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What is paresthesia?

What is paresthesia

Paresthesia is a type of sensitivity disorder that includes subjective tingling and burning sensations. All these unpleasant sensations bothered every person more than once; they could appear during prolonged sitting in an uncomfortable position, squeezing of arms or legs, in case of strong fear. However, this condition quickly passes and does not constitute any particular inconvenience.

Suppose these sensations appear for no apparent reason and do not disappear for a long time. In that case, you should consult a doctor to establish the cause and get the necessary treatment for paresthesia.

Paresthesia occurs when the nerve root, nerve endings, spinal cord, or brain are damaged or irritated. The localization of symptoms depends on the location of the nerve lesion.

The causes of paresthesia are different and varied, depending on the place of manifestation of symptoms.

Paresthesia symptoms

The appearance of paresthesia occurs when several electrical impulses of different potentials appear in the sensitive nerve fiber at once. The impulses are layered on top of each other, and, as a result, information from ​​the skin or mucous membrane enters the brain in a distorted form.

 

The localization of the manifestation of symptoms depends on the location of the nerve damage. So, for example, with a stroke, paresthesia develops on the opposite side of the body (from the part of the brain where the circulatory disorder has occurred). Precursors can accompany migraine attacks in the form of oral paresthesia. Polyneuropathy is characterized by localization in the area of ​​the feet and hands.

 

The symptoms of paresthesia are:

  • Tingling or burning sensation
  • Skin-crawling feeling.
  • The pallor of the skin in the affected area.
  • Feeling numb.

This condition can occur unexpectedly, or it can develop gradually with increasing symptoms. Usually, outbreaks of paresthesia pass over time, then attack again. But there is also a continuous course, for example, with multiple sclerosis with a long history of the disease, when paresthesia constantly appears. In any case, you need to see your doctor prescribe the correct treatment for paresthesia.

Diagnosis of paresthesia

Diagnosis of paresthesia

A therapist or neurologist detects paresthesia. The same doctors prescribe the treatment of paresthesia.

Diagnostics are aimed at establishing the immediate cause that contributed to the development of paresthesia. During the appointment, the doctor finds out the root of symptoms, their duration, the presence of provoking factors. Establishing a workplace to avoid exposure to chemicals is an essential factor.

After this, a neurological examination is performed, during which a violation of sensitivity is determined.

The next stage is the search for the disease against the background of which paresthesia has developed. 

 

For this, the following examinations are carried out:

  • Determination of blood sugar levels.
  • A blood test for the content of toxins.
  • Blood chemistry.
  • Ultrasound of the vessels of the lower extremities and brachiocephalic vessels.
  • X-ray of the spine.
  • CT, MRI of the brain and/or spinal cord.

A vital research method is electroneuromyography, which shows the speed of propagation of excitation and the nerve fiber, which makes it possible to detect a violation of nerve conduction.

When paresthesia is caused by filling the tooth canal with filling material, the dentist is engaged in diagnostics. Numbness develops in the chin, tongue, cheeks, lips; symptoms disappear after a few days or 2-3 months. In this case, there are no problems with diagnosis; the person independently associates the development of symptoms with a recent visit to the dentist.

 

Paresthesia is not a separate disease; it is always connected with concomitant pathology. Therefore, it is essential to carry out a complete examination to prescribe the necessary paresthesia treatment in time and prevent the development of complications.

Treatment of paresthesia

Treatment of paresthesia

Treatment of paresthesia is aimed at eliminating the cause of paresthesia and relieving symptoms. You should constantly monitor blood sugar levels in the presence of diabetes mellitus. Careful monitoring will help prevent complications such as diabetic polyneuropathy, which, in turn, is accompanied by paresthesia. It is recommended to stop drinking alcohol, as long-term intake of alcoholic beverages provokes the development of paresthesia.

In case of poisoning with chemicals, detoxification therapy is performed to remove toxins from the body. Surgical treatment is used in cases where there is a tumor process that compresses the nerve.

Symptomatic treatment is aimed at reducing the manifestation of discomfort.

 

Physiotherapeutic treatment of paresthesia has a good effect. It is aimed at eliminating the subjective sensations of paresthesia. Of this method of treatment are used:

  • Diadynamic currents.
  • Electrophoresis.
  • Magnetotherapy.
  • Mud therapy.
  • Massage.
  • Acupuncture.

Medicines are also prescribed to help relieve symptoms and treat paresthesia.

