The term “neuropathy” is used to describe a range of conditions and diagnoses that ultimately have a negative effect on the body’s nervous system.
There are three different types of nerves in the body, and each has a designated function. Sensory nerves receive sensations like vibration, touch, heat and pain from the skin that is touching something. Autonomic nerves control functions like blood pressure, heart rate, and digestion. Motor nerves control muscle movement. Depending on which kind of nerves are being affected by neuropathy, the symptoms may vary in severity/frequency, or affect certain parts of the body, while leaving others unaffected.