Peripheral Nerve Decompression


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Peripheral Nerve Decompression

Surgical Peripheral Nerve Decompression

Surgical Peripheral Nerve Decompression for Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Neuropathy

Definition of Neuropathy
The word comes from “neuro,” meaning pertaining to the nerves, and “pathy,” derived from the Greek word pathos, which means sickness or disease of a particular system.

Symptoms
Most patients suffering with some form of neuropathy describe the following symptoms: numbness, burning, loss of sensation, restless legs, and loss of balance. Usually, pain is most severe with the first step in the morning or after a period of rest. The pain can be described as a “stone bruise” by some, and a stabbing pain by others.
Cause
Diabetes and certain other diseases may causing a swelling of the nerve. Areas where these peripheral nerves pass through anatomic tunnels, such as the carpal tunnel in the hand, may become chronically compressed. As a result of decompressing an entrapped nerve, the nerve has the ability to regenerate even in the diabetic patient. In many cases, there can be a restoration of sensation, decrease in the neuropathic pain, and an increase in balance.

Treatment 
There have been numerous studies which have documented that there can be a restoration of sensation and a reduction of pain in patients with symptomatic diabetic peripheral neuropathy after surgical neurolysis. 

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