Peripheral Nerve Injury

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. They are responsible for relaying messages to and from your brain. When a peripheral nerve injury occurs, these messages can be disrupted.

There are many types of nerve disorders. Some are the result of other diseases, such as diabetes. Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include:

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Burning or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch

Treatment tries to treat any underlying problem, reduce the amount of pain and to control symptoms.