In Peripheral Neuropathy the nerves, which are responsible for carrying signals from the brain to different body parts are damaged. These nerves go through the spinal cord and cause conditions like Ulnar nerve palsy and Peroneal nerve palsy. Symptoms here include problem with heart blood vessels, intestines and also malfunctioning of various kinds of organs. There is also numbness, loss of sensation and tingling feeling experienced.
HOW IS PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by a neurologist who would do a routine examination along with MRI and scan to detect the core problem.
HOW IS PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY TREATED?
The treatment is based on treating the underlying disorder. If diabetes is the cause, making certain that the blood glucose is controlled is important. If a vitamin deficiency is causing the problem, then correcting the deficiency is the treatment. Many treatments can bring relief and help you return to your regular activities. Sometimes a combination of treatments works best. Many prescription pain medications can also help to control the pain of this condition. Plasmapheresis is a blood transfusion that removes potentially irritating antibodies from your bloodstream. Ergonomic casts or splints provide pain relief.
DID YOU KNOW?
Typically, you may either feel pain when there is no trigger or feel no pain even when something is significantly harming your organs. The condition can be due to a physical injury, an infection or it could be an inherited disorder.