neuropathy and manage the symptoms.
A thorough diagnostic evaluation may include:
- Blood tests
- Nerve conduction studies (NCS)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Lumbar puncture (LP)
- Imaging including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Biopsies of nerves, muscles and skin
- Autonomic nervous system testing
Nebraska Medicine offers all the health services that may be necessary for an individual who is experiencing peripheral neuropathy. The team will coordinate any diagnostic tests along with related care from specialty areas who all share an expertise in the management of peripheral neuropathy.
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Nutritional services
- Pain management services
- Infusion services
To make an appointment with a specialist in peripheral neuropathy at Nebraska Medicine, please call 800-922-0000.
- J. Americo M. Fernandes, MD
- Pariwat Thaisetthawatkul, MD
Private Practice Physicians
- Nebraska Neuromuscular Consultants
- Vahid Taghavi, MD