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Our Approach

Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to the peripheral nervous system, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body. Peripheral nerves also send sensory information back to the brain and spinal cord, such as a message that the feet are cold or a finger is burned. Damage to the peripheral nervous system interferes with these vital connections.

Some forms of neuropathy involve damage to only one nerve and are called mononeuropathies. More often though, multiple nerves affecting all limbs are affected, called polyneuropathy. Occasionally, two or more isolated nerves in separate areas of the body are affected, which is called mononeuritis multiplex.

More than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, each with its own characteristic set of symptoms, pattern of development and prognosis. Impaired function and symptoms depend on the type of nerves – motor, sensory or autonomic – that are damaged.

  • Common Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
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