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Suggest treatment for numbness and weakness of legs in an elderly person

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Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Question: My mother has numbness and weakness in her hands legs and feet. Is their a treatment for this? She is 89 y.o.. Her doctor told her she has a mild case perpherial neurapathy.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Improvement is possible with treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Peripheral neuropathy symptoms treatment consists on control of the condition that caused it ( for example diabetes, low vitamin B12, viral infection, nerves compression ) and use of drugs to improve symptoms ( Gabapentin, Pregrabalin, capsaicin cream locally, antidepressants ).

So, neurontin (gabapentin) is one of the drugs used to improve symptoms.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Greetings.
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Brief Answer: Improvement is possible with treatment Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. Peripheral neuropathy symptoms treatment consists on control of the condition that caused it ( for example diabetes, low vitamin B12, viral infection, nerves compression ) and use of drugs to improve symptoms ( Gabapentin, Pregrabalin, capsaicin cream locally, antidepressants ). So, neurontin (gabapentin) is one of the drugs used to improve symptoms. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Greetings.