About Peripheral Neuropathy
The peripheral nervous system connects nerves from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body to include the hands, feet, mouth, and face. The functions of these nerves are to send and receive signals to and from the brain and are responsible for sensations of pain, facial expressions, voluntary and motions of the extremities.
Whenever there is damage to the nerves of the peripheral nervous system resulting in variety of symptoms then this condition is termed as Peripheral Neuropathy. As a result of this condition, the affected individual may perceive pain sensation when there is actually no injury or condition that may cause pain. The individual may have a lack of sensation and may not be able to differentiate between hot or cold.