Peripheral Neuropathy (Neuritis) is a type of damage to a nerve or nerves resulting from any number of causes.. People suffering from peripheral neuropathies normally experience pain , numbness and tingling in their extremities (hands and/or feet). These sensations can come and go or may remain constant depending on the severity of the nerve damage.
Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy. In addition to the pain, numbness and tingling in one’s hands and feet, people with this form of neuropathy may also experience loss of balance and coordination which affects their gait.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is another type of peripheral neuropathy which affects the hands and wrists. People may develop symptoms over time and it usually becomes most noticeable at night. It develops more commonly among certain types of occupations where the hands are involved in repetitive actions such as the ongoing use of a keyboard or carpentry work, etc. For severe cases, some people opt for medication or surgery to alleviate the pain. Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually considered low risk.
Some other causes of peripheral neuropathy may be a vascular condition or underlying infections or a traumatic injury (such as a fracture or direct blow, etc.). In some cases, the symptoms of a neuropathy may improve over the course of time.
Serious Peripheral Neuropathies can lead to an inability of performance of many normal functions of employment and daily living. A physician should evaluate and monitor an individual’s condition.
As with other impairments, it’s always a good idea to have your treatment records include your symptoms. It is usually a good idea to prepare a list of your symptoms and remind your doctor of the complete list of symptoms which you are experiencing so that they are written as part of your record.
We understand your concerns and that it’s difficult to deal with a government agency when you are trying to also deal with your debilitating condition. We are available to help you through the process of applying for your disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Contact us at 800-641-9781 and let our experience help you.
At the Law Offices of Gary Glenn, we have assisted many clients who have suffered from Peripheral Neuropathies which can lead to an inability of performance of many normal functions of employment and daily living.