Case 1 Diabetic neuropathy

Case 1 Diabetic neuropathy - Treatment Options for Clinical...

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Treatment Options for Clinical Pain By Quashun Houston HCA 250 Remo Obertello 06/06/2010
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Each case and person is different therefore surgical, pharmaceutical, behavioral, and cognitive treatment methods would not apply to all the cases. Therefore the treatment is going to vary from person to person and case to case. Case 1: Various types of pain from a below-the-knee amputation resulting from diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy has been known to be a very serious complication of diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy is damage to the nerve that is cause by diabetes. The sugar in the blood can cause injury to the nerve fibers that is located throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy is most common and known for damaging the nerves in the legs and feet. (staff, Diabetic neuropathy, 2010) The affected nerves of Diabetic neuropathy can cause a range from pain to numbness in the legs and feet all the way to digestive problems, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart depending on the area where the nerves are damaged. Diabetic neuropathy can cause some to be in the most awful pain in the world, to having mild symptoms and could be fatal to others. (staff, Diabetic neuropathy, 2010) Infections even from the smallest cut can cause serious damage to the limbs. Failure to receive treatment could cause a person to lose part or all of a foot or leg. If infection continues to grow amputation from below the knee is recommended. The diabetes related amputation statistics “states that each year 80,000-84,000 non-traumatic, lower limb amputation are performed due to the complications from diabetes. (Wolfe, 2006)” The pain a person experience
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course AED 202 taught by Professor Haskell during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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