Peripheral neuropathy is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people each year in the United States of America. When injury or disease has occurred in the nerves that carry signals from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body, it occurs.
Peripheral nerves come from the spinal cord and spread along lines in the body referred to as dermatomes. When one of these nerves becomes compromised, it can affect one or more dermatomes, causing pain to then emanate out to specific areas of the body.
This type of nerve damage can interrupt communication among the brain and other portion of the body. It also can impair muscle movement, inhibit normal feeling in the arms and legs, and cause pain which can sometimes be intense.
Sources Of Peripheral Neuropathy.
People develop peripheral neuropathy for several reasons. It can be acquired through diabetes, poor nutrition, disease, or infection. It also may be inherited, although this is not as typical.
And in some instances, the original cause of peripheral neuropathy is never found out. This is called idiopathic neuropathy and as many as a 3rd of all people in Brookhaven, MS, with peripheral neuropathy fall under this category.
Treatments Plans for Peripheral Neuropathy.
Treatment for peripheral neuropathy depends on the type and severity of the condition. Some people respond to anti-seizure medications, while others benefit from antidepressants.
Capsaicin cream also is sometimes used to provide modest improvement in peripheral neuropathy symptoms.
Diminishing the Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy.
Eradicating the suffering is generally leading treatment priority because peripheral neuropathy can be such a painful condition.
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