Prognosis of Peripheral Neuropathy

The prognosis for people with peripheral neuropathy depends on the underlying cause and the extent of nerve damage. If the underlying medical condition can be identified and treated, then the prognosis is excellent. However, in severe cases of neuropathy the nerve damage may be permanent even if the underlying cause is treated.

People with chronic pain and loss of sensation are at greater risk of developing complications like sores that do not heal or joint deformities. In some cases it may even result in amputation.

Most cases of hereditary neuropathy cannot be cured. Sometimes, the problems arising out of the condition do not interfere with daily life. In other cases, the symptoms may get worse thereby affecting the quality of life. 
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