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    Have you had a work up by a vascular specialist also? This sounds somewhat like something I read before. The neuropathy comes on as veins in the lower legs and ankles begin to narrow. Otherwise Guillame Barre sounds spot on.
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    My mom's GP thinks she has neuropathy and has set up an appt. with a neurologist. I've been doing some reading online to learn about the disease and have a questions. Everything I read about it seems to discuss the pain involved but she has no pain; she DOES have major numbness in her hands and some numbness in her feet. The numbness in the hands has progressed quickly over the last four or five months to the point that she can't write or hold eating utensils. She is not diabetic. Do neuropathies ALWAYS involve pain? Can the numbness be alleviated with treatment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarpon
    My mom's GP thinks she has neuropathy and has set up an appt. with a neurologist. I've been doing some reading online to learn about the disease and have a questions. Everything I read about it seems to discuss the pain involved but she has no pain; she DOES have major numbness in her hands and some numbness in her feet. The numbness in the hands has progressed quickly over the last four or five months to the point that she can't write or hold eating utensils. She is not diabetic. Do neuropathies ALWAYS involve pain? Can the numbness be alleviated with treatment?
    Tarpon, peripheral neuropathies are often associated with pain but not always. It may develop later. There are of course many theories, but neuropathic pain or central pain is believed to be something that the central nervous system develops as a result of being disconnected from sensory inputs and if typically worse if there is inflammation involved. Wise.

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