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What Are the Causes of Neuropathy

Neuropathy is nerve damage. It creates nerve pain. When the nerve breaks down due to disease, chemical toxins, trauma, etc., the myelin sheath begins to break down. This creates a short circuit similar to what happens when a wire loses its insulating cover. The damage can continue and the symptoms of this damage will get worse. What causes it? Here is a list of causes: Alcoholism – Thiamine (B1) deficiency, in particular, is common among people with alcoholism because they often also have poor dietary habits. Thiamine […]

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Ulnar Neuropathy Sane Treatment of a Crazy Bone

Do you remember what it felt like when you banged your elbow on a hard surface and it sent shocks through your forearm and into your little finger? Not too pleasant, to be sure. But on the plus side, the unpleasantness was merely temporary and, for the time being, you remembered not to do that again. The part of the nervous system responsible for this annoying symptom is the ulnar nerve, a peripheral nerve-bundle whose individual nerve-fibers originate in the spinal cord where it passes through the […]

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Thigh on Fire Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Neuropathy

At the age of 32 Sigmund Freud developed a new problem. Pricking and other unpleasant sensations had overtaken the skin on the outer side of his right thigh. Walking made his symptoms worse. The affected skin was exquisitely sensitive to touch and even the usual rubbing of his underclothes irritated the area. Seven years later in 1895, when Freud wrote up his self-observations for a German medical journal, the abnormal sensations were still present, but had migrated. At first, the area of disturbance had been more noticeable […]

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Radial Neuropathy the Wrist Drop of Saturday Night Palsy

So here’s the scenario. It’s Saturday night and I’ve had a long week. I hit the bars and tip back one or two too many. Stumbling out of the last bar, I find I can’t make it past the city park without landing on my nose, so I plop onto a park bench. Slinging an arm over the back of the bench to stabilize myself, I fall into a deep slumber. Now it’s Sunday morning and the sun is shining, the birds are singing and I’ve got […]

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Polyneuropathy a Disease of the Longest Nerve Fibers

The peripheral nerves are bundles containing many individual nerve-fibers, and are similar to telephone cables carrying many individual wires. There are two basic types of nerve-fibers–motor and sensory. The motor fibers carry electrical impulses outward from the spinal cord to the muscles, causing them to contract. The sensory fibers carry electrical impulses inward from the skin, joints and other structures to the spinal cord, providing the nervous system with inputs, among others, concerning the senses of touch, pain and temperature. Peripheral nerves can be pinched or injured […]

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Peroneal Neuropathy Waiting for the Other Foot to Drop

A “foot-drop” is a medical term which–thankfully–does not mean that the foot suddenly disconnects from the leg. Rather, it means that when the leg is lifted from the ground, the foot droops downward at the ankle. The muscles that are supposed to prop up the foot have become so weakened that they cannot overcome gravity’s downward pull. When people with this problem try to walk, they have to either hike the leg higher to clear their drooping toes or else risk tripping over them. What is to […]

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Guide to Cold Laser Therapy and Its Many Health Benefits

Cold laser therapy, or low level laser therapy, is a treatment in which a cold laser is used to treat acute and chronic pain. It is also called a “soft laser.” If you suffer from back pain, joint pain, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, neuropathy, neck pain, or other related health conditions, cold laser therapy might be a viable solution for you. How it Works Cold laser therapy works by increasing the levels of serotonin to help your body heal itself. The therapy is noninvasive and non-thermal. The […]

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Foot Complications of Diabetes

Whenever we think about people with diabetes, we often think of them as having problems with their feet. This is one of the most common complications of diabetes and diabetes, more than anyone, need to make certain that they address any problems with their feet early on as such problems can result in a life threatening condition. Foot complications of diabetes are caused by neuropathy. Because the high glucose levels in the blood of a diabetic person affects the central nervous system after a period of time, […]

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What Is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy, also known as peripheral neuropathy, has been called by some experts “the most common disease that no one has ever heard of.” It’s estimated that in America alone upwards of 20 million people suffer from the illness, with varying degrees of affliction, pain and suffering accompanying the malady. Neuropathy is certainly one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. But what exactly IS neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves, the autonomic, sensory and motor nerves that connect the spinal […]

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Ways to Treat Neuropathy

Neuropathy is often a serious and usually debilitating disorder. It can take away your joy of living, your capability to function independently, and your eagerness for all those activities you utilised to love doing. Too quite a few, neuropathy is more than just a disease, it truly is a cancer. It eats away at everything they hold dear- but it doesn’t have to. Neuropathy sufferers can reside full and active lives if their neuropathy pain is managed appropriately. Neuropathy can be a illness that attacks the central […]

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