Jefferson University Hospitals

Peripheral Neuropathy

When peripheral nerves that carry information to and from the brain don't work properly, there can be damage to a single nerve or a nerve group. These conditions, collectively known as peripheral neuropathy, are very common. If you notice any unusual tingling, weakness or pain in your hands or feet, seek an evaluation at Jefferson Health.

Our expert team of specialists will discuss the best peripheral neuropathy treatment options, including:

  • Making changes in your diet
  • Drug therapies
  • Surgery to remove pressure from a nerve
  • Therapy to regain muscle strength and control
  • Modalities such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for pain management

Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy. Other health conditions that may cause neuropathy include cancer, traumatic injuries, metabolic disease, infections and exposure to toxins.

Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients may experience chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN. Certain chemotherapy agents can cause neuropathy in some patients.

Our multidisciplinary team uses the latest approaches to limit the occurrence of peripheral neuropathy and minimize its impact on function and quality of life when it does occur.