From your central nervous system, tens of thousands of miles of peripheral nerves branch out to reach every area of your body. Should any of these nerves become damaged, it leads to peripheral neuropathy. To restore nerve health, Pallavi Cherukupally, MD, and her team at Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa offer a regenerative approach to dealing with neuropathy, helping their patients in Orlando, Florida, regain normal feeling and function. To learn more, call or use the online booking tool.
In the simplest of terms, neuropathy refers to damage to your peripheral nerves, a condition that affects around 20 million people in the United States. There are several types of neuropathy, but the two primary types are:
Whether you’re dealing with one nerve or an area of nerves, the neuropathy causes problems in the lines of communication with your brain, which can affect function, sensation, and autonomic function (those functions that you don’t consciously control, like breathing).
Because there are different types of nerves, symptoms of neuropathy vary depending upon which nerves are damaged. That said, the most common forms of neuropathy include the sensory nerves, and you may experience:
If your autonomic nerves are affected, it can have an impact on your function and lead to bladder issues or altered sweating, as two examples.
There are many different causes of neuropathy, but most cases are usually the result of:
The list goes on, but these should give you a general idea of just how many forces can lead to neuropathy. No matter how you arrived at your neuropathy, the good news is that there are effective solutions.