A 37-year-old member asked:
I used to abuse alcohol. but have not in two years.anyway i get pins and needles and numbess in the last year. where is this from?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 30 years experience
Periph. neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is a problem of the nerves in the extremities and has several major causes: most common is diabetes, but alcohol abuse is also a common cause. Generally, the symptoms can be treated somewhat with medications to make the nerves less irritable, but alcoholic neuropathies are typically irreversible. See your doctor for treatment options.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2014
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