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How do I treat peripheral neuropathy if I don't know the cause? emg test and blood work done. Doc isn't concerned. no alcohol diabetes vit d deficient

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cannot treat

Cannot treat neuropathy without knowing the cause, can manage the symptoms otherwise.

In brief: Cannot treat

Cannot treat neuropathy without knowing the cause, can manage the symptoms otherwise.
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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Peripheral neuropathy can be the first symptom that appears before many systemic diseases are clinically evident. Until the underlying cause is identified, symptoms can be managed with drugs like gabapentin and sometimes lyrica.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Idiopathic PN

Not all causes of neuropathy are found.
A large number of cases has no apparent cause. Some of these may improve. They are not normally cause for concern. You can't cure idiopathic neuropathy, but if there are pain symptoms, these can be treated. For more information, see this link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/basics/definition/con-20019948

In brief: Idiopathic PN

Not all causes of neuropathy are found.
A large number of cases has no apparent cause. Some of these may improve. They are not normally cause for concern. You can't cure idiopathic neuropathy, but if there are pain symptoms, these can be treated. For more information, see this link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/basics/definition/con-20019948
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