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Does peripheral neuropathy progress?

Does peripheral neuropathy progress?

Yes: It will progress if the original cause of the peripheral neuropathy is not addressed/controlled or corrected. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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How can I control peripheral neuropathy?

How can I control peripheral neuropathy?

What's the cause: Neuropathy simply means nerve injury. Peripheral nerves control many things including sensation, motor function and automatic things like sweating, goosebumps. Injury to peripheral nerves can occur from diabetes, trauma, and many other metabolic processes as well as many medicines. With so many causes, the key is to find out the cause and the a treatment can be identified. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy bad?

Are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy bad?

Sometimes: Numbness, tingling, and burning are the most frequent symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Many people describe it as when a foot that has "fallen asleep" is coming "back to life, " except all the time. Many people find it very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of peripheral neuropathy?

Many possibilities: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Are there any good remedies for peripheral neuropathy?

Treat the cause: The best way to 'cure' neuropathy is to target the cause. Only 60-70% of patients with neuropathy have a known cause, any many are irreversible. However, controlling the underlying medical condition causing neuropathy can improve or delay the progression of neuropathy. For example: control diabetes, treat thyroid problems, treat rheumatoid arthritis, avoid alcohol, take a b complex vitamin. ...Read more

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What happens if peripheral neuropathy is left untreated?

What happens if peripheral neuropathy is left untreated?

It may get worse.: Have it evaluated and treated to prevent possible complications such as an amputation. ...Read more

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What can cause peripheral neuropathy and how is it treated?

Excellent Question: Peripheral neuropathy has several known causes: hereditary, autoimmune, diabetes, alcohol, medicine, etc.BUT, it turns out neuropathic pain may be even more common than ever thought.CRPS & many chronic or otherwise undiagnosable pains turn out to be peripheral neuropathy.Treatments vary from meds, to TENS, spinal stimulators, etc.I've had great success with neuroprolotherapy for this condition. ...Read more

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What are the optimum ways to manage and to control peripheral neuropathy?

Prevention: Once you have neuropathy, the only treatment is to manage the symptoms. If the neuropathy is metabolic in nature, then only after appropriate lab testing can verify, starting a physician-approved amount of b-complex vitamins and anti-oxidant therapies may help to control the symptoms. Increase your water intake as dehydration can mimic neuropathy with Lactic Acid buildup in tissues. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms or signs that indicate peripheral neuropathy has developed?

Many possibilities: Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

Peripheral neuropathy is a generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more