Health & Medical Pain Diseases

What Are The Common Forms of Peripheral Neuropathy?

Common Forms of Neuropathy Neuropathy is defined as damage to a nerve or group of nerves that results in a variety of symptoms including loss of motion, pain, loss of sensation or loss of function.
Approximately 1/3 of all neuropathy cases have no known cause.
Another 1/3 of neuropathy victims suffer from diabetes.
The other common causes of neuropathy include traumatic injury to the nerves and autoimmune diseases.
Below we discuss some common forms of neuropathy.
Sensory Neuropathy Sensory neuropathy is widely regarded as the most common form of neuropathy.
It involves the nerves that carry impulses to the brain from various parts of the body.
Compression Mononeuropathy This is a condition that affects one single nerve.
There are two different types of damage that commonly occur.
The nerve may be pinched or compressed by a bone or lump or damage may be caused by diabetes that prevents proper blood flow throughout the vessels.
One of the most common forms of mononeuropathy is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which results from a nerve in the forearm being pinched at the wrist.
Lumbar Radiculopathy This is a very common form of neuropathy caused by Type II Diabetes.
Lumbar radiculopathy, also referred to as thoracic radiculopathy, affects the chest and/or abdomen on one or both sides of the torso.
Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy This common form of neuropathy affects both sides of the body including the legs, feet and hands.
Autonomic Neuropathy This is a neuropathic condition that targets nerves which control the bladder, intestines and genitals.
One of the most common symptoms of autonomic neuropathy is bladder paralysis.
Other symptoms include issues with erection, urination and gastrointestinal.
Neuropathic Arthropathy This condition is also known as Charcot's Joint.
This condition takes place as the joint degenerates because of nerve damage to the area.
This typically results in a total loss of feeling and sensation.
One of the most commonly affected areas of neuropathic arthropathy is the foot.
Cranial Neuropathy This neuropathic condition targets the nerves that are attached to the brain.
They control your vision, movement of the eyes, taste and audio control.
The most commonly affected area is the ocular muscles that eventually become paralyzed.
The first symptom is typically pain residing near the eye.
There are several types of neuropathies that affect almost every part of the body.
Anyone experiencing the above symptoms should see their health care provider immediately.
Those with Type II diabetes should pay close attention to any symptoms as they are particularly susceptible.

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