Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects a person’s peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are nerves that control your sensation of touch, perception of temperature, pain, vibration sense and strength. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may be a decrease feeling in the fingers and toes, which can cause issues with dexterity, balance, and mobility. There are many potential causes of peripheral neuropathy such as a family history, diabetes, exposure to toxic substances, vitamin deficiencies, alcoholism, infection or inflammatory disease.

Peripheral neuropathy is diagnosed by neurological evaluation and review of medical history and symptoms and EMG/NCV testing.

Resources

Neuropathy Association

60 East 42nd Street Suite 942 New York, NY 10165 USA
Tel: (212)692-0662   Fax: (212)692-0668
Email: info@neuropathy.org
Website: www.neuropathy.org

Center for Peripheral Neuropathy

University of Chicago
5841 South Maryland Ave, MC 2030 Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773)702-5659   Fax: (773)702-5577
Website: www.peripheralneuropathycenter.uchicago.edu/

Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy

485 Half Day Road Suite 200 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Tel: (847)883-9942   Fax: (847)883-9960   Tel: (877)833-9942
Email: info@tffpn.org
Website: www.foundationforpn.org