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Peripheral Neuropathy

"Peripheral Neuropathy" literally means damage to the peripheral nerves (outside the brain and spinal cord.)


The most common type of peripheral neuropathy is Diabetic Neuropathy—caused by the negative effects of Type 2 Diabetes and insulin resistance. This neuropathy can cause everything from burning, tingling, and weakness, erectile dysfunction, and gastrointestinal problems.

Getting relief from peripheral neuropathy depends on the CORRECT diagnosis of the CAUSE of your peripheral neuropathy. 

It's important for you to know that there are MANY possible causes of nerve damage.

Here's a partial list...and there's no rule that you have only ONE of these. You could have several. 

  • Compression of the nerve (entrapment syndromes like carpal tunnel syndrome)

  • Trauma to the nerve

  • Autoimmune demyelination (anti-MOG, anti-MAG, CIDP)

  • Genetic conditions such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth 

  • Mitochondria malfunction

  • Oxidative stress

  • Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's is the #1 cause)

  • Inflammation

  • Nutrient deficients (vitamins and minerals, particularly B vitamins)

  • Celiac disease and wheat/gluten sensitivity

  • Dysfunction of the parietal lobe in the brain (yes, the parietal lobe is a central structure, but it's malfunction can cause peripheral symptoms)

  • Believe it or not...some patients are told their neuropathy is "idiopathic"--meaning the doctors don't know what's causing it. (In my experience, these cases are OFTEN immune-mediated).

It's easy to get lost and easy to lose hope if your peripheral neuropathy is chronic and not getting better despite what your doctors have tried.  That's why I use a Neuro-Metabolic approach and what I call the 4 Priorities. 

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"Dr. Clark's Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy"

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