This condition is a problem with the peripheral
nervous system. These are the nerves that branch
out from your brain and spinal cord and travel to all
of the other parts of your body.
This condition results from damage to your
peripheral nerves. These nerves can be damaged
by diabetes. They can be harmed by disorders of
the kidneys, liver and thyroid. They can be
damaged by infections and by traumatic injury.
Alcoholism, toxins, vitamin deficiencies and other
factors can also harm these nerves.
Because the peripheral nerves play a role in so
many functions in your body, peripheral neuralgia
can cause a wide range of problems. You may
have numbness, tingling and painful sensations in
your extremities. You may have problems with
strength and coordination. You may have cramps
and spasms in your muscles. You may be sensitive
to heat and touch. You may experience problems
with your digestive and urinary systems. Your heart
rate and blood pressure may be affected.
Treatment options vary depending on the cause of
your neuropathy. You may benefit from
medications. You may benefit from physical
therapy, nerve stimulation therapy or other options.
Your healthcare provider can create a care plan
that is right for your needs.
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