Neurology Specialists & Neuromuscular Medicine Providers located in Waxahachie, Mansfield and Mesquite, TX

Numbness services offered in Waxahachie, Mansfield and Mesquite, TX

Numbness can be an early warning sign of nerve damage or a neurological disorder. To help you get an accurate diagnosis for the cause of numbness, the Neurology Care team uses advanced, diagnostic technologies. The team also creates customized treatment plans to address the root cause of numbness. They use strategies like medications, physical therapy, and surgery to help you find long-lasting relief for numbness, so you can stay active and independent. Call the office in Mansfield, Mesquite or Waxahachie, Texas, to schedule an evaluation for numbness or book an appointment online today. 

Numbness Q&A

What causes numbness?

Numbness is a temporary or ongoing loss of physical sensation. Numbness can be a side effect of infection, poor blood circulation, or a vitamin deficiency. You might also experience persistent numbness because of pressure on your nerves or nerve damage.

Potential causes of numbness the Neurology Care team can diagnose and treat include:

  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Migraines
  • Herniated spinal disc
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

You might also experience numbness in your arms and legs because of diabetic neuropathy, a condition that affects people with diabetes. Nerve damage can be the result of high blood sugar levels that remain uncontrolled for too long.

When should I seek treatment for numbness?

Temporary numbness can occur if you sit or stand for long periods of time. Typically, moving around eases numbness by improving your blood circulation.

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Neurology Care if you have numbness that lasts for longer than a few minutes or if you experience:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Persistent tingling
  • Confusion
  • Vision changes
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty walking
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

The team also recommends that you schedule a neurological evaluation if you experience numbness after a head or spine injury. They perform a comprehensive physical exam and review your personal and family medical histories. 

Neurology Care also offers on-site diagnostic testing services, including computerized tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and electromyography (EMG) to accurately diagnose the cause of your numbness.

What treatments are available for numbness?

Your treatment plan for numbness depends on its underlying cause. The Neurology Care team creates a care plan to address numbness and any other symptoms you have using strategies like medications and physical therapy.

If you have numbness because of diabetes-related nerve damage, the team helps you get your blood sugar levels under control. You may need to take medications and make lifestyle and diet changes to keep your blood sugar levels healthy.

Surgery may be a treatment option for chronic numbness that results from a herniated disc or other spinal condition. You may also need surgery to remove a tumor that presses on nearby nerves or your spinal cord.

If you have a neuromuscular disorder like muscular dystrophy or other chronic neurological condition, the team can help you manage it in the long term. They can also coordinate rehabilitative therapies, so you can stay physically active.

Call the Neurology Care office near you to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for numbness or book an appointment online today.