Diabetic Neuropathy or nerve pain is a common complication of long standing Diabetes. The condition affects the legs/feet commonly but it can spread to hands also in severe cases. The symptoms are mild for some people while it could be very painful for others. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, burning, pins and needles sensation, weakness, and so on. A proper diagnosis of this painful condition is crucial for a successful treatment. The condition cannot be cured but the symptoms could be successfully managed.
In addition to the treatment of the symptoms with medication, there are a few injections/procedures that could be life changing for the right patient. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Katukuri.
Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN) is a condition that could affect a small percentage of people after a diagnosis of shingles. It is the most common complication of shingles. After shingles, the virus stays in your body. It doesn’t cause any issues in most of the patients, but a small percentage could develop PHN specially when their immune system is suppressed. There is no cure for PHN but there are treatments available that could ease the symptoms of PHN.
Low back pain is one of the most common painful conditions resulting in a visit to a physician’s office. It is caused by a variety of conditions including muscle strains, muscle spasms, degenerative disc disease, degenerative facet joint disease, acute disc herniations, spinal canal stenosis, and so on.
Dr. Katukuri is highly specialized in proper diagnosis and recommending a variety of treatments for the management of the low back pain including epidural steroid injections, facet joint steroid injections, facet joint radiofrequency ablation (rhizotomy), trigger point injections, spinal cord stimulator, and sacroiliac joint steroid injections to name a few. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Katukuri.