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Tests for Peripheral Neuropathy

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Neurological Examination
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A nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test determines how quickly electrical signals move through a particular peripheral nerve. It is also sometimes known as a nerve c...  More
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A nerve biopsy is a testing procedure in which a small sample of a nerve is removed from your body and examined in a laboratory. Your doctor may request a nerve bio...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A skin lesion biopsy is a simple medical procedure in which a sample of your skin is removed and tested in a laboratory. The sample taken during a biopsy is often v...  More
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Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic tool that evaluates muscle or nerve problems. It uses surface electrodes to assess the ability of motor neurons (the nerve ce...  More
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Medical Procedures for Peripheral Neuropathy

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Occupational Therapy
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Electric Stimulation Therapy
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A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a device that sends small electrical currents to targeted body parts. These currents are used to reliev...  More
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Surgical Procedures for Peripheral Neuropathy

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Decompression of Peripheral Nerve
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Prescribed Medications for Peripheral Neuropathy

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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GABAPENTIN (GA ba pen tin) is used to control partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. It is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain.  More
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PREGABALIN (pre GAB a lin) is used to treat nerve pain from diabetes, shingles, and fibromyalgia. It is also used to control seizures in epilepsy.  More
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DULOXETINE (doo LOX e teen) is an antidepressant. It is used to treat depression. It is also used to treat pain caused by complications of diabetes or pain caused b...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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CARBAMAZEPINE (kar ba MAZ e peen) is used to control seizures caused by certain types of epilepsy. This medicine is also used to treat nerve related pain. It is not...  More
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Self Care for Peripheral Neuropathy

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Alcohol Abstinence
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Vitamin Supplementation
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Herbs and Supplements for Peripheral Neuropathy What's this?

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The main function of L-carnitine is to transfer long-chain fatty acids in the form of their acyl-carnitine esters across the inner mitochondrial membrane before bet...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The main function of L-carnitine is to transfer long-chain fatty acids in the form of their acyl-carnitine esters across the inner mitochondrial membrane before bet...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Alternative Procedures for Peripheral Neuropathy What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive technique in which a low-voltage electrical current is delivered through wires from a small pow...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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