Unfortunately, having to search for a doctor that can provide treatment for another painful condition can only add to the stress. In an interview with Medscape.com about the conclusion of her research and the connection between the two conditions, Dr. Spallone also indicated two possible explanations for a link between diabetic peripheral neuropathy and depression: the impact of chronic pain and the possibility of abnormalities in the central nervous system (Medscape.com, 2016). This conclusion directs attention to the undoubtedly major influence that chronic pain from peripheral neuropathy can have on an individual with diabetes. Fortunately, at South Jersey Neuropathic Pain Solution in Marlton, we can certainly help with nerve damage, and, hopefully, that will help ease the feeling of depression.
At South Jersey Neuropathic Pain Solution in Marlton, we specialize in treating people who are suffering from peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes. In fact, our doctors have a proven track record of helping qualified patients fight off nerve damage and returning to their normal activities. Currently, we are offering free consultations for first-time patients. Call (856) 596-3000 now to schedule an appointment.
When dealing with depression, many patients may be prescribed antidepressants. It is important to inform your normal physician, the doctor who is helping you with diabetes, and the peripheral neuropathy doctor about any prescription drugs that are being consumed, as this may have an impact on treatment and/or diabetic levels. This information will most likely be covered during the initial consultation. Our biggest concern with antidepressants is whether or not they will conflict with peripheral neuropathy treatments. At South Jersey Neuropathic Pain Solution, we utilize a non-invasive treatment that does not include any medications. Our issue with medications for peripheral neuropathy is that they merely mask the symptoms and do nothing to fix the damaged nerves. In some cases, medications can make symptoms worsen after the effect of the medications have worn off. These side-effects from medications can actually increase the patient’s chances of becoming depressed or furthering a depressive episode.