Neuropathy: Understanding the Condition and Finding the Right Doctor


Neuropathy is a condition involving mostly the peripheral nerves, or the nerves that supply your extremities to the brain and spinal cord. It is mostly seen in varying medical conditions but may exist without any apparent cause, which doctors would refer to as idiopathic.

Facts of Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a fairly common condition, and is sometimes just a complication of several underlying medical conditions. The nerves involved can be the autonomic nerves, sensory nerves or motor nerves. In some cases, only single nerves are affected but involving a set of nerves may be seen. For example, Bell’s palsy is a condition wherein it affects the facial nerve affecting both the skin and muscle of the face.
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