Guys, check this out… If you have numbness or tingling in your peripherals ‘extremity arm or legs’ I usually tell people they could have either Diabetes or even more likely Peripheral Neuropathy from nerve damage.
Written by Elea Carey
Medically Reviewed by William A Morrison, MD on April 4, 2016
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What is peripheral neuropathy?
Your peripheral nervous system connects the nerves from your brain and spinal cord, or central nervous system, to the rest of your body. This includes your:
The job of these nerves is to deliver signals about physical sensations back to your brain.
Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when these nerves malfunction because they’re damaged or destroyed. This disrupts the nerves’ normal functioning. They might send signals of pain when there’s nothing causing pain, or they might not send a pain signal even if something is harming you. This can be due to:
an inherited disorder
The disorder is uncomfortable, but treatments can be very helpful…
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