Neuropathy; If you have numbness, tingling or pain, who should you visit first? Neuropathy is often used to describe feelings of numbness or pain in a particular region of the body. Wikipedia offers this common definition of the condition which they refer to as Peripheral Neuropathy: “Peripheral neuropathy, often shortened to neuropathy, is a general term describing disease affecting the peripheral nerves, meaning nerves beyond the brain and spinal cord. Damage to peripheral nerves may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function depending on which nerves are affected; in other words, neuropathy affecting motor, sensory, or autonomic nerves results in Read More »
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Peripheral Neuropathy myths and facts; are you getting the right advice and treatment and is it scientifically sound? A patient I have not seen in a few years called me concerning a diagnosis he received of neuropathy after experiencing numbness in his feet. The term neuropathy according to Wikipedia means ” 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.” Basically, the term peripheral neuropathy is a very vague diagnosis describing problems in the nerves that are away from the spine. The Read More »