Peripheral Neuralgia

Peripheral Neuralgia

What is Peripheral Neuralgia?

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness, and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body. Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins.

Signs and Symptoms

People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling. In many cases, symptoms improve, especially if caused by a treatable condition.

Treatment Options

Common treatment options for peripheral neuralgia include Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), plasma exchange, and physical therapy.

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