Welcome back to the Advanced Medical of Nashville blog. If you experience persistent pain in your hands, arms, feet, legs, and other regions of your body, you may be one of the 20 million people in the U.S. suffering from neuropathy as a result of damage to the peripheral nerves. Neuropathy is a common condition that causes pain ranging from mild to excruciating, and which may be periodic or constant. With more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathies, the pain and associated symptoms may develop quickly as a result of an injury, or may develop gradually over time either from a trauma, illness or disorder, environmental factors, or exposure to toxins.
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In today’s blog post, we will begin exploring some of the common causes and symptoms of neuropathy and nerve disorders. Please continue reading part one of this blog series below to learn more.
Symptoms of Neuropathy
There are many symptoms attributed to nerve pain caused by damage to the peripheral nerves. Generally, the initial symptoms of neuropathy affect areas containing nerve endings such as the fingers and toes. These symptoms may include numbness, tingling, loss of sensation in the affected area, and pain. These symptoms may occur at any time, but are often worse at night. Some of the other symptoms associated with neuropathy may include (but are not limited to):
- Burning sensation or freezing pain
- Sharp shooting or throbbing pain
- Radiating pain and symptoms
- Extreme sensitivity to touch and temperature changes
- Sleep disturbances due to pain and discomfort in the feet and hands
- Trouble with balance
- Loss of coordination
- Muscle weakness and decreased sensation
- Limited mobility, range of motion, and movement of arms and legs
- Muscle spasms and cramping
- Achy joints
It’s important to keep in mind that the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may depend on which of the nerves have been damaged.
Common Causes of Neuropathy
Generally, neuropathies are caused by trauma or injury, illnesses, disorders, treatments for medical conditions, through the exposure to toxins, or inherited through genetics. Today, we will begin by looking at neuropathies caused by injuries.
Neuropathies Caused By Injuries
Severe and even minor auto injuries are one of the most common causes of nerve damage. Auto injuries can typically affect the nerves in the neck and back which can cause a variety of injuries, including nerve pain. Plus, traumas caused by an auto collision can result in severed nerves, or nerve damage that spawns from another type of injury.
Work injuries that cause nerve damage are often the result of overuse, compression, stress, repetition, lacerations, heavy lifting, or slip and fall accidents. One of the most common types of work-related neuropathy affects the ulnar nerve in the elbow, arm, and wrist, which can limit the use of the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel is a good example of a localized peripheral neuropathy that affects the hands, and may be caused by overuse and repetitive motions from typing.
Whether caused by a slip and fall or severing a nerve in your hand while cooking in your kitchen, there are a number of personal injuries that can cause nerve damage and pain. Similar to work-related injuries, personal injuries can be caused by repetitive use. Artists and writers may experience nerve issues in their hands while someone who lifts heavy objects every day may experience nerve problems in their feet.
Athletes use their whole bodies to boost their performance, but particularly their core and extremities. While some of the most common sports injuries are soft tissue injuries and fractures, these injuries can damage the surrounding nerves. What’s more, athletes who play contact sports tend to slam into each other, the ground, and other objects at high speeds and with significant force which can cause nerve damage. Broken bones and dislocations can cause minor to severe nerve damage while repetitive motions and overuse can cause soft tissue injuries that slowly damage nerves in the body over time.
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These are just some of the common causes of neuropathies that cause pain, numbness, tingling, and limit movements and function. But this is just the tip of the iceberg so be sure to join us for our next several blogs in this series to learn even more about the causes of peripheral neuropathy.
If you or someone you love has experienced some type of nerve damage and are in pain and/or are demonstrating any of the symptoms we mentioned above, call Advanced Medical today to begin safe, effective neuropathy treatment in Nashville. Our revolutionary, FDA-approved neuropathy treatment stimulates the body’s own natural ability to heal. Neuropathy can affect anyone at any age, which is why our skilled, knowledgeable team treats all types of neuropathies. Our individualized, patient-focused neuropathy treatments are designed to not only relieve your nerve pain and other symptoms, but to encourage healing and restore function to damaged nerves. If you want to avoid undergoing painful invasive surgeries and are seeking a safe, natural alternative treatment to prescription medications and pain relievers, give Advanced Medical of Nashville a call today to make an appointment for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out if our neuropathy treatment is right for you.
Be sure to tune in for part two of this blog series where we will explore peripheral neuropathies caused by illness and disorders. Until next time, thank you for reading.