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Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Disorder Symptoms and Causes

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body. There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders, some of which are the result of other diseases. Diabetic nerve problems, virus infections, nerve compression and common injuries are some of the known causes of peripheral nerve disorders. Symptoms of peripheral nerve disorders include numbness, pain, burning or tingling, muscle weakness and sensitivity to touch.