Frequently Asked Questions

...About Our Clinic & Peripheral Neuropathy

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What Does The Term “Peripheral Neuropathy” Mean? 

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Peripheral = Perimeter Or Outer Edge.

Neuropathy = Disease Or Dysfunctions Of Nerves.

So Peripheral Neuropathy Is A Disorder Of The Outer Nerves Such As The Nerves In The Hands, Fingertips, Hands, And Toes. 

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What Are The Symptoms Of Peripheral Neuropathy?

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Peripheral Neuropathy Is Characterized By Numbness, Burning, Tingling Or Prickling Or Loss Of Sensation In The Hands And Feet . Often Starting In The Toes & Fingertips And Spreading To The Rest Of The Feet And Hands.

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What Cause Peripheral Neuropathy In The First Place?

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Since “Neuropathy” Refers to Dysfunction Or Damage Of Nerves It Stands To Reason That Anything That Can Damage The Nerves Can Possibly Lead To Peripheral Neuropathy. There Are Some Common Suspects Though That Are Often At The Root Cause Of An Individuals Peripheral Neuropathy.

To Learn About The Different Common Causes Of Peripheral Neuropathy You Can Print Out Our Free Infograph ByClicking Here Or You Can Learn About The Causes & Solutions To Peripheral Neuropathy In Our Full Presentation, Free DVD Copy Available ByClicking Here

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What Is Polyneuropathy & Mononeuropathy? 

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These Both Refer To Different Types of Peripheral Neuropathy. Polyneuropathy Is When The Symptoms Are Located In More Than One Area, Such As Both Feet Or Both Hands. Mononeuropathy Is When The Symptoms Are Isolated To One Area Such As One Foot, Or One Hand. 

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What Is “Idiopathic” Neuropathy? 

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“Idiopathic” Is A Catch All Term For When The Cause Of Peripheral Neuropathy Cannot Be Determined Or Has Yet To Be Determined. 

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Are Diabetics At Higher Risk Of Peripheral Neuropathy? 

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Many Studies Have Drawn A Strong Correllation Between Chronically High Blood Pressure and Nerve Damage That Includes Peripheral Neuropathy. 

The Concerning Thing About This Is That This Same Nerve Damage Has Been Seen In People With Pre-Diabetes.

Currently Its Estimated That About 20 Million American’s Have Pre-Diabetes And Many Of Them Aren’t Even Aware Of It. The Good News Is That This Can Be Avoided By Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check (Avoiding Sugars And Regulating The Amount Of Carbohydrates You Consume.)

This Is One Of The Many Reasons We Have To Look At The Whole Person To Accurately Correct The Cause Of Peripheral Neuropathy.