Peripheral neuropathy refers to the medical condition that results when nerves that deliver messages to and from the brain and spinal cord and the rest of the body are damaged or diseased.
Peripheral nerves make up a complex network that connects the brain and spinal cord to the skin, muscles and internal organs. Damage to these nerves interrupts messages between the brain and other parts of the body. This disruption can impair muscle functions, prevent normal sensation in the arms and legs and cause pain.
Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral Neuropathy can make it difficult to perform everyday chore and tasks such as, putting a shirt on, bending over, walking short distances or hugging a loved one. The most common symptoms of Peripheral are:
- tingling in the hands or feet
- a feeling like you’re wearing a tight glove or sock
- sharp, stabbing pains
- numbness in the hands or feet
- a weak, heavy feeling in the arms and legs, which sometimes may feel like your legs or arms lock in place
- regularly dropping things from your hands
- a buzzing or shocking sensation
- thinning of the skin
- burning sensations in your arms or feet
- sore spots especially in the bottoms of your feet
These symptoms could indicate other conditions. Make sure to tell a doctor about all symptoms for proper diagnosis.
Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy
What is the best treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy? The simple answer is whichever one works best for you. Neurogenx offers a one of a kind treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy. A non-surgical, non-narcotic treatment with a patented FDA-Cleared medical device that delivers results, successful in more than four out of five patients. If neuropathy treatment with medications, lasers or surgeries have not provided relief, find out more about about whether the Neurogenx Treatment might be right for you.
In support of National Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week in May, we are pleased to offer a FREE Peripheral Neuropathy & Balance Screening for people in the Greenville, NC area. Please visit www.neurogenx.com/greenville or call 252-689-8400 and use code GRN-037.