Peripheral neuropathy is a debilitating condition that affects numerous people each year in the United States. It occurs when damage or disease has occurred in the nerves that carry communications from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.
Peripheral nerves originate in the spinal cord and spread along lines in the body referred to as dermatomes. When one of these nerves becomes compromised, it can affect one or more dermatomes, causing pain to then propagate out to specific areas of the body.
This variety of nerve damage can interrupt communication among the brain and other parts of the body. It also can impair muscle movement, suppress normal feeling in the legs and arms, and cause pain which can sometimes be severe.
Reasons For Peripheral Neuropathy.
People develop peripheral neuropathy for many different reasons. It can be acquired through diabetes, poor nutrition, disease, or infection. It also can possibly be hereditary, although this is not as common.
And in some cases, the original cause of peripheral neuropathy is never established. This is called idiopathic neuropathy and as many as a third of all individuals in *NAME*, with peripheral neuropathy fall into this category.
Solutions for Peripheral Neuropathy.
Treatment options for peripheral neuropathy depends on the type and severity of the problem. Some people respond to anti-seizure medications, while others benefit from antidepressants.
Capsaicin cream also is sometimes used to provide modest improvement in peripheral neuropathy symptoms.
Easing the Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy.
Because peripheral neuropathy can be such a painful condition, minimizing the suffering is generally number one treatment priority.
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