What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a the result of disease manifestations affecting the peripheral nerves, meaning nerves beyond the brain and spinal cord.
Damage to peripheral nerves may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function depending on which nerves are affected; in other words, neuropathy affecting motor, sensory, or autonomic nerves result in different symptoms. More than one type of nerve may be affected simultaneously.
Peripheral neuropathy may be acute (with sudden onset, rapid progress) or chronic (symptoms begin subtly and progress slowly). It may be reversible or permanent.