Your peripheral nervous system connects the nerves from your brain and spinal cord, or central nervous system, to the rest of your body. This includes your:
The job of these nerves is to deliver signals about physical sensations back to your brain.
Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when these nerves malfunction because they’re damaged or destroyed. This disrupts the nerves’ normal functioning. They might send signals of pain when there’s nothing causing pain, or they might not send a pain signal even if something is harming you.
The three types of peripheral nerves are:
Peripheral neuropathy can affect one nerve group or all three.
An elaborate medical history about onset, duration and progression of symptoms and clinical examination will be done which might help in determining the cause. They may also refer you for further tests like NCS to know the extent and type of nerve fibre affected. Based on the findings, customized treatment plan will be formulated ranging from treating the cause (Eg. Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus) to medications that help in controlling pain & preventing further nerve damage.
Our Neurophysiotherapist will conduct a comprehensive clinical assessment which includes collecting a detailed history of your symptoms and how these symptoms affect your daily activities.
The assessment also includes administering different tests to more objectively evaluate your functional limitations. A customized exercise plan will be jointly designed from the findings of the clinical assessment, results from laboratory testing and imaging studies.
We are also specialized in the use of electrical rehab modalities like Functional Electrical Stimulation. This enables the physiotherapist to provide a multi modal approach to your therapy.