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What is Peripheral Neuropathy? The Basics…

Peripheral Neuropathy is and literally means disease of the nerves located anywhere outside of the brain and spinal cord. In other words, peripheral neuropathy includes the conditions that occur when nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body are damaged, diseased or not functioning in a normal way.

Nerves have one primary role in the body, to carry information to or from one area of the body to another area. In a broader overview, nerves are utilized to convey information back and forth to the brain from the rest of the body.

Who is at Risk?

  • Over 20 Million Americans currently have peripheral neuropathy
  • 50 years of age or older is the group mostly commonly affected
  • Nearly 60% of diabetics have neuropathy
  • Many cancer patients are getting chemotherapy induced neuropathies
  • Some cholesterol lowering medications, called statins, are causing neuropathies

The Sad Truth for many of those suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy is that…

  • They have symptoms that will typically worsen as long as the nerves continue to be diseased and dysfunctional
  • They will lose countless nights of sleep, which can cause many other health problems
  • They are more likely to be injured by a fall if they can hardly feel their feet and legs
  • Their risk of having a limb amputated goes up as their health condition worsens

The Worst Thing Your Doctor Could Have Told You About Your Peripheral Neuropathy: In their "medical opinion", you will simply have to live with the pain.

Call 414-761-5777 today to schedule your FREE consultation, or to request a Neuropathy Information Packet.