What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

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Oct 12, 2015


Colorado - Northern Colorado

More than 20 million Americans suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy, a condition caused by damage to the nerves. Peripheral nerves transfer information to and from the brain while transporting signals to the spinal cord and the rest of the body. When damage occurs, the nerves cannot function properly, consequently causing symptoms characterized by varying degrees of sensory disturbances. The pain can affect your everyday activities, including your work, your play, and ultimately your quality of life.
Symptoms & Causes of Neuropathy
There are many symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy, which is essentially damage to the peripheral nerve system. Some would describe it as wearing an invisible glove, extreme electric-like sensitivity to the touch, burning, or walking on pins and needles.
Symptoms of Neuropathy:
Loss of hot or cold sensation
Pins and needles feeling in your feet
Tingling or burning
Loss of feeling
Difficulty walking
Feet that are painful to touch
Restless legs
Feeling of ants crawling on your legs
Difficulty sleeping because of foot pain
Leg cramping

Peripheral neuropathy may be either inherited or acquired through disease or trauma. In many cases, however, an exact cause cannot be identified.
Neuropathy may contribute to emotional stress and depression
Many people suffering with pain don't realize that the symptoms could be due to Peripheral Neuropathy. It is a condition that can be misdiagnosed or ignored until it is unbearable. This can affect all aspects of your life and may even cause emotional stress or depression. If you are experiencing severe pain, its essential to be treated immediately.
Is there a lasting treatment for the symptoms of Neuropathy?
A local doctor from Advanced Healthcare, Dr. Irwin, explains how a breakthrough technology along with advanced treatments provides the body with everything it needs to heal the damaged nerves. The non-surgical treatment offers a real option for lasting relief with little discomfort and no prescription drugs. Most patients who undergo the treatments feel pain relief after the first few visits. The combination of treatments helps to restore, stabilize, and rebuild the nerves in your extremities. In many cases the results also go beyond neuropathy and have been helpful for conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, and MS.

Editors Note: This article was submitted by Dr. Nathan Irwin. Dr. Irwin is a doctor with Advanced Healthcare and may be reached at 970-673-4295 or by email at Myadvhc@gmail.com

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