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Everyday Health Interviews Dr. Williams About What Is Neuropathy? How to Spot the Signs, Understand the Causes, Get Treatment, B


Neuropathy, or nerve damage, can result from a wide range of conditions such as diabetes and even treatments like chemotherapy.

In fact, neuropathy, which is sometimes referred to as peripheral neuropathy, is not a single health condition but rather a term used to describe a range of health problems involving damage to the peripheral nerves, as well as the symptoms of those issues.

Across a wide range of causes, the symptoms of neuropathic pain tend to be similar, says Vernon Williams, MD, a sports neurologist and director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. “The character and quality of neuropathic pain tends to be pain that’s burning or electric in character.”

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