Neurodegenerative Disease

Peripheral neuropathy is a type of nerve damage. The “peripheral nervous system” is made up of the nerves in the body. The peripheral nerves pass signals between spine/brain and the rest of the body.

Peripheral neuropathy is when these nerves are damaged. This causes symptoms.

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Peripheral Neuropathy: Causes and Conditions

  • Diabetes – This is a very common cause of peripheral neuropathy.
  • Injury to or pressure on the nerves
  • Certain medicines such as chemotherapy to treat cancer, can cause peripheral neuropathy as a side effect.
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Infections
  • Vitamin deficiency, such as vitamin D deficiency
  • Certain poisons and toxins

Peripheral Neuropathy: Recognizing Symptoms

  • Weakness in your hands, or feet
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or feeling “pins and needles”
  • Pain or burning

Peripheral Neuropathy: Treatment Approaches

Peripheral neuropathy is usually permanent. But there might be ways to keep it from getting worse. Treatment depends on what is causing your nerve damage, for example, if your nerve damage is caused by diabetes, it can help to keep your blood sugar under control.

In instances that treatments are not helpful, managing symptoms might help you feel better. Medications used for neuropathy could be pain relievers, creams, physical therapy, etc.

Medical Marijuana approved in Texas can help with some of these symptoms, especially with spasticity, and nerve pain. Zen Cannabis Clinic will collaborate with you to find the right dose of THC/CBD product for you.