When the mechanism of paresthesia formation is associated with impaired conduction of excitation along with the nerve fiber, the appointment of B vitamins in the treatment will have a good effect. Besides, drugs that improve blood circulation are prescribed to eliminate the feeling of numbness. Antiplatelet agents are used to achieving this effect. Also such groups of drugs as antioxidants and anti hypoxants are used. They help to improve metabolic processes in the nervous tissue.

 

You should consult a doctor who, individually, considers the cause of paresthesia development and the presence of concomitant pathology. A doctor will prescribe the necessary drugs and the treatment of the paresthesia. You should not wait for the spontaneous elimination of symptoms but immediately make an appointment with a doctor to prevent the development of complications.

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Daneisha Johnson
Daneisha Johnson
22:20 19 May 22
Dr. Askari was very kind and explained everything so I could understand. The other staff were nice as well. I would... have gave 5 stars but I was a little taken aback when I checked in and had to pay 600.00 upfront. I think that should have been discussed in a appointment confirmation call or email just so I could have been prepared.read more
Jean Cooper
Jean Cooper
16:54 29 Apr 22
I love the office staff they are friendly and very helpful. Dr. JODIE is very caring and understanding to your needs... and wants to help you. I will go back. would recommend Dr. Dr. Jodie to other Patients in a heart beat. The team works well together.read more
Linda M
Linda M
19:40 02 Apr 22
I was obviously stressed, needing to see a neurologist. The staff was so patient and Dr. Ansari was so kind. At one... point he told me to relax, we have time, when I was relaying my history of my condition. That helped ease my stress. I have seen 3 other neurologists and he was the only one who performed any assessment tests on my cognitive and physical skills. At one point I couldn't complete two assessments and got upset and cried. I was told, it's OK. That's why you're here. I was truly impressed, and super pleased with the whole experience!read more
Leslie Durham
Leslie Durham
15:05 01 Apr 22
I've been coming here for about 5 years. The staff are ALWAYS friendly and knowledgeable. The Doctors are the absolute... best!! Jodie Moore is always in such a great mood which is a plus when you are already stressed. Highly recommendedread more
Monica Del Bosque
Monica Del Bosque
14:13 25 Mar 22
Since my first post my thoughts have changed here. It's unfortunate. My doctor and PA were great, but the office staff... is horrible. They never call you back when they say they will, they misinform you, they cause you too much stress wondering what's going on, they don't keep you posted. They never answer the phone. At this point I've left four messages in the last week, and I have sent three messages. Twice from their portal and one direct email. No response. My appointment is on Monday morning at 8:30am, no confirmation on my insurance and what's going on. What the heck is going on, this is ridiculous!I've given up... the stress her office staff has put me through is just not worth it. You can do so much better, please clean house, either change out your office staff, or find a way for them to be more efficient please. You have to do something. This is not how you want to run your practice. It leaves a very bad impression on your business.read more
Ron Buckholz
Ron Buckholz
23:32 23 Mar 22
I was actually pleasantly surprised with this visit! It took me a long time to get the appointment scheduled because no... one answers your phones EVER! After a month, I finally got in, and your staff was warm, friendly, and I was totally impressed! I feel like you will take care of my needs!read more
Steve Nabavi
Steve Nabavi
16:28 16 Mar 22
It was a nice visit. Happy staff doing all they can do to comfort the patients in a very calming environment. You ask... me they are earned a big gold star on the fridge. My only complaint they didn't give me any cookies.read more
Katie Lewis
Katie Lewis
16:10 10 Feb 22
Had very positive appointments with Jodie and Dr. Sheth for my migraine care. Jodie was so fast with the injections and... has so much valuable info. I started to feel light headed during checkout and the staff was SO helpful—giving me a chair, water, and taking me into a private room until I felt better. Highly recommend this practice for migraine patients, they know what they’re doing!!read more
Joshua Martinez
Joshua Martinez
16:02 10 Dec 21
I was scheduled to be checked and just want to say that the staff was fantastic. They were kind and helpful. I was... asked many questions related to what was going on and not once did I feel as though I was being brushed off. The front desk staff was especially great in assisting me. I'm scheduled to go back for a mri and am glad that I'll be going there.read more
Isabel Ivy
Isabel Ivy
21:42 03 Nov 21
I had such a good experience with Lone Star Neurology, Brent my MRI Tech was so awesome and made sure I was very... comfortable during the appointment. He gave me ear plugs, a pillow, leg support and blanket, easiest MRI ever lol 🤣 My 72 hour EEG nurse Amanda was also so awesome. She made sure I was take care of over the 3 days and took her time with the electrodes to make sure it was comfortable for me! Paige was also a huge help in answering all my questions when it came to my test results, and letting me know her honest opinions about how I should go forth with my treatment.read more
