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Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy: Everything You Need to Know

Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that affects the sensory and motor nerves in the periphery without apparent reason. Many of the symptoms are similar to those of diabetic polyneuropathy. What is Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy? The condition is said to be idiopathic when the source of peripheral nerve injury cannot be identified. Foot problems often arise due to damage to the peripheral nerves. The lower extremities may feel numb, tingle, burn, hurt, lose feeling altogether, be weak, spasm, or be difficult to move. Symptom management is the primary goal of treatment for patients with lower-extremity idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. Medication and...

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy ICD 10

The peripheral nervous system is made up of nerve fibers that run from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. When these nerves are sick or hurt, they can't send the right messages between the brain and the rest of the body. This is called peripheral neuropathy. Damage to the arms and legs nerves can disrupt normal sensation, slow muscle reflexes, and cause pain. To report peripheral neuropathy with the proper ICD-10 codes, you need to know how the nervous system is put together and how it works. This is why coding and physician billing service...

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Neuropathy Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

Any symptom or cause of peripheral neuropathy may be addressed during treatment. Some root reasons may be more treatable than others. Maintaining good glucose management may ameliorate neuropathy or at least prevent its worsening. Treating the Underlying Cause Peripheral neuropathy may respond differently to a treatment depending on the underlying reason. For instance: In some cases, diabetes can be managed by adjusting lifestyle factors such as quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, keeping a healthy body weight, and engaging in regular physical activity. Injections or oral B12 supplements can be used to treat vitamin B12 insufficiency. If you have peripheral neuropathy...

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Nerve Damage Repair

Your doctor will talk to you about your symptoms, review your medical history, and ask about any recent injuries or operations you've had. Your doctor will also check your organs and nervous system for abnormalities. If your doctor thinks you have a nerve injury after a neurological exam, he or she may suggest more tests. Electromyography (EMG). An electromyogram (EMG) is a method of recording electrical activity in muscles when they are at rest and in motion using a small needle electrode. Muscle weakness may be an indication of nerve damage. Analysis of nerve condition. Electrodes in two places on...

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