Neuropathy is a medical condition that refers to the damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves. This nerve damage typically leads to numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and pain in the affected areas. Most people experience neuropathy first in their hands and feet, but eventually experience it in other areas of the body.
Neuropathy is also known as peripheral neuropathy, which indicates that there is a problem with the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system consists of a network of nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, which is responsible for controlling the body’s functions. The peripheral nervous system is connected to the central nervous system and is responsible for ensuring that information signals are properly communicated to and from the brain and body.