This health concern can produce tingling, numbness and pain.
- A sensation of wearing an invisible "sock" or "glove'.
- Burning, freezing or electric-like
- Extreme sensitivity to touch.
- A feeling of walking on broken glass.
Some neuropathies develop suddenly; others progress slowly, even over numbers of years. Severity varies among individuals and may vary in the same individual throughout the day. Symptoms of neuropathy generally are more severe at night.
Neuropathy and chronic pain is characterized by pain, numbness, loss of tactile feedback, and poor tissue perfusion. These symptoms may indicate that oxygen is not getting to all the cells causing dysfunction. Because the patient's quality of life is decreased, these results are often devastating. Pain medications do not cure the condition; it only helps mask it and, eventually, leads to complications with adverse side effects such as mental confusion and intestinal problems.
When nerve signals can no longer jump the enlarged gap, the electrical tension that normally holds these minerals in place is absent, causing the synaptic fluid to leach out its mineral content. Electrical conductivity is reduced, thereby inhibiting the transmission of the normal nerves' electrical signals across this gap. (See figure 3)