Peripheral neuropathy is a very common condition in which the nerves beyond the brain and spinal cord do not function normally. The peripheral nerves are nerves that run throughout the periphery of the body, which means away from the trunk, brain, and spinal cord. Peripheral neuropathy may affect only one nerve (called mononeuropathy), or many nerves (called polyneuropathy). Peripheral neuropathy may occur as a result of diseases like diabetes, cancer, underactive thyroid, or rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes, no cause can be found for peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can affect muscle function and coordination, and may also make it difficult to swallow or breathe.

Peripheral Neuropathy is most frequently associated with the following conditions by our members