Many people deal with pain and weakness in their necks, shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers. Though many people just try to deal with it, the truth is that it could be a sign of a serious problem. Cervical radiculopathy is rare but it can be a real problem. What is Cervical Radiculopathy? When a nerve root in the cervical spine becomes inflamed or damaged, it can really affect a person's neurologic function. This condition is called … [Read more...] about A Patient’s Guide to Cervical Radiculopathy
Neuropathic Pain: Things to Know
What is Neuropathic Pain? When damage or dysfunction is caused to the nervous system, the nerves are unable to function properly which can cause pain. This is called neuropathic pain. The pain stems from the nerves inability to transmit sensations to the brain, resulting in a sense of numbness or lack of sensation altogether. Sometimes, a person experiences pain in the affected area. Pain can arise from any level of the nervous … [Read more...] about Neuropathic Pain: Things to Know
What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Nearly half of patients who have diabetes suffer from some kind of neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by high glucose levels. It is common and serious for patients who have diabetes. While diabetic neuropathy can cause issues with the digestive system, blood vessels, and heart, it most often damages nerves in the legs and feet. This condition sometimes causes painful and disabling symptoms. However, it can often be … [Read more...] about What is Diabetic Neuropathy?