Our body has peripheral nervous system that connects the nerves from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. These nerves deliver signals about any kind of sensation back to the brain. Whenever these nerves get damaged or destroyed and malfunction, they give rise to disorder called peripheral neuropathy. The nerves function abnormally and send false signals like signals of pain when there is nothing causing pain or vice versa.
Examples of peripheral nerve disorders include:
Causes of Peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused due to a serious underlying condition or because of any of the following reasons:
Risk factors of developing Peripheral Neuropathy
There are some factors that increase the chances of a person to develop peripheral neuropathy. It includes:
Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy
Diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy requires a thorough physical and neurological examination along with medical history of the patient. In addition to this, following diagnostic tests may help the physician to confirm the diagnosis:
Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy
Treatment is done with aim to bring relief and return the patient to regular activities. Combination treatments work best and may include:
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