The BluePrint to Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), often affects the hands and feet. It causes weakness, numbness and pain, insensitivity with hot and cold temperatures, balance problems and pressure disturbance. It can also affect other areas of your body.
Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. The peripheral nerves also send sensory information to the central nervous system.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling.
The BluePrint to Neuropathy program is addressing the root causes of peripheral neuropathy instead of trying to mask the symptoms.