Can demyelination cause neuropathy?
An old report shows this. Just rec’d report in mail today. This is from under a year ago.
Now I have polyradiculopathy in lumbar and cspine.
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This feels like a which came first, the chicken or the egg question because my Hereditary Neuropathy with Pressure Palsies causes demyelination making my nerves very prone to damage, sometimes temporary, sometimes permanent.
I don’t understand much of what this report says from under a year ago.
Hi Nemo, Probably the best and easy to understand neuropathy information I've seen are videos by Dr. Matthew B. Jensen who is a neurologist in Madison, Wisconsin. He has a YouTube channel with many videos on the different neuropathies – https://www.youtube.com/@MatthewBJensen
Thank you John for the link. I find neurology in general complicated. But will try to absorb what is there.
The question asks if the pains are from neuropathy or is the pain coming from your back (spinal pain). That's the way I read it.
The question I asked was if demyelination happens in neuropathy.
I have pain that feels like neuropathy (did however now its turned to spasms with burning, tingling and stinging. I also have back and neck problems (polyradiculopathy). However, the new EMG didn’t find the neuropathy the prior EMG found which is confusing me to no end.
I'm not a medical expert but I think demyelination is one of the reasons you feel nerve pain. This might explain and hopefully answer your question.
"A demyelinating disease is any condition that causes damage to the protective covering (myelin sheath) that surrounds nerve fibers in your brain, the nerves leading to the eyes (optic nerves) and spinal cord. When the myelin sheath is damaged, nerve impulses slow or even stop, causing neurological problems."
— Demyelinating disease: What can you do about it?: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-sclerosis/expert-answers/demyelinating-disease/faq-20058521
Thank you John. I suppose when I see the new nm doctor, I will have to ask her what the other drs report means and if her report is accurate…did demyelination cause the polyradiculopathy or whatever she thinks. It just muddies the water. Thanks for the link.
I get diagnosed this afternoon.
Hoping you will get some answers today.