Neuropathy is a form of nerve damage that is estimated to affect more than 20 million Americans. It often accompanies other health problems including diabetes, cancer, shingles, autoimmune disease or injury.
“Neuropathy presents a spectrum of symptoms,” says Daniel DiCapua, MD, a Yale Medicine neurologist. Those symptoms may include a burning sensation, shooting pain, numbness or muscle weakness. For some patients, Dr. DiCapua says, the symptoms are just an annoyance. But for others, the effects of neuropathy can be debilitating.
The team at Yale Medicine has both the comprehensive expertise and advanced equipment to diagnose neuropathy successfully, and to provide treatments that both minimize the discomfort and offer the best opportunity to reverse the condition.