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Peripheral neuropathy

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - It has a long name, and it sounds scary, but Dr. James Bush knows how to handle it in it. 

It is called peripheral neuropathy.

It causes a burning or tingling sensation, usually in feet and lower legs. It is caused by nerve damage, most commonly from diabetes.

If you get ahead of the underlying cause, especially diabetes, you can slow or prevent the development of neuropathy

Peripheral nerve damage, unlike spinal cord injuries, can improve over time with treatment of the underlying cause. 

See your doctor if you develop weakness in an extremity, or if pain is severe, or is preventing you from sleeping comfortably.

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