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About Peripheral Neuropathy

 

 

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is weakness, shooting pain, tingling, numbness, and sensitivity that occurs as a result of nerve damage.  Peripheral means “on the outside,” and peripheral neuropathy refers to neuropathy that affects the nerves carrying information from the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) out to the

rest of the body. You can get neuropathy in the hands and feets, and it can move further up the limbs as it progresses.

 

 

Common Symptoms Numbness, loss of feeling Tingling or a feeling of “pins and needles” Shooting, jabbing, or burning pain Extreme sensitivity to touch Muscle weakness Slowed reflexes Loss of coordination, difficulty walking Difficulty maintaining balance Sensations of cold when feet or hands are not actually cold to the touch Common Causes Diabetes: Neuropathy relief is most often needed in people with diabetes. Because neuropathy leads to loss of feeling, diabetics may injure their feet without knowing it. These injuries can turn into ulcers (open wounds) that heal very slowly or not at all because of the lack of blood flow. High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers but can also cause neuropathy by damaging the small vessels in the hands and feet. This leads to impaired circulation, and nerve damage can follow. Many diabetics also have edema (swelling from fluid build-up) in the feet, which can also decrease blood flow to tissues and put pressure on nerves. Typically, diabetic neuropathy begins in the feet and moves up the legs as it progresses. Eventually, the hands and arms can be affected as well. For diabetics, peripheral neuropathy symptoms are often symmetrical, meaning they are felt equally on both sides. The increase in obesity has lead to a need for more efficient diabetic nerve pain treatment.
Toxic Exposure: Exposure to toxic chemicals or heavy metals such as lead or mercury can damage nerves. Medications: Use of some medications can lead to peripheral neuropathy, including chemotherapy drugs, HIV drugs, and some statins for cholesterol. Edema: Fluid build-up, also known as edema, is not a disease itself but is a side effect of many other health conditions. The swelling can cause or worsen neuropathy by putting pressure on nerves and also by decreasing circulation to the nerves. Autoimmune Diseases: When the body attacks its own tissues, the resulting inflammation can damage nerves and also the small blood vessels that deliver oxygen to the nerves. Common autoimmune diseases that can lead to neuropathy include lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Guillain-Barré syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Infections: Many viral and bacterial infections can damage nerves, including Lyme disease, hepatitis C, HIV, shingles, diphtheria, and Epstein-Barr virus. Genetic Disorders: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an example of an inherited disease that leads to neuropathy. Trauma or Injury to the Nerve: Causes of trauma include motor vehicle accidents, spinal injuries, falls, repetitive strain injuries (such as from using a computer daily).
Vitamin Deficiencies: Neuropathy can occur when people are deficient in certain vitamins, especially B12, B6, and B1. Kidney Disease: With kidney dysfunction, toxic substances can build up in the blood and lead to nerve damage. Most dialysis patients will develop some degree of neuropathy. Other Diseases: Liver disease, hypothyroidism, connective tissue diseases, and certain bone marrow disorders can lead to peripheral neuropathy. Treatments for Diabetic Neuropathy Lifestyle Changes: Your healthcare provider will determine if there are lifestyle changes that should be made in order to stop further nerve damage and promote nerve repair. Such changes may include dietary modifications, medication changes, and neutraceutical supplementation. Medications for Nerve Pain: Anti-seizure medications such as Lyrica or gabapentin and tricyclic anti-depressants are commonly prescribed for neuropathy pain. Over-the-counter and prescription pain medications may also be used to manage neuropathy pain. While medication is sometimes necessary, they do not prevent or repair nerve damage and the benefits must be weighed against potential risks and side effects. TeslaMax Technology: The TeslaMax uses Tesla-Based Technology™ to restore blood flow and decrease fluid build-up (edema) in neuropathy-affected areas. Improving circulation and reducing edema greatly accelerate the body’s ability to heal nerve damage. In addition, electrical stimulation with the TeslaMax can also help ease nerve pain. For patients seeking a painless, non-drug option for your peripheral neuropathy, the TeslaMax could be the answer for your neuropathy paint relief!
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