Neuropathy comes about from damage to your peripheral nerves, which transmit signals from your brain (via the spinal cord) to your hands, feet, and other regions of your body. Damage to your peripheral nerves can come from injury, infections, or even exposure to toxins. These can include disc herniations, trauma, certain medications, the list goes on.
As the nerve damage progresses, neuropathy forces the brain to send erroneous signals. You may experience tingling, unending jabbing sensations, and extreme sensitivity with every touch. The severity of neuropathic symptoms varies from person to person: some may feel only numbness in their body whereas others may experience excruciating pain. Regardless of its manifestation, it is a very serious condition that causes severe pain and discomfort, impeding patients’ independence, and overall quality of life.