Peripheral Neuropathy Consultation
Specialty Physician Consultation – 1-hour examination and assessment with related review and treatment recommendations.
Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition of damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
Neuropathy may be associated with varying combinations of weakness, autonomic and sensory changes.
Common symptoms associated with damage to the motor nerve are muscle weakness, cramps, and spasms. Loss of balance and coordination may also occur.
Damage to the sensory nerve can produce tingling, numbness, and pain, a sensation of wearing an invisible ‘glove’ or ‘sock’, burning, freezing, or electric-like, extreme sensitivity to touch.
Autonomic nerve damage causes problems with involuntary functions.
This leads to symptoms such as abnormal blood pressure and heart rate, reduced ability to perspire, constipation, bladder dysfunction (e.g., incontinence), and sexual dysfunction.
The total cost of Peripheral Neuropathy Consultation includes a one-hour consultation with a specialist.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.