Neuropathy (Peripheral Neuropathy)


When you feel numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, or pain in an affected area, neuropathy is a common cause. Neuropathy occurs when damage or dysfunction occurs to the neurons of one or more nerves.

Neuropathy, often called peripheral neuropathy, frequently starts in the feet but can also affect other parts of your body. Your peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves outside your brain and spinal cord (your brain and spinal cord make up your central nervous system).

Neuropathy is very common, with an estimated ⅓ of Americans struggling with this disease. Other than age, the number one cause of neuropathy is diabetes, but the condition can also arise due to kidney disease, vitamin deficiencies, and heavy alcohol use. Since there are over 100 different types of neuropathy, all with different paths of development, it’s pivotal you receive a thorough evaluation and treatment from an experienced neurologist like Dr. Hashwani.

To make an appointment with Dr. Hashwani, please call 281-313-0337.

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