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Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a nervous condition. It occurs as a result of damage to your peripheral nerves. Peripheral nerves connect our central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, to the rest of the body.

Injury, trauma, and various conditions can cause damage to your peripheral nerve. Examples of such conditions include diabetes, cancer, infectious diseases, side effects of medication, vitamin B6 and B12 deficiency, and motor neuron diseases such as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Damaged peripheral nerves cause pain, weakness, burning, tingling, twitching, or inability to sense pain.

There are various types of peripheral neuropathy conditions. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, there are over 100 types of peripheral neuropathy. Examples include headache, chronic migraines, occipital neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, cubital tunnel syndrome, peripheral nerve tumors, chronic pain after a traumatic experience or surgery, and more.

Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

Various treatments help to manage the symptoms and condition. They include:

  • Medications like anti-seizure medications, pain relievers, antidepressants, and topical treatments.

  • Therapies like physical therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

  • Alternative medicines like acupuncture,

  • Lifestyle remedies like eating healthy, avoid excessive alcohol, exercise, quit smoking, and more.


Headache Relief Center

Headaches can occur as a result of peripheral neuropathy. Migraines are the most common type of peripheral neuropathy headache. If your headache persists, it will help to visit a headache relief center near you. If a physician does not find an underlying condition during diagnosis, they may choose to observe or give some pain relief medications.

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