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Diagnose of Peripheral Neuropathy

The nerves that run from the spinal cord to all other parts of the body are called the peripheral nervous system and it connects the brain and the spinal cord to other body structures.

Peripheral Neuropathy is a medical condition that can be a local nerve disease, and that can also occur as a secondary manifestation of a systemic pathology.

That means that Peripheral Neuropathy can develop due to problems with other aspects of the body that, at first glance, may or may not have anything to do with the nerves.

The characteristic manifestations are paraesthesia, which is a tingling sensation, and the chronic pain of the hands or legs.

Peripheral Neuropathy is relatively common in people over the age of 55. Approximately 4% of patients in this age group showed signs and symptoms of this disorder.

Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

One of the main causes of Peripheral Neuropathy is physical trauma. Sometimes injuries cause constant pressure on the nerves. There are a great many other things that can cause it as well.

Other causes of Peripheral Neuropathy are:

  • Diabetes

  • Alcoholism

  • Chemotherapy

  • Adverse drug reactions

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Stroke

  • Failed Surgery

There are many ways a doctor can come up with the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy. The can run nerve tests known as a Nerve Conduction Test. This will test to see if the nerves are working. Keep in mind though, this is a very painful process and no matter what the end result is the doctor will prescribe you gabapentin or lyrica any ways for your symptoms. So do you want to be poked and prodded to come up with the same treatment for neuropathy?

Other doctors will diagnose neuropathy based on the symptoms and your health history. For instance if you have diabetes and then over time you numbness tingling or other symptoms in your feet like pain. It is a good bet you have neuropathy.

So the real question is what do you do? In the end you have to achieve natural nerve regeneration or repair. Help the nerve work again. That is the only way that you can beat the neuropathy. It is a very simple equation. If neuropathy is not treated properly it will lead to permanent nerve damage and cause disability. Fix the nerve and live life now.

Start living your best life today!!

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