(PRWEB) October 05, 2012
Neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the peripheral nervous system and causes pain and numbness, primarily in the hands and feet. . It can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic disorders, and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes.
Nerves that detect sensation and nerves that control muscle movement can both be affected by neuropathy. Autonomic neuropathy can affect internal organs the heart, blood vessels, bladder or intestines. Neuropathy cases are from unknown causes about 30% of the time. Diabetes accounts for an additional 30% of cases. The remaining cases of neuropathy, known as acquired neuropathies, have numerous potential causes, including:
- Strain or pressure on nerves
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Other diseases and infections, such as kidney disease, liver disease, Lyme disease, HIV/AIDS, or an underactive thyroid
- Inherited disorders, including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and amyloid polyneuropathy
- Poison exposure
- Certain medications and cancer treatments
Pinnacle Health specializes in pain management and treatments for Neuropathy. Early diagnosis and treatment of neuropathy is crucial. Nerves have a slim ability to regenerate, and treatment may only stop the progression, they cannot reverse damage. Visiting
Pinnacle Health at the first signs is the best defense against neuropathy. For more information on Neuropathy or to gather information on Pinnacle Health, go to http://pinnaclehealthnashville.com/.