4% Alcohol treatment to kill nerve
I haven't posted on this particular board before, but have been lurking for a while.
I have peripheral neuropathy, pins and needles on the bottoms of both feet if I stand in one place for more than approx. 10-15 minutes, numbness in both big toes, spreading down the sides of the feet and on the right foot I have a terrible burning on the top of the big toe. If you touch a certain spot on the top of my foot, it burns horribly in my toe. Went to a podiatrist who specializes in neuropathy and he said it was a nerve dying and going spastic, usually it's the whole branch but this is just one nerve out of the branch. He wants to speed it up by injecting the nerve with a 4% alcohol mixture, it takes about 6 injections, 1 injection per week, and it kills the nerve faster. The alternative is surgery with many complications very possible. With the injections, the pain is worse for the first couple of weeks, or so I have read, while the nerve is going more spastic.
I was just wondering if there is anyone out there that has had this done and how it turned out. Did it work? Is there still pain?