Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition due to injury or disease that causes one or more peripheral nerves in the body, typically the hands and feet, to not work properly
Peripheral nerves are responsible for sensations such as pain, pressure, and temperature, as well as muscle function and movement
- numbness and tingling, in the feet,
hands, arms, and legs
- inability to feel contact with the ground, pedals in a car, etc.
- abnormal sensitivity; the inability to distinguish hot or cold
- pain, often described as burning, sharp, or throbbing
- clumsiness or decreased coordination
- weakness or paralysis in the muscles of the legs and/or arms
- a feeling of imbalance on level or uneven surfaces
- the need to use a cane, walker, or wheelchair for safe mobility
- More than 40 million Americans suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy.
- 8% of the world’s population has Peripheral Neuropathy.
- Diabetes is biggest cause in developed countries.
- 50% of Diabetics will get Peripheral Neuropathy.
- The United States spends over $4 billion each year for PN treatment.
- At least 10% of people over 40 years of age get neuropathy and 20% of patients receiving chemotherapy.
The Pain West approach offers proven results:
• pain reduction
• sensory improvement
• improved gait
• better balance and reduced falls
• improved sleep
• increased quality of Life
• improved functional limitations
• focus on your needs and health goals