A neuroma is an abnormal growth of nerve cells that develops after a nerve injury. Neuroma symptoms vary, but can be painful. Ron Marinaro, DC, is an experienced chiropractor at Pain Relief Center Studio City who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromas. He combines his years of chiropractic experience with the newest techniques and modalities to alleviate your neuroma symptoms. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Los Angeles, California, or book an appointment online today.
A neuroma is a cluster of disorganized nerve cells that forms at the site of an injured nerve. You may develop a neuroma from an injury that partially or completely disrupts your nerve, such as a cut or crush injury or from overstretching. Neuromas are a common ailment in people over age 50.
Neuromas can develop in any area of the body. Arm and leg neuromas may develop after upper or lower extremity limb amputation. Neuromas may also develop in the groin area after repair of an inguinal hernia.
Morton’s neuroma is a type of neuroma that affects the foot. However, with Morton’s neuroma the discomfort develops from a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve that travels into the toes.
Neuroma symptoms vary. In most cases, you may only experience symptoms when you press on the cluster of nerves. Symptoms may include pain and a tingling sensation.
However, in some cases a neuroma may cause severe pain and affect function in the area of the body where the cluster of nerves form.
A neuroma may also cause a more generalized pain around the site of the injury. Over time your pain symptoms may expand to include the entire limb. When this happens, you may have a condition called complex regional pain syndrome.
When you come in to see Dr. Marinaro with concerns about a neuroma, he conducts a thorough evaluation to determine the right diagnosis.
During your exam, he asks detailed questions about your symptoms and the underlying incident that may have caused the neuroma. He reviews your medical and surgical history and conducts a physical, paying close attention to the structure and function of your spine, as well as the site of your possible neuroma.
Dr. Marinaro may request diagnostic tests, such as X-rays or an MRI, to rule out other causes that may explain your symptoms.
Dr. Marinaro develops a personalized treatment plan based on your type of neuroma, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health and wellness.
Your treatment plan may include:
He schedules regular follow-up appointments to provide the recommended treatments you need to heal the damaged nerve, alleviate your symptoms, and restore function in the area of the neuroma.
Neuromas are tricky to treat. For a comprehensive plan from a chiropractor who specializes in the nerve pain condition, call Pain Relief Center Studio City or book an appointment online today.