Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuropathy can affect motor nerves that control muscle movement and sensory nerves that detect sensations such as coldness or pain. Neuropathy, in some cases, can also affect internal organs, such as the heart, blood vessels, bladder, or intestines.
Generally, symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in an effected area include:
- Unusual and/or loss of sensations
- Muscle weakness
Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy
The treatment for peripheral neuropathy all depends on the root cause, therefore an exam by a skilled physician is critical.
Diagnostic testing using Electromyography (EMG) or Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) can detect abnormal muscle electrical activity in conditions such as neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves, herniated disks, peripheral nerve damage and more.
Treatments may include physical therapy, injections, and, in some cases, surgery.
If a more specific treatment is not available, the neuropathic pain can usually be controlled with the appropriate use of medications.
If you continue to suffer with peripheral neuropathy and your current treatment plan leaves you feeling hopeless, perhaps a fresh set of experienced eyes can change your outlook.