Peripheral Neuropathy can be a very debilitating painful experience for many, many people…For many of you there are changes that could be made TODAY that will put you back on your feet again.
Peripheral neuropathy means there is damage to the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The PNS is a huge part of your nervous system that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to every other part of the body-and back again.Think two-way street. Peripheral neuropathy interferes with the normal communication back and forth.
There are many kinds of peripheral nerves-each with a highly specialized function of its own-damage to these nerves can cause many different symptoms: numbness, tingling, prickling, burning, pins-and-needles, sensitivity to touch, sensitivity to cold or heat, weakness-even paralysis.
But here's the really bad part about peripheral neuropathy, the part that confuses most doctors and prolongs your misery…
Just because you feel symptoms in your feet doesn't mean that's where the problem is.
The problem could be the nerves in your feet, but it could also be anywhere along the path from the feet to the parietal lobe in the brain.
The parietal lobe of the brain is where all of the sensory information from your peripheral nerves is processed.
To put it more simply, if the parietal lobe becomes weak you're going to feel symptoms such as tingling, burning, pain, numbness. These symptoms feel and look like peripheral neuropathy but they're actually caused by a weak parietal lobe. To make things worse, the real cause of your symptoms may be due to neurotoxicity.
Neurotoxicity occurs when different chemicals that have accumulated in your body actually begin to corrode the nerve cells-picture an electrical cord in a bath of battery acid.
Most people suffering with symptoms of peripheral neuropathy have a complex combination of causes. Taking a medication like Neurontin® and crossing your fingers and hoping it's going to get better is not going to work.
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