Idiopathic Progressive Neuropathy: Explained

“Neuropathy” is the term used by medical professionals to describe nerve damage that interferes with the function of your body’s peripheral nervous system (PNS). When the cause of this nerve damage can’t be determined, it is referred to as idiopathic progressive neuropathy.

Idiopathic Progressive Neuropathy

Causes of Neuropathy 

Peripheral neuropathy has many potential causes. Nerve damage can occur as a result of traumatic injuries, infections, exposure to toxic substances such as the ones used during chemotherapy or radiation, and even genetics or inherited medical conditions. For example, an extremely common cause of neuropathy is diabetes

Idiopathic progressive neuropathy occurs when none of these causes are present or a medical professional is unable to determine the specific cause of nerve damage.

Symptoms of Idiopathic Neuropathy

While the symptoms of idiopathic progressive neuropathy can vary from patient to patient, the most common symptoms of this condition include:

  • Numbness 
  • Tingling and burning sensations in the affected areas, most commonly in the hands and feet
  • Abnormal sensations such as “pins and needles” pain (otherwise known as paresthesias
  • Inability to feel pain, touch, or temperatures
  • Lack of coordination 
  • Loss of reflexes

And more. 

Symptoms can progress quickly in severe cases of idiopathic progressive neuropathy. If left untreated, more severe nerve damage can occur over time, causing pain to intensify and lowering the chances of a patient being able to find an effective method of treatment to alleviate all symptoms. 

Treating Idiopathic Neuropathy

Neuropathy can hinder your ability to perform everyday tasks and responsibilities due to pain. Luckily, treating the pain associated with nerve damage has never been easier, thanks to the innovative treatments offered at Asuta Health Neuropathy Centers. Our treatments use cutting-edge modern technology that can alleviate the symptoms of idiopathic progressive neuropathy without undergoing surgery or relying on potentially harmful medications. With years of experience in treating various kinds of neuropathy pain at the source, our unique, award winning treatment system can provide instant, long-lasting relief to patients by repairing damaged nerves at the source, regardless of the cause. 

If you are suffering from pain or discomfort as a result of idiopathic neuropathy, contact the experts at Asuta Health today! We can treat your damaged nerves at the source and put an end to pain once and for all, with no surgery or harmful medications required. Contact us today to learn more about our cutting-edge neuropathy treatments or to schedule your first appointment. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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