How is numbness managed or treated?

Treatment for numbness varies according to the cause. The goal of treatment is to correct the condition causing the numbness. Your doctor will determine the best treatment for you based on the underlying condition and the nerves involved. Some common treatments for numbness include:

  • Nerve pain medications
  • Controlling blood sugar in people with diabetes
  • Physical therapy exercises to strengthen the spine or help ease movement
  • Surgery to remove a tumor or repair a problem in the spine

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