What is Neuropathy? (Part 2 of 3)

What is Neuropathy? (Part 2 of 3)

WHAT CAUSES THE NUMBNESS, TINGLING AND CHRONIC PAIN YOU SUFFER WITH?

As the ability of the sensory nerves to transmit information decreases due to this cellular atrophy, the nerve signals must now try to jump a larger gap through a less conductive medium.

The sensations that our bodies feel that are associated with the widening nerve gap and the loss of the nerve to transmit properly tends to follow a similar pattern in all of us.

Our first perception associated with atrophied nerves and their enlarged synaptic gaps is a tingling as some of the normal signals are misdirected to nearby nerves. Over time as the neuropathy condition progresses, the tingling happens more often. Eventually more signals are misdirected than properly broadcast and the sensation then turns to one of pain. Eventually, the nerve signals can no longer be transmitted and numbness becomes the primary complaint.

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY LEGS GO NUMB?

A secondary effect of neuropathy is to reduce the strength of the calf muscles which then reduces the blood flow to the lower extremities. This reduced blood flow to the muscles in conjunction with the lack of communication between the sensory nerves and the brain, often results in poor tissue perfusion, insecure or shaky gait, a loss of balance causing you to stumble and fall, cuts and sores that don’t heal or other mobility issues.

If you haven’t read Part 1 of What is Neuropathy? Yet here is the link http://docwalsh.com/what-is-neuropathy-part-1-of-3/

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