Manifestations of peripheral neuropathy (PN) occur when nerves responsible for communicating messages from the brain and the spinal cord throughout the body start to malfunction as a result of damage or disease. Peripheral nerves which extend from the spinal cord allow for vital communication to ensure the proper functionality of our internal organs, muscles, and even our own skin. Individuals with PN who proactively consult with a qualified medical professional to establish an individual treatment plan may benefit from avoiding undue harm or injury.
Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy
- Tingling or discomfort in the arms and legs
- Loss of feeling in limbs
- Muscular atrophy
- Muscle cramps
- Problems digesting food
- Light headed
- Sexual dysfunction
Origins of Peripheral Neuropathy
The three main classifications of peripheral neuropathy consist of either Acquired PN, Hereditary PN, or Idiopathic PN. A significant number of idiopathic neuropathies stem from causes which still remain unknown today. While the cause of PN can be challenging to isolate, a qualified medical professional, like those from Arrowhead Health Centers, may help to identify its origins which can be tied to any number of factors including various medical conditions, environmental factors, genetics, and trauma just to name a few.
Never Too Late to Seek Treatment
While functional impairment in any of the aforementioned areas can certainly lead to less than desirable consequences at any stage in life, help is available to those seeking relief from PN for all age groups. Most manifestations of peripheral neuropathies can be present beginning at age 30 and are especially common for people who fall under the age group of 55 or older. Due to the varying degrees of PN there are many treatment options available to help manage the debilitating symptoms often associated with this disorder.
Help is Available at Arrowhead Health Centers
At Arrowhead Health Centers, our goal is to help you identify the cause of your peripheral neuropathy in an effort to implement the right plan as we work together to treat and manage the symptoms of your PN. If you are enduring the undesirable effects of peripheral neuropathy please let us work with you to help you regain the quality of life you deserve.
Contact Arrowhead Health Centers today at 623-334-4000 option 9 for a consultation with one of our experienced specialists.