However, it can also affect other areas of your body. Often, this causes a patient to experience weakness, numbness, and pain in the affected areas. Your peripheral nervous system is responsible for sending information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy may occur as a result of traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes, or exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes mellitus. People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe their pain as stabbing, burning, or tingling at the areas of affliction. In many cases, symptoms improve, especially if caused by a treatable condition. Medications can also help to reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy.
Every nerve in your peripheral system has a specific function, so symptoms depend on the type of nerves affected. Within your peripheral nervous system, you have sensory nerves, motor nerves, and autonomic nerves. Sensory nerves receive sensation from the skin, such as temperature, pain, vibration, and touch. Motor nerves control muscle movement throughout the body, including in your hands and feet where this pain is commonly found. Autonomic nerves control functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, and bladder control.
At Revolution Wellness, we treat each patient based on their individual needs, as demonstrated by a treatment plan assessment performed by Dr. Mansour. There are many different approaches to treating neuropathy issues. We work to find the best one for you. Our main goal is to get you back to a normal, pain-free life.
If you are looking for a more natural way to alleviate your pain without relying on medication, call our office today for more information on how we can help you start living your life pain-free.