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Neuropathy symptoms shouldn’t be ignored because the underlying issues only worsen with time and without medical care. Most of the treatment is designed to relieve symptoms and is often customized to a patient’s needs. In this article, we’ll briefly go over what neuropathy is and its various types. 

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy isn’t a single disease; but instead, it is a complication that stems from various underlying medical issues. Sometimes it can also stem without a cause, which is referred to as being “idiopathic.” 

Neuropathy is a term that’s short for peripheral neuropathy, which means nerve damage within the peripheral nerves and  outside the central nervous system. 

Interestingly, Peripheral Neuropathy is the most common chronic disease in the US, with over 20 million sufferers. People suffering from it may experience disrupted body function because the body cannot communicate with the joints, muscles, and internal organs. The symptoms can be compared to the breakdown of the body’s electrical wiring, resulting in weakness, numbness, and very poor bodily coordination. 

Types of Neuropathy

Below are a few common types of neuropathy: 

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a term used for any problem that affects nerves outside of the spinal cord and brain. The motor nerves can get damaged, affecting muscle movement and the sensory nerves, which send messages to the brain. So the patient may not be able to feel pain, touch, or temperature. It is a condition that affects the extremities. 

Autonomic Neuropathy

It is a type of peripheral neuropathy that affects the nerves responsible for controlling involuntary bodily functions like temperature, digestion, breathing, etc. 

Diabetic Neuropathy

When the blood sugar is higher than usual, it will damage nerves in your body, referred to as diabetic neuropathy. Around 70% of diabetics have some mild to severe neuropathy that affects their motor, autonomic, and sensory nerves. 

Proximal Neuropathy

It is a rare disorder, which is caused by nerves that are damaged in the thigh, hip, or buttocks. It affects mostly one side of the body. 

Symptoms of Neuropathy

The most common symptom is pain, numbness, and tingling. However, it mainly depends on the nerves that have been affected. 

Here are a couple of symptoms patients may experience: 

  • Sharp pain, tingling, or uncoordinated movement usually caused by sensory nerve damage 
  • Dizziness, bladder problems, bowel issues, etc. caused by autonomic nerve damage 
  • Muscular weakness, muscle wasting, twitching, and other issues caused by motor nerve damage

Many times, sufferers may not experience pain but instead experience numbness, which interferes with their ability to feel any sensation, including pain. 

How to Treat Neuropathy?

Treatment usually starts with a neurological exam, with tests like nerve conduction studies and electromyography. NCS and EMG will assess the various electrical activities in the nerves, mainly showing the extent and location of the issue.

Treatments are customized depending on the type and extent of the nerve damage. It usually involves medication and physical therapy. Visit our Neurology clinic located in Murphy, Tx today!

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