What is Neuropathy
Derived from the Greek words neuro (meaning nerves) and pathos (meaning disease), neuropathy results from a condition that can damage the nervous system of the body. One specific result of neuropathy, called Neuropathic pain, is what we at Spagyrics target.
Neuropathic pain is one complication of neuropathy due to the damage of nerves and the consequent dysregulation of their pain signaling pathways, leading to an almost constant type of pain described as sometimes slow-burning to sharp, stabbing, and pricking.
Neuropathy is also further classified into different types depending on which part of the nervous system is involved. Peripheral neuropathy is a type that is most commonly implicated with neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain, on the other hand, is often length-dependent. That is to say, the ends of the longest nerves are often the first to be affected, and that is why you often first develop neuropathic pain sensations at the tips of your fingers and toes.
Different people experience neuropathy differently, but almost all symptoms due to nerve damage fall under roughly similar categories. Some words patients of neuropathy use to describe their ailments may include but are not limited to:
- Slow-burning sensation
- Burning pain
- Sharp pain
- Spiking pain
- Pricking pain
- Pins and Needles sensation
- Stabbing pain
- Warm tingling in the fingertips or toes
- Numbness in their fingers and toes
Neuropathy is a complication of various conditions, but by itself, neuropathy is very rarely dangerous to human life.
According to the National Institute of Neurologic Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) estimate, over 20 million Americans suffer from some form of peripheral neuropathy, and the actual number is expected to be much higher as not all patients with neuropathy get it checked and therefore properly treated.
There are multiple causes for why a person may develop neuropathy which includes active trauma to the nerves, blood and blood vessel disorders, vitamin deficiencies, and autoimmune disorders, among others, and not all neuropathies have a cause though as almost 30% of all neuropathies tend to be ‘idiopathic,’ i.e., of unknown cause. By far, Diabetes Mellitus is the leading cause of peripheral polyneuropathy in the United States. Another important cause is the use of chemotherapy drugs in cancer patients.
There are a variety of neuropathy treatments depending on the exact cause of the problem, such as physiotherapy for the rehabilitation of wounded or bedridden patients, drugs to counter the causative diseases processes, surgeries to fix the anatomical cause of nerve damage such as increased pressure from surrounding tissues, and natural plant-based treatments which are recommended for a wide majority of neuropathy cases as the go-to option.
Among all the above, natural treatment options hold some of the best numbers for quick and effective pain relief, as well as minimal side effects and maximal cost-effectiveness, provided patients procure them from companies that maintain absolutely strict quality control, such as Spagyrics. You can learn more about our incredible products to give you the pain-free life experience you have been deserving for so long.