Peripheral neuropathy is the result of damage to your peripheral nerves, which are the nerves outside of your brain and spinal cord. Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. People with peripheral neuropathy often describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling. This condition can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, exposure to certain toxins and inherited causes. One of the most common causes is diabetes. In many cases, symptoms can improve on their own, especially if caused by a treatable condition. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy also include:
- Gradual onset of numbness, tingling or prickling in your feet and hands, which can also spread into your arms and legs
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Pain during activities that would not normally cause pain, such as putting weight on your feet
- Poor coordination and falling
- Weakness in your muscles
- A sensation that feels like you are wearing gloves on your hands or socks on your feet when you are not
Our experienced and highly trained physician can help you find relief! Call Regenerative Spine and Pain Specialists today at 404-618-0995 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zwade Marshall and learn more about treating peripheral neuropathy in Fayetteville and Atlanta, Georgia.