What Is Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy, or neuropathy for short, is a very serious condition that has the potential to take independence away from its sufferers, causing pain and discomfort that can ruin any chance of a normal life. Range of motion may be reduced in addition to the enjoyment of life. Let’s dive in and explore neuropathy in more detail.

Peripheral neuropathy comes about from damage to your peripheral nerves, which are responsible for sending signals between your brain (via the spinal cord) and the rest of your body such as your hands, feet, and so on. Damage to your peripheral nerves can come from injury, infections, or even exposure to toxins.

Your nerves may become damaged, forcing them to send erroneous signals to your brain. You may experience numbness, unending jabbing sensations, and extreme sensitivity with every touch. Neuropathic symptoms vary from person to person, so some may feel only numbness in their body whereas others may experience excruciating pain. No matter the severity, it is a progressive condition, meaning your neuropathy can get worse if left unmanaged. There is no single cure to eradicate neuropathy, but a doctor is able to help you relieve pain, minimise the symptoms, and also recommend lifestyle changes that can help you live with your neuropathy better.

If you suspect that your pain is due to peripheral neuropathy, don’t delay in booking a consultation with us at Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine, where we offer a range of treatment options to help, including PEMF technology and much more.