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Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

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  1. Peripheral Nerve Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain ... body. There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. ...
  2. Diabetic Nerve Problems (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... the wrong times. This damage is called diabetic neuropathy. Over half of people with diabetes get it. ... change positions quickly Your doctor will diagnose diabetic neuropathy with a physical exam and nerve tests. Controlling ...
  3. Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a group of genetic nerve disorders. It is named after the three doctors who first identified it. In the United States, CMT ...
  4. Peripheral neuritis; Neuropathy - peripheral; Neuritis - peripheral; Nerve disease ... Neuropathy is very common. There are many types and causes. Often, no cause can be found. Some ...
  5. Neuropathy - alcoholic; Alcoholic polyneuropathy ... The exact cause of alcoholic neuropathy is unknown. It likely includes both a direct poisoning of the nerve by the alcohol and the effect of poor nutrition ...
  6. Neuropathy - autonomic; Autonomic nerve disease ... Autonomic neuropathy is a group of symptoms, not a specific disease. There are many causes. Autonomic neuropathy involves damage ...
  7. Neuropathy - metabolic ... can be caused by many different things. Metabolic neuropathy may be caused by: A problem with the ... one of the most common causes of metabolic neuropathies. People who are at the highest risk of ...
  8. Genetics Home Reference: Small fiber neuropathy From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Small fiber neuropathy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed November 2012 What is small fiber neuropathy? Small fiber neuropathy is a condition characterized by ...
  9. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Hereditary sensory neuropathy type 1 On this page: Description Genetic changes ... definitions Reviewed December 2009 What is hereditary sensory neuropathy type 1? Hereditary sensory neuropathy type 1 is ...
  10. ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies On this page: ... Glossary definitions Reviewed April 2007 What is hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies? Hereditary neuropathy with ...
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