Extreme Nerve Pain? Ask Your Doctor About Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral Neuropathy is an all-encompassing term for a number of different conditions that directly harm the peripheral nervous system. Affecting an estimated 20 million people in the United States, the condition is a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system – the communications network that send information between the brain, spinal cord, and every other part of the body.
The most common causes of Peripheral Neuropathy include:
There are two types of neuropathy to be aware of. Peripheral Neuropathy involves pain or sensations that spread into several nerves at the same time whereas Mononeuropathy affects a single nerve.
Schedule a doctor appointment to review your detailed pain log. A thorough review of the symptoms you experience along with treatments you have tried will help accelerate your speed for getting treatments. Come prepared with information for: Family medical history, Symptoms, and Conditions. Do not be surprised if the doctor asks for these additional tests: Neurological exam, Blood tests, or Electrodiagnostic tests.