are three types of nerves - sensory nerves, motor
nerves and autonomic nerves.
Nerves carry information to and from the brain. It is the communication system of the body. The brain sends out commands to the body via the nervous system. The brain gets information from the body via the nervous system.
Every nerve in your nervous system has a specific function, so
the symptoms will depend on the type of nerves affected.
Nerves are classified into:
Sensory nerves that receive sensation, such as temperature, pain, vibration or touch, from the skin
nerves that control functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, digestion and bladder
Sensory nerves relay what you feel, such as pain, or touch.
The symptoms you feel with sensory
neuropathy depend on which nerve is damaged. It
could be in your feet, your hands, arms, legs, back,
With sensory nerve damage, you
can experience tingling and pricking sensations, sensitivity to touch and even left arm pain and tingling. Small fiber neuropathy affects the nerve endings in the fingers or toes as well as the legs.
If the nerve damage increases it can cause
sharp pain, jabbing pain, throbbing, freezing or
burning pain, stabling pain and then can lead to
numbness in feet and other areas. There is also
extreme sensitivity to touch.
It can start in your feet or hands,
and can then spread upward into your legs and arms
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