Peripheral nerves are the nerves that radiate out towards your body within your limbs. They are responsible for carrying sensory information, including pain, touch, pressure, hot, and cold from the body back to the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral system also carries all motor function information from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles. These include involuntary and involuntary functions. Peripheral Nerve Disorders can occur when these essential nerves become damaged, leading to many uncomfortable symptoms and a decrease in your body’s ability to function and feel.
At Austin Neurosurgeons, our goal is to enhance function, alleviate suffering, and improve the overall quality of life for our patients. We offer a variety of services for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a range of peripheral nerve disorders including carpal tunnel & tumors.
peripheral nerve disorders can manifest with a range of symptoms including:
- Inability to know where your body parts are when you are not looking at them
- Motor problems
- Trouble with involuntary functions including breathing
The neurosurgeons at Austin Neurosurgeons specialize in care for patients with peripheral nerve disorders including:
This is a common nerve condition that causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and arm. Carpal tunnel occurs when the median nerve (one of the most major nerves in the hand) is compressed and squeezed as it passes through the wrist. This condition causes sensations of numbness, tingling, burning, pain, etc. During an evaluation with one of our specialists, evaluations and tests are performed to identify and diagnose carpal tunnel. A personalized treatment process can then be tailored to you and your symptoms in order to maintain, and prevent your condition from worsening.
Peripheral Nerve Tumors
Patients who come to Austin Neurosurgeons for peripheral nerve tumor care will be treated with advanced diagnosis and a personalized plan. These tumors are growths in or near strands of tissue that deliver information from your brain to the rest of your body. These nerves are responsible for controlling muscle movements that allow you to walk, blink, swallow, pick things up, and other activities. These tumors can occur anywhere in the body, and most are not cancerous.
If you are found to have a peripheral nerve tumor, our professionals can establish a route for treatment that often involves a simple surgery to remove the growth.
If you are interested in learning more about our superior treatments for peripheral nerve disorders, reach out to the experts here at Austin Neurosurgeons located in Austin, TX to learn more. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards improved health and wellness!