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If you suffer from neuropathy — also known as nerve damage — that causes unpleasant side effects and hinders your quality of life, you don’t have to live with it. At St. Luke Integrative Medical Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Dr. Yvonne Ortega treats symptoms of neuropathy using the most advanced, cutting-edge treatments. Call to book an appointment today, or request one online.

St. Luke Integrative Medical Center
Charmaine Ortega, MD,
Neuropathy treatment center located in
Huntsville, AL
Neuropathy Q & A
What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is nerve disease or damage that comes from various medical conditions or injuries. 

Nearly 20 million people in the United States suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a common form of neuropathy that occurs when the peripheral nervous system is damaged. There are more than 100 forms of peripheral neuropathy.

Symptoms of neuropathy include:

  • Burning, throbbing, freezing, or sharp pain

  • Lack of coordination or balance

  • Numbness

  • Prickling or tingling in the hands, feet, legs, or arms

  • Loss of pain sensation

  • Sensitivity to touch

  • Muscle weakness, twitching, or paralysis

  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting

  • Sleep or emotional disturbances


You may also experience heat intolerance, digestive problems, changes in skin and hair, or difficulty breathing when you have neuropathy.

What causes neuropathy?

A variety of conditions cause neuropathy — some are preventable, but others are not. Common causes include:

  • Kidney disease, liver disease, and hypothyroidism

  • Diabetes and autoimmune diseases

  • Alcoholism

  • Exposure to toxins 

  • Taking certain medications (chemotherapy)

  • Viral or bacterial infections     

  • Trauma, accidents, and injuries

  • Heredity

  • Tumors

  • Vitamin B or E deficiencies


More than half of people with diabetes end up with some form of neuropathy. Dr. Ortega provides the most advanced neuropathy treatment that can help reduce pain.

What is the treatment for neuropathy?

Dr. Ortega conducts cutting-edge tests to get an in-depth look at what’s causing symptoms and provide you with the premium neuropathy care you deserve.

The number one goal of neuropathy treatment is symptom relief and prevention of disease progression. As part of your neuropathy treatment plan, Dr. Ortega offers:

  • Education about lifestyle modifications

  • Treatment for underlying medical conditions that cause neuropathy

  • The latest advancements in ethically sourced stem cell therapy


Dr. Ortega delivers noninvasive neuropathy treatment with no medications, no surgery, and no pain. She’s a leader in the latest medicine for neuropathy using ethically sourced stem cells. This form of neuropathy treatment replaces and engineers human tissue to encourage healthy nerve cell function.

When you’re ready to find out more about the latest advancements in neuropathy treatment, including stem cell medicine, call St. Luke Integrative Medical Center or request an appointment online with Dr. Ortega today.

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