Advanced Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Disorders
In general, adopting healthy habits – maintaining optimal weight, avoiding exposure to toxins, cessation of smoking, following a physician-supervised exercise program, eating a balanced diet, correcting vitamin deficiencies and limiting or avoiding alcohol consumption – can reduce the physical and emotional effects of peripheral neuropathy.
For patients with diabetes and others with impaired ability to feel pain, meticulous foot care and careful wound treatment can improve quality of life. Lifestyle changes may create conditions that encourage nerve regeneration.
At the Mischer Neuroscience Institute Spine Center, affiliated physicians perform innovative surgical treatments for nerve compression, acute nerve injury, entrapment neuropathies and nerve sheath tumors. They are experts in nerve transfer and nerve graft. The aim of treatment, which is frequently performed on an outpatient basis, is to correct underlying conditions, reduce pain and control symptoms.
Daniel H. Kim, M.D., FAANS, FACS
Director, Reconstructive Spinal and
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery,
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Collaboration with Referring Physicians
Referring physicians are kept informed about patient progress throughout the evaluation and treatment process. After a patient’s office visit, referring physicians receive a summary that includes the initial diagnosis, pending tests and treatment options.
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