GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - More than 1.5 million people are affected by neuromuscular disorders including ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), forms of Muscular Dystrophy and Peripheral Neuropathies.
Peripheral Neuropathy affects over 20 million Americans and diabetes is the most common cause. This disorder affects the nerves in patients' legs, feet, arms and hands. The result is chronic pain and disability if not accurately diagnosed and treated early.
Symptoms to watch for include:
-Numbness, tingling, burning or prickling
-Sharp pains or cramps
-Extreme sensitivity to touch
-Loss of balance or coordination
-Insensitivity to pain or temperature changes
Often times forms of Peripheral Neuropathy can be misunderstood, misdiagnosed and inadequately treated. It's important to seek expert care if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. For further information, call Spectrum Health Medical Group's Neurology office at 616-267-7104 or online at www.shmg.org.
Spectrum Health Medical Group Neurology
3322 Beltline Court NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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