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Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy?

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Yes i have had peripheral nephropathy for 5 years now. I am a 45 year old male and they tell me they cant tell me why i have it or how i got it. it is so frustrating and not only affects me but my family. I am thinking of doing a nerve block, has anyone on here ever tried it?

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Hi @jasont, not having a specific cause can be frustrating but it doesn't change a whole lot. I have idiopathic small fiber peripheral neuropathy but only have the numbness. I had it for over 20+ years before I decided I wanted a diagnosis and then when I got the diagnosis I found out that most all of the treatments are based on removing or getting rid of the pain and do nothing for the numbness. It has forced me to become a stronger advocate for my own health and learn as much as I can about my health conditions.

There is another discussion about nerve blocks here that may be helpful for you to join in and post questions.

> Groups > Bones, Joints & Muscles > Epidural nerve block

Have you tried other treatments for your peripheral neuropathy?

I also have PN and didn’t know what was causing it. It has been mostly cured with something called “The Graston Technique”. Find a chiropractor who practices this. no medications were needed!

I have PN from the effect of of a stroke I had last year. After my stroke, I had to have 2 crainiotomies one to clip a 10 mm unruptured aneurysm and one for a csf leak, and was told I would never walk again. But the pain of the PN was awful and the put me on lyrica and it made me walk again. I do wish however I could come off of the lyrica. I'm just wondering how to do it safely…