Have you ever sat in one position too long and had your foot fall asleep? And when you stood up, you felt a prickling or tingling that was almost painful? Or have you ever rolled over in the middle of the night and found your hand was numb? Each of these occurrences are considered positive symptoms of neuropathy — they are the presence of an abnormal sensation.
What exactly is neuropathy and what causes it? On this episode of Back Talk Doc, host Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia is joined by one of the newer partners at Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates, neurologist Ki S. Jung, MD to discuss neuropathy. Dr. Jung is newer to the practice, but not new to neurology as he offers over 18 years of expertise and is well-established in the community as a subject matter expert in his field.
Dr. Jung walks listeners through a few examples of the various symptoms that bring patients to his office, as well as how to rule out the most common causes of neuropathy and test for sensory modalities to potential medications. He also discusses alternative technologies for pain management and relief.
Name: Ki S. Jung, MD
What he does: As a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurologist, Dr. Jung performs on-site neuro-diagnostic testing and has over 18 years experience diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, and other issues of the nervous system.
Words of wisdom: “Our bodies, we have to treat them right. And you need fuel. That's what food does, but make sure that fuel is super unleaded. Make sure you get rid of all the bad stuff and just supply your body with the good stuff. So good nutrition, adequate hydration, get some exercise in, and rest.”
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