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Signs You May Have Neuropathy

neuropathy pain relief Nov 05, 2020

Neuropathy — also called peripheral neuropathy — is nerve pain that occurs when one or more peripheral nerves are damaged or injured. The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves outside the brain and spinal cord (the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system). Peripheral nerves carry signals from the brain and transmit them to other areas of the body — the hands, feet, arms, legs, face and internal organs. Damaged or dysfunctional peripheral nerves can cause you to feel pain, weakness, numbness, tingling and loss of motor skills in different areas of the body. 

 

There are three types of peripheral nerves that could be affected by neuropathy:

  • Sensory nerves responsible for receiving and processing touch, temperature, pain, and texture sensations from the skin
  • Motor nerves that control movement and muscle function
  • Autonomic nerves that are responsible for internal organ functions like breathing, heart rate, blood pressure,...
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