Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Help for Neuropathy

Monday, 23 Jan 2012 09:36 AM

Question: Is there a treatment/medication for peripheral neuropathy? I have been diagnosed with this ailment but I can’t find relief from the discomfort?



Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Are you a diabetic? If so, you need to keep your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible, with medication if necessary. There are many different types of treatments for peripheral neuropathy. Mild symptoms may be relieved by over-the-counter pain medications. For more-severe symptoms, your doctor may recommend prescription painkillers, or antiseizure medications that are known to be beneficial in nerve pain.

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