Idiopathic Neuropathy

An Overview of Idiopathic Neuropathy from West LA Neuro-Kinesiology

The nerves are some of the largest and most important cells in the body. Nerves start in the brain and travel out the back of the skull and down the spine. Then, these nerves go out to everywhere else in the body. Nerves are used to carry motor signals from the brain to the individual muscles and tissue. In the opposite direction, nerves carry sensory information from the rest of the body back to the central nervous system for processing. These nerves carry information about pain, pressure, temperature, and more. At West LA Neuro-Kinesiology, we are here to help people manage issues that might arise with these nerves. One of the conditions that we see is idiopathic neuropathy. 


What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Neuropathy?

If someone is suffering from neuropathy, there are a few common signs and symptoms that are going to develop. Two of the most common signs are numbness and tingling. These are symptoms that arise if the disease has impacted some of the sensory nerves that travel throughout the body.

Furthermore, one of the most serious symptoms is nerve pain. This often shows up as shooting pains that travel throughout the body. This pain can be difficult for people to manage. Neuropathy treatment West LA often involves a medication known as gabapentin.

What Are the Causes of Neuropathy?

There are a few causes of neuropathy. One of the most common is diabetes. If someone suffers from diabetes, they are experiencing chronically high levels of glucose throughout their body. These glucose levels can lead to nerve damage that hits various organs and tissues throughout the body, including the nerves. This leads to neuropathy.

Other people develop neuropathy as a result of cancer treatment. Chemotherapy can lead to serious side effects. One of the most common side effects if the development of neuropathy. This can lead to numbness, tingling, pain, and more.

Finally, some people develop neuropathy with no apparent cause. This is called idiopathic neuropathy. Regardless of whether someone has diabetes, has had chemotherapy, or some other cause of neuropathy, it needs to be managed by a trained medical provider.

Come and Visit Us Today for Nerve Treatment

At West LA Neuro-Kinesiology, our goal is to provide neuropathy treatment to everyone in West LA who needs it. We know that there are many people out there who suffer from neuropathy. They might be wondering how they can find someone who can help them manage their symptoms and treat the underlying illness. We are here to do exactly that. Call us today to make an appointment with one of our experienced providers.


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