What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

December 23, 2020 0 Comment

Peripheral Neuropathy is a really big deal and it’s likely that you might have it now or later in life. It is very common, and usually comes with old age, but with the right preventatives, you can reduce your risk of getting it.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy? | Muscle Activation San Jose

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that is a result of damage to the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord, also called the Peripheral Nervous System. The Peripheral Nervous System sends signals between your body and brain, so if it’s damaged that means it can sometimes send the wrong sensory signals to the brain. 

What are the Symptoms?

The most common symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy is a numbness, weakness, and/or pain in your hands and feet. This can also be in any part of your body, but it’s most common in the hands and feet. Otherwise some other symptoms include; extreme sensitivity to touch, lack or coordination of falling, muscle weakness, feeling like you’re wearing socks or gloves when you’re not, and in extreme cases paralysis. Really Peripheral Neuropathy has a whole range of symptoms depending on what’s being affected, but these symptoms are more common.

What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy can be caused by a number of things, but not one of them is caused by a disease that you can catch. Mostly it’s things like infections, tumors, injuries, or diabetes, but people with autoimmune and bone marrow disorders are also at risk. Usually the most often cause of Peripheral Neuropathy is diabetes, especially people with uncontrolled sugar levels, but generally they are more at risk for any kind of neuropathy issue.

How do you Treat it?

Really there isn’t any cure to Peripheral Neuropathy, there are only ways to treat and prevent it. MASJ focuses on repairing that connection with muscle, nerves, and brain. While we all respond differently to treatments, the Muscle Activation Technique is non-invasive and does not call for the need for drugs. With regular sessions, patients have seen a significant improvement in functionality and a decrease of phantom pain sometimes associated with PN. We also assess your other physical conditions to help your outcome for treatment. Living a generally healthy life by exercising regularly and eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meat will always help. Avoid toxic chemicals and don’t drink or smoke.

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