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What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Don’t you just hate when you get that numb tingly feeling somewhere on your body? I don’t think anyone would say they enjoy it. For some people it’s just temporary, like dead arm, but for many it can be the sign of something more chronic. It’s possible that tingly feeling comes from damage to your peripheral nervous system, and it can be very painful to people who suffer. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by a number of different ailments. For example; as a side effect of diabetes, as a result of chemotherapy or radiation, a side effect of alcohol addiction, a lingering side effect of physical injury or trauma, or perhaps as a lasting side effect of shingles.

The peripheral nerves, most commonly found in one’s extremities, transmit messages back to one’s brain and spinal cord to emit feeling. When damaged, the feelings felt in these areas can be extremely uncomfortable and painful making regular activities difficult to impossible. One of music’s greatest guitarists of all time, Eric Clapton, is one of millions of sufferers of the disease worldwide and has admitted that performing has grown increasingly more difficult as time went on and the disease progressed. Clapton “was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy in 2013 and that playing guitar, which once came so easy to him, is now ‘hard work’” (Andrews, Washington Post).

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