Peripheral Neuropathy

Your peripheral nervous system connects the nerves from your brain and spinal cord, or central nervous system, to the rest of your body. This includes your:

  • arms
  • hands
  • feet
  • legs
  • internal organs
  • mouth
  • face

The job of these nerves is to deliver signals about physical sensations back to your brain.

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when these nerves malfunction because they’re damaged or destroyed. This disrupts the nerves’ normal functioning. They might send signals of pain when there’s nothing causing pain, or they might not send a pain signal even if something is harming you.

The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:

  • tingling sensation in the hands or feet
  • a feeling of compression, like you’re wearing a tight glove or sock
  • sharp, stabbing pain
  • numbness of the hands or feet
  • a weak, heavy feeling in the arms and legs, which sometimes may feel like your legs or arms lock in place
  • regularly dropping things from your hands
  • a buzzing or shocking sensation
  • thinning of the skin
  • a drop in blood pressure
  • sexual dysfunction, especially in men
  • constipation
  • digestive difficulty
  • diarrhea
  • excessive sweating

These symptoms can also indicate other conditions so make sure you tell your doctor about all of your symptoms.

If you experience any of the symptom above at our Woodland Hills office we offer Microlight Laser Therapy session to treat of these conditions. The same laser therapy is also used for chronic arthritis pain, old injuries, scar tissue and migraines.

To schedule an appointment you can call our office or fill out the form below and someone will contact you within 24 hours.