What is neuropathy?

Tingling, numbness, burning, electic-like pain, even weakness can all be symptoms of neuropathy. Strictly speaking, “neuropathy” literally means “problem with the nerves.” It is actually a very broad, general statement. In its purest form, it can mean so many things. But typically, when people and doctors say “neuropathy,” they are actually referencing something called “polyneuropathy.” Poly- means “many.” So, “polyneuropathy” means that MANY nerves have a problem. This implies a that a larger, holistic problem is at play. Something is creating a problem with many nerves in the body. Continue reading “What is neuropathy?”