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Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. It is a common condition that can cause various symptoms, including numbness, tingling, and pain in the hands and feet. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by various factors, such as diabetes, excessive alcohol consumption, side effects of chemotherapy, and underlying medical conditions.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from several factors, including:
The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy vary, depending on the type and severity of the condition.
Some common symptoms include:
Mononeuropathy is a type of peripheral neuropathy that affects a single nerve. This can be caused by injury or compression of the nerve or by a disease that affects only one nerve. Symptoms of mononeuropathy can include weakness, numbness, and pain in the affected area.
Polyneuropathy is a type of peripheral neuropathy that affects multiple nerves. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including diabetes, alcoholism, and exposure to toxins. Symptoms of polyneuropathy can include tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hands and feet, as well as muscle wasting and difficulty walking.
Autonomic neuropathy is a type of peripheral neuropathy that affects the nerves that control involuntary bodily functions, such as digestion, heart rate, and blood pressure. These symptoms can occur due to various factors, including diabetes, alcoholism, and autoimmune diseases. Symptoms of autonomic neuropathy can include dizziness, fainting, and difficulty regulating body temperature.
At Arch Medical Group, we take a whole-body approach in our treatments, performing non-invasive, safe, and reliable procedures to restore a higher level of overall health. The first step is to identify any underlying medical conditions that may have triggered this uncomfortable condition. Once identified, our team of medical doctors can craft a custom treatment plan to help you enjoy a higher level of whole-body health for a higher-quality life.