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Can heat from outside make peripheral neuropathy symptoms worse? Also, can pn become debilitating?

Can heat from outside make peripheral neuropathy symptoms worse?  Also, can pn become debilitating?

Yes and yes.: Peripheral neuropathy can be aggravated by anything that stimulates the peripheral nervous system including pressure, temperature, vibration and touch. At its worst, i've seen debilitating pain. But there are treatments, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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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Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

see details: The symptoms are usually chronic and not intermittent. The treatment depends somewhat on the cause. Meds such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help as well as treating any underlying cause. ...Read more

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Peripheral neuropathy symptoms for 3 years. multiple EMG/NCV/Skin biopsy negative. FINALLY repeat skin biopsy WAY below normal. is this unusual?

Peripheral neuropathy symptoms for 3 years. multiple EMG/NCV/Skin biopsy negative. FINALLY repeat skin biopsy WAY below normal. is this unusual?

Well sort of: Like I tell patients all of the time, if you have diabetes or a vitamin deficiency, then pinning down the cause of a neuropathy is easy. Anything else can be quite a challenge and there are literally hundreds of causes for neuropathy otherwise. I'm sure at this point you had a thorough work up, but seeking quaternary care (e.g. Mayo Clinic) is not inappropriate at this point ...Read more

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Peripheral neuropathy symptoms in l4&l5 post l5&s1 spinal fusion. Is there any chance of these symptoms going away?

Post lami syndrome: Depending on when you had your fusion, this may be post laminectomy syndrome. Scar tissue can form, causing pain in associated areas. Peripheral neuropathy does not follow a specific nerve root. That is radiculopathy. You can try medicines for neuropathic pain such as gabapentin. If you had a recent fusion (. ...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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Please tell me some severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Damage to nerves: Neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma p.Neuropathy may be associated with varying combinations of weakness, autonomic changes, and sensory changes. Loss of muscle bulk or a particular fine twitching of muscle, may be seen. Sensory symptoms encompass loss of sensation and pain due to damage to the sensory nerve. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? How do I know if I have it?

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? How do I know if I have it?

Usually....: Numbness or dysthesia ( an unpleasant sensation) in the most distal (far from the torso) of extremities, first affecting the feet and later, the hands. ...Read more

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