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Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy (CIDP) in Miami, FL

Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading treatment centers specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological conditions and diseases such as inflammatory and toxic neuropathy (CIDP). The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.

The nerves that transmit messages from the brain to the rest of the body are prone to many diseases. Inflammatory neuropathy is a phenomenon in which the nerves are affected by infections or autoimmune processes, while toxic neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves are affected by exposure to certain toxic agents such as chemicals.

What Causes Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy?

Inflammatory neuropathy is caused due to infections affecting the nerves. Certain immune mechanisms also cause inflammatory neuropathy, wherein the immune system attacks the nerves and damages or weakens them to an extent. Toxic neuropathy is caused when a person ingests large doses of drugs or is exposed to high levels of toxic content such as chemicals and other substances at the workplace or elsewhere. Among the dangerous substances causing toxic neuropathy are mercury, lead, arsenic, cardiac medications, and the paint component xylene.

How Do We Test and Diagnose Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy?

Symptoms of inflammatory and toxic neuropathy include pain, numbness, and tingling sensations that begin at the hands and feet and extend to the remaining parts of the body. Other symptoms that you may experience include an increase in heart rate, muscle weakness, loss of reflexes, and unsteady gait.

Inflammatory and toxic neuropathy can be diagnosed with the help of tests such as EMG and NCV, which evaluate the fluid around the spinal cord to detect the presence of infectious agents or toxic material. Treatment options recommended after analysis may include medication as well as non-invasive neurosurgical procedures, diet changes, and physical therapy.

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