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what treats neuropathy?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Most Rx limited help: The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord; all the nerves to the rest of the body stem from the cns, and is called peripheral nervous system; neuropathy (n) is a disorder of the peripheral nerves. Examples are diabetic neuropathy, alcohol-induced n. And carpal tunnel, a n. Of the median nerve in the wrist. Gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tegretol etc may help but no cures, yet.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Depend: It depends on the cause and type of neuropathy.

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