Nerve pain as a result of neuropathy has been known to prevent an individual’s mobility.
Neuropathy is a common condition that can develop when damage to the peripheral nervous system has occurred.
The peripheral nervous system refers to the part of the nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord; when damage occurs to the nerve cells or nerve axons, it is called peripheral neuropathy.
Neuropathy is a painful condition that can have an effect on an individual’s life and their ability to maintain a normal active life.
The symptoms of which will be discussed later) are what create limitations to productivity and normal functionality.
Symptoms Of Neuropathy
Peripheral polyneuropathy affects the hand, feet, and legs and occurs on both sides of the body. Painful sensations from peripheral neuropathy are often described as a tingling or burning sensation.
Neuropathy symptoms affect nerves that: control muscle movement also known as motor nerves, the sensory nerves which helps the body detect sensations such as hot and cold as well as affects the autonomic nerves that directly influences the health and wellbeing of internal organs such as:
- Blood Vessels
Neuropathy symptoms make it extremely difficult to walk and operate on a normal basis.
The inflicted areas become overly sensitive to touch and pressure, therefore nerve pain can become so intense that neuropathic sufferers can make the mistake of becoming inactive in hopes of relieving their neuropathy pain and lessening the symptoms felt be staying off their feet.
Nerve pain and symptoms can last for long periods of time unless the underlying cause for neuropathy has been discovered and treated.
However, there are several causes of neuropathy that have yet to be discovered and patients are forced to continue to suffer from the following symptoms until a neuropathy cure or treatment is discovered.
- Needle-like pinching
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of coordination
- Sensitivity to touch
- Dull ache
- Involuntary muscle spasms
Neuropathy symptoms differ from patient to patients based on what neuropathy classification they fall into as well as how far their neuropathy has progressed.
Another deciding factor in neuropathy symptoms has to do with what caused the neuropathy diagnosis as well as which type of diagnosis one has been labeled with.
Get Moving Again
Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that will have an effect on an individual’s life and if not treated could have a severely negative effect.
The pain and symptoms that are commonplace with neuropathy limit one’s mobility and ability to function in normal life situations.
Neuropathy symptoms have an implication on one’s social, vocational and functional life possibly causing the neuropathy patient to suffer from feelings of anxiety and depression.
Nerve pain can become unbearable and limit the amount of productivity one can see throughout a day due to the intense chronic pain.
Neuropathy treatment is available and is often discussed between patient and physician at the time of diagnosis. Neuropathic sufferers have several neuropathy treatment options at their disposal that should be taken advantage of such as:
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Low Impact Exercise
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Topical Creams
- Prescription Medication
- Natural Alternatives
- Vitamin Supplements
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
- Oat straw
- Passion Flower
- Vitamin Supplements
Neuropathy should not go untreated if it does then a neuropathy sufferer could lose his or her ability to walk.
As you can see there are several different neuropathy treatments available all one has to do is take his or her time and research each one, compare the success rates and then speak with his or her medical professional about which treatment option is best suited for his or her physical needs.