What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy, also known as peripheral neuropathy, is a collective term for disorders related to nerves on the periphery of the brain and spinal cord. In other words, neuropathy affects the peripheral nervous system. The condition leads to pain in the hands and feet. The condition can occur due to trauma from injuries, ingestion of toxins, infections, and metabolic conditions.

Peripheral neuropathy may manifest as mononeuropathy, multiple mononeuropathy, and polyneuropathy. Treatment options include surgery and courses of medicines that include antidepressants.

Successful detection of the condition depends upon accurately appraising the symptoms as early as possible. Symptoms include weakened muscles, cramps, loss of balance, numbness, pain, loss of bladder control, sexual dysfunction, and a total absence of sensation.

Neuropathy can be caused by physical trauma or repeated stress. Employees in high-risk industries are likelier to suffer from the condition, which can lead to impairments that affect the quality of life.  Alex R. Hernandez Jr. can help you get justice from employers, the negligent party, and the insurance company.

Call the attorneys at the Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC  located in any of their offices to discuss your loved ones neuropathic injury.