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What is Neuropathy?

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is the damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves that cause you to feel pain. It may cause a tingling, burning, numbness or shooting of pain in the affected area which causes you a lot of discomfort from accomplishing many things. Everyday tasks will now feel like a chore, for instance, getting out of bed or going for a walk. 

The nervous system has two primary systems which are known as the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is your brain and spinal cord while the peripheral nervous system is the rest of the body. Neuropathy is also called peripheral neuropathy because most individuals experience nerve damage in hands and feet which is part of the peripheral nervous system.

Causes:

There are more than 100 types of neuropathy and each can develop differently. There are many causes of neuropathy some with even unknown causes but here are some of the most common:

Signs and Symptoms:

The signs and symptoms of the nerve pain can vary depending on the location and the type. Symptoms can slowly develop more severely over time from acute neuropathy to chronic neuropathy. Some common signs and symptoms include:

Treatment:

There is treatment available for neuropathy pain that does not involve medications or surgery at Neuropathy & Pain Centers. At Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas in Arlington and Fort Worth, symptoms of neuropathy are not our only focus because we work to actually correct the underlying cause. We use non-invasive safe treatments like physical rehabilitation, laser therapy, dietary modification, and chiropractic care. We want to make sure you are diagnosed correctly and given the proper treatment to help your neuropathy pain.

How Do I Get the Treatment:

If you’re experiencing severe nerve pain or have any symptoms of nerve pain, contact Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas at (817) 242-5599 and let us help you treat your neuropathy.

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