Diabetic Pain

Pain Management & Anesthesiology located in Augusta, Austell, Brookhaven, Camp Creek, Piedmont/Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Conyers, Covington, Dallas, Douglasville, Jasper, Johns Creek, Suwanne, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Peachtree City, Roswell, and Woodstock, GA

Diabetic Pain

Burning, tingling, and numbness due to diabetes can be debilitating and lead to complications when left untreated. Alliance Spine & Pain offers cutting-edge treatments for diabetic pain to reduce your discomfort and the risk of further pain. Call one of the offices in Austell, Augusta, Woodstock, Atlanta, Marietta, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Jasper, Cartersville, Dallas, Suwanee, Covington, Carrollton, Canton, Sandy Springs, Douglasville, Peachtree City, or Roswell, Georgia, or use the online booking feature today.

Diabetic Pain Q & A

What is diabetic pain?

Diabetic pain is an uncomfortable feeling that often develops due to nerve damage associated with uncontrolled diabetes. It may develop because of continuously high blood sugar levels. 

Tissue damage linked to diabetes may appear in the nerves in your feet, hands, or legs. Alliance Spine & Pain offers highly effective treatments for diabetes pain to ease troublesome discomfort. 

What does it feel like to have diabetic pain?

Diabetic pain may present as:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Ongoing pain
  • Extreme discomfort
  • Cramping
  • Muscle weakness
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Open foot sores
  • Infections
  • Bone or joint damage

Diabetes and the nerve damage associated with it can cause problems with your heart, blood vessels, urinary tract, and even your digestive system.

What are the risk factors for diabetic pain?

Diabetes pain often appears due to improperly controlled blood sugar, which can result in diabetic neuropathy (diabetes-induced nerve damage). Additional risk factors include carrying excess body weight, having kidney disease, and smoking.

Poor dietary habits, lack of exercise, and not treating diabetes effectively can make blood sugar levels chronically high, increasing the chance of diabetic nerve problems and pain.

How does my provider diagnose diabetic pain?

To learn if your discomfort is due to diabetes and nerve damage, an Alliance Spine & Pain specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam, order blood tests, and may recommend nerve testing, imaging procedures, nerve or skin biopsies, or other diagnostic tests. 

How is diabetic pain treated?

Alliance Spine & Pain offers numerous treatments for diabetic pain. 

Your specialist may recommend medications or lifestyle changes, such as properly controlling your blood pressure, staying active, eating nutritious foods, and not smoking or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. It’s important to take diabetes medications exactly as directed by your doctor.

In addition to healthy lifestyle changes, you might try:

  • Oral medicines
  • Topical medications
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Nerve block
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

Your Alliance Spine & Pain specialist tailors each diabetes pain treatment to your needs, treatment preferences, and pain severity. They may suggest more than one type of pain management solution to ensure exceptional, highly effective, long-lasting results.

Schedule an appointment at the Alliance Spine & Pain office nearest you by phone or online today to find relief from diabetes pain.