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Back Pain Caused By Nervous System Damage - Spine Center of Texas
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Experiencing (back pain) can have underlying causes and must not be ignored. One serious medical condition that often  has back pain as a symptom is peripheral neuropathy.

According to an article on News-Medical.net, peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which damage is present in the peripheral nervous system. The part of the nervous system is responsible in directing information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.

Peripheral Neuropathy Info

The medical condition has more than 100 types. And, each type of peripheral neuropathy has its own set of symptoms, pattern of development and prognosis.

The symptoms associated with the condition depend on what  nerve types have been damaged. These nerve types are motor, sensory and autonomic.

A person who suffers from peripheral neuropathy can have the following symptoms:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling and pricking sensations
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Muscle weakness

There are also extreme symptoms that can be experienced by someone who is  suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Some of them are as follows:

  • Burning pain (especially at night)
  • Muscle wasting
  • Paralysis
  • Organ or gland dysfunction.

A person may either acquire or inherit peripheral neuropathy. Acquired neuropathy has several possible causes. Some of the causes are physical injury like trauma to a nerve, toxins, tumors, and autoimmune responses. Other causes are alcoholism, nutritional deficiencies and vascular and metabolic disorders.

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