Neuropathy is a condition that develops when the nervous system is damaged. When damage occurs, the messages being sent from the brain to different parts of the body are affected. Neuropathy can affect different parts of the body in different ways. Because of the complexity of the nervous system and the many types of peripheral nerves, symptoms can vary significantly from one case to the next.
Common symptoms can include either increased or decreased sensitivity. You may feel tingling, itching, pain or “pins and needles” in your extremities. These sensations can range in intensity from very mild to extremely severe. They may also occur often or rarely depending on the severity of the neuropathy.
Conversely, you may experience a lack of sensations. Many experience numbness (lack of pain and/or temperature sensation) or tremors. Because of the many types of neuropathy, there are often symptoms that overlap. These symptoms can be both frustrating and dangerous and should be verified by a neuropathy doctor.
Here at Arizona HealthPros, we work with you through proven therapeutic interventions leading you back to a fuller expression of real health and healing. Contact Arizona HealthPros today and schedule a consultation with a neuropathy doctor so that we can get you back on track and work to relieve your pain.