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Peripheral Nerve Disorders

What are peripheral nerves?

Nerves are like wires that carry messages back and forth between your brain and your body. Your peripheral nerves branch off from your brain and spinal cord and connect to all parts of your body, including your muscles and organs. Peripheral nerves carry messages from your brain that control your movement, breathing, heartbeat, digestion, and more. They also carry messages from your body to your brain, so you can feel things, such as pain, heat, and cold.

What are peripheral nerve disorders?

Peripheral nerve disorders happen when one or more peripheral nerves are damaged. Damaged nerves may not carry messages correctly, or they may not work at all. As a result, you may have pain, trouble walking, or a variety of other problems, depending on which nerves are involved.

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  1. Peripheral Nerve Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are peripheral nerves? Nerves are like wires that carry messages back and forth between your brain and your body. Your peripheral nerves branch off ...
  2. ... spinal cord to the rest of the body. Peripheral neuropathy means these nerves don't work properly. Peripheral neuropathy may occur because of damage to a single ...
  3. ... Elsevier; 2022:chap 106. Smith G, Shy ME. Peripheral neuropathies. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil ...
  4. Peripheral Neuropathy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Peripheral Nerve Disorders/Start Here ... Peripheral Nerve Disorders ... Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease/Related Issues ... Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease ... Peripheral neuropathy ...
  5. Peripheral Neuropathy and Agent Orange (Department of Veterans Affairs)  
    exposure, herbicide, peripheral, neuropathy, numbness, tingling, nerves, early onset, nervous system, agent orange ... Information on early-onset peripheral neuropathy, a disease VA recognizes in Veterans as associated with Agent Orange exposure during military service.
  6. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an unusual form of peripheral neuropathy . It occurs when there is damage to the ... Elsevier; 2022:chap 106. Smith G, Shy ME. Peripheral neuropathies. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil ...
  7. Hypothyroidism: Can It Cause Peripheral Neuropathy? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Hypothyroidism/Related Issues ... Hypothyroidism ... Peripheral Nerve Disorders/Related Issues ... Peripheral Nerve Disorders ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and ...
  8. Nerve problems, such as peripheral neuropathy, can be caused by cancer treatment. Learn about signs and symptoms of nerve changes. Find out how to prevent or ...
  9. Nerve damage that occurs in people with diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. This condition is a complication of diabetes . ... In people ...
  10. Peripheral Neuropathy: What We Want You to Know Video (Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy)  
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