Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is a disorder that can greatly affect the functioning of the peripheral nerves and cause immense discomfort. It is a condition that affects millions of people—the Neuropathy Association reports that 20 million Americans currently suffer from this disease. If you are one of the many individuals living with the pain of Peripheral Neuropathy, CORE Physical Medicine may be able to help.
At CORE Physical Medicine, we offer a proprietary PN treatment program. We utilize a number of effective therapies to help reduce the pain and discomfort associated with Peripheral Neuropathy, such as:
30% of PN cases have an unknown cause, while the remaining percentage is believed to result from the following conditions:
Anatomically speaking, “peripheral” means on the outside. The peripheral nerves, along with a mass of cells, build the peripheral nervous system located outside of the skull and the spinal column. They are not protected like the Central Nervous System (CNS), which resides within the cranium and spinal column. The peripheral nerves connect the CNS to the organs and limbs. With this design, the peripheral nerves are left exposed to all sorts of bad things including toxins and higher risks of injuries, whether work-related or from sports or automobile trauma.
The peripheral nervous system consists of cells that deliver information to and from the Central Nervous System. These motor, sensory and autonomic nerves connect your spinal cord to your muscles, skin, and internal organs. When you touch something hot or cold, the sensory nerves shoot a lightning-fast message to your brain about the sensation. The autonomic nerves affect the heart rate, digestion, respiration and so forth. And, of course, the motor nerves assist in your movements.
This symptom list is not all-inclusive, as there are many symptoms of PN.