What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
The peripheral nerves are a network of nerve endings that connects the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin and internal organs. Peripheral neuropathy refers to the medical condition resulting when the nerves that connect the body to the brain and spinal cord are damaged or diseased. Damage to these nerves interrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body and can impair muscle movement, prevent normal sensation in the arms and legs, and cause pain.
Causes of Neuropathy
There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy. Some of the more common causes are:
• Certain types of cancer
• Certain medications
• Infections such as Lyme Disease
Symptoms of Neuropathy
Some symptoms of neuropathy can include.
• Tingling and numbness
• Pins and needles and hypersensitivity
• Increased pain or the loss of ability to feel pain
• Muscle weakness causing unsteadiness
• Muscle paralysis
• Muscle Twitching
• Loss of bladder control
There are many non-surgical treatment options when treating peripheral neuropathy. Dr Kurian and Dr Desai have the experience and expertise to properly evaluate and treat peripheral neuropathy.
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