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Everyday Health Interviews Dr. Williams About Which Treatments and Therapies Are Available for Neuropathy and Nerve Pain


Just like neuropathy (also called peripheral neuropathy) isn’t just one condition, neither is there a single treatment option that’s best for all forms of this group of health issues.

Ultimately, your treatment will be determined by the cause of your nerve damage, as well as the symptoms of neuropathy that you develop.

Vernon Williams, MD, a sports neurologist who is director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sini Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, says neuropathic pain tends to be “burning” or “electric.” Pain medication can help with such symptoms and improve sleep and quality life, but unfortunately neuropathy isn’t reversible or curable, he explains.

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