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Peripheral Neuropathy


 Peripheral Neuropathy

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a general medical term used to describe conditions that affect the nerves.

Peripheral neuropathy is a type of this condition that affects the nerves located outside the spinal cord and the brain. This is most often in the arms and legs.


These are the symptoms that a patient with neuropathy may experience:

  • Sharp, burning, tingling or throbbing pain.
  • Numbness, tingling or prickling sensation.
  • Muscle weakness


Causes and Risks

The most common causes include the following:

  • Nerve damage due to trauma or injury
  • Diabetes
  • Genetic disease


 Treatment and Prevention

Treatment of peripheral neuropathy depends on the cause of the nerve damage.

Early diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathy is very important, as there is a possibility to remove the offending agent and slow the progression of the nerve damage.


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