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How important is early diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathy?

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Early diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathy is important. That's because the peripheral nerves have a limited capacity to regenerate. Treatment may only stop the progression -- not reverse damage. If you've become severely impaired, you may need physical therapy to help retain strength and avoid muscle cramping and spasms.

SOURCES: 

Bromberg M. June 2005.  Seminars In Neurology,

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Peripheral Neuropathy: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age , October 1, 2002. 

Sghirlanzoni A. , June 2005. Lancet Neurology

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 3, 2019

SOURCES: 

Bromberg M. June 2005.  Seminars In Neurology,

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Peripheral Neuropathy: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age , October 1, 2002. 

Sghirlanzoni A. , June 2005. Lancet Neurology

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 3, 2019

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