Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy comes from many different causes – also known as “risk factors.” These risk factors are divided into three different categories:
Causes and Risk Factors
Metabolic – Risk Factors
As if the pain, numbness, swelling, burning, tingling, sleepless nights, balance issues, along with all the other symptoms that go along with neuropathy aren’t bad enough, approximately 86,000 Americans each year undergo diabetic amputations as a result of uncontrolled neuropathy. This new treatment is capable of preventing many of those amputations, especially if they can be caught early on.
Bulged and Herniated Disc(s) Degenerative Disc(s) Spinal Stenosis
These causes are also very common, and are most often a result from mechanical joint problems, which compress the nerves that emit from the spine.
Hereditary – Risk Factors
Moving from the most to the least common, the final category of neuropathies are those caused by a genetic or hereditary factor. They include neurological challenges such as Friedriech’s Ataxia and Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. These are fairly rare and while very significant to those afflicted, make up less than 1% of neuropathies.
Diabetes – The most common metabolic cause of Neuropathy we see in our office are patients with diabetes.
Nearly 60% of individuals diagnosed with diabetes develop Diabetic Neuropathy.