Peripheral neuropathy is a painful condition that affects millions of people each year in the United States. It occurs when damage or disease has occurred to the nerves of the extremities.
Peripheral nerves originate in the spinal cord and flow out along lines in the body known as dermatomes. When one of these nerves becomes damaged, it can affect one or more dermatomes, causing pain to then radiate out to specific 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 arms and legs, 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, poor nutrition, disease, heavy alcohol use, or infection.
Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy
Treatment for peripheral neuropathy depends on the type and severity of the condition. Call us for more details.
Relieving Pain the Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy
Because peripheral neuropathy can be such a painful condition, eradicating the suffering is generally top treatment priority.
If you are in the Caldwell, NJ or the surrounding areas and suffer from peripheral neuropathy, Dr Warren J Bleiweiss can help relieve your pain. Contact us today to request an appointment. We can help you feel better fast!