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Dr. David Bailey- Peripheral Neuropathy

In today’s Brazos Valley Physician’s Organization Journal of Medicine Report, Dr. David Bailey talks about Peripheral Neuropathy.

The nerves in the legs are about three feet long, and they require significant normal nutrition. If they don’t get it, they start feeling unhappy and these symptoms come and go. Symptoms include pain and numbness, tingling, and a kind of creepy-crawling feeling where you think something is on your leg. Nothing’s really there. These are early warning signs of neuropathy.

Peripheral Neuropathy is a puzzle sometimes, but there are some known causes. Toxins in the environment, certain medications, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic disorders like diabetes can cause neuropathy, and pinched nerves in the spine cause neuropathy as well.

Most commonly, symptoms are helped by medications, but there are non-drug ways to treat and manage the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. For instance, if toxins are involved or metabolic disorders like diabetes are involved, or nutritional deficiencies, once treatment addresses those issues peripheral neuropathy can be significantly reduced or even go completely away.

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