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The peripheral nervous system acts as a bridge, connecting the nerves of the brain and spinal cord (collectively known as the central nervous system) to the rest of the body, including the arms, hands, feet, legs, internal organs, mouth, and face. These nerves serve to transmit signals about physical sensations back to your brain.
Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that arises when these nerves malfunction due to damage or destruction. This interference disrupts their typical functioning. The nerves may send pain signals without any actual cause of pain, or conversely, they may fail to send pain signals even when you’re being hurt.
Peripheral neuropathy can either be inherited or acquired. Acquired peripheral neuropathy could be due to physical injury (trauma) to a nerve, diabetes, tumors, toxins, autoimmune responses, nutritional deficiencies, alcoholism, and various vascular and metabolic disorders.
Prompt medical attention is recommended if you experience any unusual sensations like tingling, weakness, or pain in your hands or feet. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for managing symptoms and preventing further damage to peripheral nerves.
Surgical procedures often provide immediate relief for mono-neuropathies caused by compression or entrapment injuries. For instance, a slipped disc repair can lessen pressure on nerves where they branch out from the spinal cord; removing benign or malignant tumors can also help relieve damaging pressure on nerves. Nerve entrapment can often be rectified by surgically releasing ligaments or tendons.
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