Neuropathy Specialist

Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D.

Primary Care Physician & Holistic Medicine Specialist located in Johns Creek, GA

Pain, tingling, and numbness are common warning signs of neuropathy, a nerve condition that family physician Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D., in Johns Creek, Georgia, treats with an integrative, whole-person approach rather than a reliance on medications. She treats the cause of neuropathy, not just the symptoms, with nutrition-based, naturopathic remedies. Get the medical care you deserve today. Call or book a consultation online.

Neuropathy

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a condition brought on by damage to your peripheral nervous system, the network that transmits signals from your spinal cord and brain to the rest of your body. With neuropathy, the nerves controlling various functions, including pain sensors, send the wrong information. 

Neuropathy can center on a single nerve or many nerves in your body. The condition causes pain, weakness, and other symptoms in your hands, feet, and sometimes other parts of your body. 

 

How can I tell if I have neuropathy?

You’ll experience one or more of these signs with neuropathy:

  • Tingling, prickling, or numbing sensations in your hands, arms, feet, or legs
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Loss of coordination or falling
  • Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, freezing, or burning pain
  • Feeling like you’re wearing gloves or socks when you’re not

Your symptoms vary, depending on how severely your nerves are damaged and the location of your nerve damage. 

 

What causes neuropathy?

Diabetes is one of the most common causes of neuropathy. Other conditions that cause neuropathy include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Injuries or nerve trauma
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Alcoholism
  • Medications
  • Tumors

Neuropathy can run in families. In some cases, there’s no precise cause for your neuropathy. 

 

How is neuropathy diagnosed?

Dr. Gaskill takes a thorough medical history and examines you. She assesses your reflexes, muscle strength, and coordination. She may recommend diagnostic tests, such as:

  • Blood tests
  • Imaging tests, such as a CT scan or MRI
  • Nerve function tests to record electrical signals in your muscles 

Once she has your test results, Dr. Gaskill tailors a treatment plan to your precise form of neuropathy. 

 

How is neuropathy treated?

Dr. Gaskill emphasizes an integrative, naturopathic treatment approach rather than simply prescribing narcotics, antidepressants, or Lidocaine patches. Dr. Gaskill focuses on the cause of your neuropathy and designs a therapeutic plan to treat the source of your condition. 

If you’re ready to enjoy a life free of neuropathy without relying on medications, call for an appointment or book a consultation online today with Dr. Gaskill.