Did you know that 60 to 70 percent of individuals with neuropathy have diabetes? Or that 30 to 40 percent of those suffering from the condition have received chemotherapy treatment for cancer? As for the remaining 30 percent, many of these individuals have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). But there are also other causes of neuropathy.
When it comes to managing neuropathic pain, patients need tailored treatment options. After all, symptoms vary significantly depending on the nerves affected by the condition. For example, some people may experience numbness while others report a pins-and-needles sensation or pain. The symptoms of neuropathy also range greatly in severity. They may become more intense over time, especially when the condition is left untreated.