Neuropathy is a medical term that refers to diseases or malfunctions that affect your peripheral nervous system. The term is usually used to mean the same thing as peripheral neuropathy.
Your peripheral nervous system is a huge communications network that transfers information from your brain and spinal cord (your central nervous system) to all the other areas of your body. It also sends sensory information back to your spinal cord and brain. These are messages like your foot is burned or your hand is cold.
Peripheral neuropathy affects over 20 million people in the United States. Almost 60% of all people with diabetes have this disorder.
Idiopathic neuropathy affects 2 million of the 20 million people with peripheral neuropathy. It usually affects middle-aged and elderly people.
There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral neuropathy that have been recognized. Each of these types has its own characteristic set of signs, pattern of development and prognosis.
Idiopathic neuropathy is one of these kinds of peripheral neuropathy. It is referred to as idiopathic because the causes of it have not yet been identified and determined.
Idiopathic neuropathy affects your peripheral nerves. It interferes and affects the communication between your peripheral nervous system and your central nervous system.
Idiopathic neuropathy is considered to be a primary disease. This means it does not result from another or underlying condition.
As mentioned earlier, this disease is called idiopathic neuropathy because the causes of it have not yet been identified and determined. There are many cases where the cause or causes of peripheral neuropathy are not known. So, they are referred to as idiopathic neuropathy.
There are several different signs and symptoms that you may experience with idiopathic neuropathy. Some of these are:
Unsteadiness while standing or walking
Weakness in your muscles
Weakness in the muscles around your ankles
A feeling of pain, tingling and numbness
A feeling of faintness
There can be other signs and symptoms depending on which of your nerves are affected. You may also lose the sense of feeling in your toes.
You or a loved one may have been diagnosed with idiopathic neuropathy. This disease and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it may be the reason why you or your loved one is disabled and unable to work.
You or your loved one may be thinking about applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of idiopathic neuropathy and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it? You or your loved one may have already applied and been denied by the Social Security Administration?
If you decide to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, consider this. People who are represented by a disability lawyer like the one you find at Disability Case Review are approved more often than those who are not represented by an attorney.
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