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Telltale Signs of Neuropathy (Infographic)

Warning Signs of Peripheral Nerve Damage

When it comes to nerve damage, it's common to gradually develop symptoms affecting your arms, hands, legs, and feet. However, many people find themselves attributing their symptoms to the aging process or even to other health conditions.

The experts at Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas are here to outline some of the most common conditions that lead to the development of this neurological health issue.

Sensory Nerve Damage

Sensory nerves are responsible for transmitting sensations—like light touch, temperature, and minor pain—to your brain. If you’re suffering from sensory nerve damage, it is common to experience the following symptoms:

  • Feeling as though you’re wearing gloves or socks when you aren’t.
  • Loss of reflexes.
  • Trouble with complex motor functions.
  • Balance issues, especially with your eyes closed.
  • Hand or feet feeling cold.
  • Tingling sensations in the hands or feet.
  • Trouble feeling pain and changes in temperature.
  • Pain receptors misfiring.

Motor Nerve Damage

Motor nerves are used when you consciously move your muscles for activities like walking, talking, and other everyday activities. Some common symptoms of motor nerve damage include:

  • Cramping.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Muscle twitching below the skin.
  • Loss of muscle mass.

Autonomic Nerve Damage

Autonomic nerves help your body to perform functions that you don’t have to think about—like breathing and digesting food. Some common signs that you’ve got autonomic nerve damage include:

  • Excessive sweating.
  • Gastrointestinal issues.
  • Heat intolerances.
  • Blood pressure issues.
  • Trouble swallowing.

Neuropathy Treatment in Addison & Tyler

Peripheral neuropathy can cause pain, tingling, and numbness that negatively affect your quality of life. Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on drug therapy to simply manage your pain; advanced technology can help to address the root of the problem. At Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas we provide our patients with drug-free, customized treatment plans that utilize electric cell signaling treatment (ECST to help regenerate damaged nerve tissue.

Don’t continue to put up with your neuropathy symptoms. Call (972) 441-5634 to schedule an appointment with our team of specialists today.