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Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a painful condition that affects millions of people each year in the United States. When damage or disease has occurred in the nerves that carry messages from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body, it occurs.

Peripheral nerves originate from the spinal cord and run out along lines in the body called dermatomes. When one of these nerves becomes damaged, it can affect one or more dermatomes, causing pain to then radiate out to certain areas of the body.

This type of nerve damage can interrupt communication between the brain and other parts of the body. It also can impair muscle movement, inhibit normal feeling in the legs and arms, and cause pain which can sometimes be intense.

Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

People develop peripheral neuropathy for many different reasons. It can be acquired through diabetes, inadequate nutrition, disease, or infection. It also could be hereditary, although this is not as prevalent. And in some instances, the original cause of peripheral neuropathy is never determined. This is called idiopathic neuropathy and as many as a 3rd of all people in South Florida, with peripheral neuropathy fall under this category.

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment

Treatment for peripheral neuropathy is dependent on the type and severity of the condition. At NEUROMed Neuropathy Treatment Centers we find that “timing” is a key component to helping put the breaks on the damaging effects of Peripheral Neuropathy Meaning that, being seen in the most “timely” fashion in our centers and not putting it off 1 additional day can make all the difference in the world.

Capsaicin cream also is on occasion used to provide modest improvement in peripheral neuropathy symptoms.

Relieve the Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy

Eradicating the suffering is generally top treatment priority because peripheral neuropathy can be such a painful condition.

Our expert team can help relieve your pain if you suffer from peripheral neuropathy. Contact us today to request an appointment. We can help you feel better fast!

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