Welcome back to the Advanced Medical of Nashville blog. Nerve pain, or neuropathy, is a common condition that affects nearly 20 million Americans which is brought on by a number of triggers. In part one, we began looking at various causes of neuropathy, focusing specifically on different types of injuries that can cause nerve damage resulting in more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathies. The injuries that may cause nerve damage include:
- Auto Accidents
- Work Injuries
- Personal Injuries
- Sports-Related Injuries
Along with injuries and traumas, neuropathy can also be caused by numerous disorders and illnesses. While nerve pain may become a chronic health condition as a symptom of an illness, it may also be brought on by treatments for illnesses. In part two of this blog series, we will look at some of the most common illnesses, disorders, and treatments that can cause neuropathy. If you or a loved one are living with nerve pain and want to try a natural yet effective neuropathy treatment, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Diabetes can cause a type of nerve damage called diabetic neuropathy. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), almost half of all people with diabetes have or will develop some type of nerve damage that can lead to chronic nerve pain and other symptoms, while a smaller number of diabetics may experience infrequent acute nerve pain. Diabetic neuropathy is typically the result of high blood sugar (glucose) levels that can damage nerves in different areas of the body, but most often the nerves in the legs and feet. Likewise, diabetic neuropathy can be caused by diabetic insulin treatments that gain rapid control of blood sugar, often referred to as “insulin neuritis.” Additionally, people with diabetes may develop nerve pain as a result of rapid or significant weight loss.
As tumors (growths) form — both noncancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) — within the body, they can place pressure on the peripheral nerves in the body. As they develop, these growths can inhibit nerve function and damage the nerve, resulting in peripheral neuropathy. Some of the common types of tumors that cause neuropathy may include tumors along the spine, brain tumors, and skull base tumors (those which form on the skull and on the bony ridges behind the eyes and nose).
Cancer and Cancer Treatments
There are a number of cancers and cancer treatments that can cause neuropathy. Certain types of cancers such as breast cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma (blood cancer) and lung cancer can injure nerves throughout the body. Cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplants can damage nerves leading to peripheral neuropathy. In some cases, cancer patients may experience vitamin deficiencies that can also trigger the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
Learn More About Neuropathy Treatment
These are only some of the many disorders and illnesses that may damage the nerves in the body, causing neuropathy. If you or a loved one is suffering from neuropathy caused by nerve damage, or if you are experiencing any type of nerve pain, contact Advanced Medical of Nashville today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our neuropathy specialists. Our neuropathy treatment in Nashville is safe, effective, and non-invasive. Our nerve pain treatments are natural and tap into the body’s healing mechanisms that can provide long-lasting pain relief and restore nerve function without the use of prescription medications and without having to under invasive and costly surgeries. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
Tune in next time as we continue exploring more causes of nerve damage that causes neuropathy. Thank you for reading.