Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is a generic term or diagnosis for damage to or disease affecting nerves which may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function, or other aspects of health, depending on the type of nerve affected.
It is vitally important that a thorough patient health history and examination be performed in order to determine if the patient may be helped and if so, what treatment will be necessary.
A detailed examination will provide a baseline to work from and determine the proper therapy to assist the nerves in healing.
Some common signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are: pain, numbness, tingling, burning, itching, weakness, cramping, balance problems, gait abnormalities, and muscle atrophy.
There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy which may include: diabetes, spinal stenosis, chemotherapy, medications, infection, vitamin deficiency, alcoholism, trauma, and genetic disease, just to name a few.
If you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or suspect that you may have it, call our office today for a consultation and evaluation to see if we can be of help.