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Neuropathy Symptoms and Causes

Peripheral neuropathy is a problem with the nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Neuropathy can produce symptoms such as pain, loss of sensation and an inability to control muscles. There are many reasons for nerves to malfunction. In many cases, however, no obvious causes can be found for neuropathy. Some common causes of neuropathy pain include shingles, spine surgery, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chemotherapy, amputation and alcoholism.