Peripheral neuropathy can result from a number of types of injuries or traumas, including diabetes.
In this condition, tiny microscopic nerves beneath the skin that sense temperature and touch can become damaged.
When these nerves are damaged, they can cause a spectrum of problems, including numbness, tingling or even a severe burning or tearing pain.
Unfortunately, nearly half of people diagnosed with diabetes suffer from some type of neuropathy, which can often lead to severe burning pain.
Nerve pressure or trauma from a fall, sports injury or car accident can also damage or sever peripheral nerves, leading to neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy can also develop from repetitive motion injuries, including pressure from standing for long periods.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the symptoms for Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy develops when the nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which relays information from the brain and spine to the muscles, skin and organs, become damaged or diseased.
This interrupts the connection between the brain and body and can cause:
- burning sensations
- sharp, stinging pain
- extreme sensitivity to touch
- numbness or loss of sensation
- difficulty sleeping
What is Sinai Diagnostics’ approach to Peripheral Neuropathy?
Our approach to treat peripheral neuropathy is using spinal cord stimulation.