Types of Neuropathy

Kinds of Peripheral Nerve Damage

When it comes to nerve damage, there are several types that each affect the body differently. The experts at Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas are here to break down each type and how they differ.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a neurological health condition in which the peripheral nerves are damaged, causing them to misfire or malfunction. This typically results in the following symptoms affecting the arms, legs, hands, and feet:

  • Pain
  • Itchiness
  • Tingling
  • Soreness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Feeling as though you’re wearing socks or gloves when you aren’t
  • Coordination issues

There are several different types of peripheral neuropathy:

Autonomic Neuropathy

Your autonomic nervous system controls involuntary bodily functions like your heart rate or the digestion process. When your autonomic nerves are damaged, it can affect the way your body functions, leading to the following symptoms:

  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Feeling full after eating a small amount of food
  • Dizziness when standing
  • Trouble urinating
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Impaired sense of touch
  • Drooping of the face
  • Excessive sweating
  • Increased heart rate
Proximal Neuropathy

Proximal neuropathy is a more rare form of peripheral neuropathy. Depending on which nerves are affected, this form of nerve damage causes pain that can affect the hip, buttock, or thigh. Common symptoms of proximal neuropathy include:

  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Leg weakness
  • Difficulty standing from a seated position
  • Loss of reflexes
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Weight loss

Mononeuropathy is a type of nerve damage that affects a single nerve rather than a group of nerves. In most cases, mononeuropathy is brought on by an injury that leads to long-term pressure on the affected nerve.

This form of peripheral neuropathy can affect any part of the body. However, here are some of the most common forms:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Sciatic nerve dysfunction

Axillary nerve dysfunction

Ulnar nerve dysfunction

Radial nerve dysfunction

Femoral nerve dysfunction

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.