Peripheral Nerve Pain

Peripheral nerve pain stems from damage to the peripheral nervous system. This system of nerves controls the communication from the brain to the rest of the body. Damage to these nerves leads to message interference.

Damage can occur to only one nerve or multiple nerves. The nerves that can be affected are the sensory nerves, motor nerves and autonomic nerves. These nerves control how the body perceives sensations such as heat or pain, muscle movement and functions like blood pressure, digestion and heart rate.

Causes

This disorder can be inherited or can occur because of outside factors an individual may encounter.

Possible causes are:

  • Injury
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Diabetes
  • Systemic diseases
  • Infections
  • Trauma
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Diseases

Symptoms

Symptoms of peripheral never pain can appear suddenly or gradual over a period of time. Symptoms vary depending on which nerves are targeted.

Symptoms include:

  • Bladder or bowel issues
  • Burning pain
  • Electric shocking pain
  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness in hand or feet
  • Tingling in the extremities