Leslie Luce
Leslie Luce
17:37 20 Oct 21
The professionalism and want to help attitude of this office was present from the moment I contacted them. The follow... up and follow through as well as their willingness to find a way to schedule my dad was above and beyond. We visited two offices in the same day with the same experience. I am appreciative of this—we spend a lot of time with doctors and this was top notch start to finish.read more
robert Parker
robert Parker
16:38 16 Apr 21
I love going to this office. The staff is friendly and helpful. The doctor is great. I am getting the best... neurological tests and treatment I have ever had. The only reason I did not give them a 5 star rating is because it is impossible to reach a live person at the office to reschedule appointments. Every time I have tried to get through to the office it says all people are busy and I am sent to a voicemail. If they could get their phone answering fixed, I would give them a strong 5 stars.read more
MaryAnn Hornbaker
MaryAnn Hornbaker
00:26 25 Feb 21
Dr. Harney is an excellent Dr. I found him friendly , personable and thorough. I evidently am an unusual case. ... Therefore he spent a Hugh amount of time educating me. He even gave me literature to further explain my condition and how to follow up. This is something you rarely get from your doctors. So I am more than please with my doctor and his staff.read more
Roger Arguello
Roger Arguello
03:05 29 Jan 21
Always courteous, professional. The staff is very friendly and always work with you to find the best appointment time.... The care team has been great. Always taking the time to listen to your concerns and to find the best treatment.read more
Margaret Rowland
Margaret Rowland
01:12 27 Jan 21
I have been a patient at Lone Star Neurology for several years. Now both my adult daughters also are patients there. I... love Jodie. She is always so prompt whether it is a teleamed call are a visit in the office. She takes the time to explain everything to me and answers all my questions. I am so blessed to have Jodie as my doctor.read more
Susan Miller
Susan Miller
03:01 13 Jan 21
My husband had an accident 5 years ago and Lone Star Neurology has been such a blessing to us with my husbands care.... Jodie Moore is his provider and she is amazing! Jodie is very knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. She takes her time with you, making sure your needs are met and she is happy to answer any questions you may have. Lone Star Neurology’s patients are very lucky to have Jodie providing their care. Thank you Lone Star Neurology and especially Jodie for everything you have done for us. Jodie, you are the best!read more
Windalyn C
Windalyn C
01:32 09 Jan 21
Jodie is wonderful. She is very caring and knowledgeable. I have been to over a dozen neurologists, and none were able... to help me as much as they have here. Thanks!read more
Katie Kordel
Katie Kordel
00:40 09 Jan 21
Jodi Moore, nurse practitioner, is amazing. I have suffered from frequent, debilitating headaches for almost 20 years.... She has provided the best proactive and responsive care I have ever received. My quality of life has been greatly improved by her caring approach and tenacity in finding solutions.read more
Ellie Natsis
Ellie Natsis
15:41 07 Jan 21
I have had the best experience at this neurologist's office! For over a year I have been receiving iv treatments here... each month and my nurse, Bobbie is beyond wonderful!! She's so attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and detail oriented. She makes an otherwise uncomfortable experience much more pleasant and definitely puts me at ease! She also helps me with my insurance,ordering this specialty medication and dealing with the ordering process which is no easy feat.Needless to say, she goes above a beyond in every way and I'm so grateful to this office and to Bobbie for all they do for me!read more
Matt Morris
Matt Morris
15:39 07 Jan 21
Let me start by saying that I have been coming here for years. Due to my autoimmune disease, I am in this office... once every three weeks for multiple hours at a time. The office is very clean and the staff very friendly. My only complaint would be there communication via phone. They aren't the best at responding if you leave a voicemail and expect a call back. I understand that this is prob just due to the sheer number of alls they receive daily. What I can say I like the best about the office are the people. Bobby who handles my infusions is great. I never have any issues with her setting up my infusions. She is very quick to reply to messages sent via text and if she were to leave then my whole opinion of the office may change. I also enjoy people like Matt, Lauren, and Jodi. I appreciate all that they do for me and without this team I'm not sure I would be as happy as I am to visit the office as frequently as I have to. Please ensure that these folks are recognized as they are what makes my visit to this office so tolerable :).read more
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