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Femoral Neuropathy

Effective Treatment to
Ease the Symptoms of
Nerve Damage

Femoral Neuropathy

Femoral neuropathy is a femoral nerve damage condition which is more common in people with type 2 diabetes and older adults. Also known as diabetic amyotrophy or proximal neuropathy, this nerve condition can lead to difficulties moving around. The femoral nerve is the major nerve that serves the tissues of the thigh and leg, including the muscles and skin. Poor blood sugar control is the major risk factor to this nerve damage. A leading healthcare center in Brooklyn, NY, HealthQuest offers femoral neuropathy treatment that can help to treat the underlying cause of this nerve damage and thus improve the patient’s quality of life.

Other symptoms associated with the disorder include abnormal sensations in the legs such as numbness or tingling in any part of the leg, and difficulty extending the knee. Early diagnosis and treatment is the best option for controlling symptoms and preventing more-severe problems.

Diabetic Femoral Neuropathy

Treatment

A comprehensive examination will be carried out for accurate diagnosis. Electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies, MRI or CT scan may be recommended to review the conditions. While an MRI scan looks for tumors, growths, or any other masses in the area of the femoral nerve that causes compression on the nerve, a CT scan, using cross-sectional x-rays, can also look for vascular or bone growths.

Based on the analysis, our physicians create a personalized treatment plan that can improve the symptoms. Treatment programs include:

  • Medications - Diabetic neuropathy pain can sometimes be managed with certain medications such as antidepressants, and opiates or opiate like drugs.
  • Physical Therapy - Physical therapy exercises help to restore the nerves in the legs. It can also help to build up the strength in the leg muscles again, thus reduce pain and regain mobility.
  • Chiropractic care - With a good understanding of the anatomy and neurology of the femoral nerve, our chiropractors administer chiropractic adjustments consisting of diversified side-posture manipulations to correct misalignments.

We accept Medicare, Workers’ Compensation, No-Fault, and other major medical insurance plans. Dial 718-769-2521 or send an email to info@hqbk.com to schedule a consultation for femoral neuropathy treatment.