Apuman wrote:I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced things like this, namely, experiencing symptoms in body parts that have sitting in strained positions.
Apuman wrote: I'm a little bit baffled by it, as I wouldn't expect the circulation in my toes to affect the neural pathways in my spinal cord, but who am I to know?
I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced things like this, namely, experiencing symptoms in body parts that have sitting in strained positions.
Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms (from Mayo Clinic)
Your nervous system is divided into two broad categories. Your central nervous system consists of your brain and spinal cord. All the other nerves in your body are part of your peripheral nervous system, which includes:
■Sensory nerves to receive feelings such as heat, pain or touch
■Motor nerves that control how your muscles move
■Autonomic nerves that control such automatic functions as blood pressure, heart rate, digestion and bladder function
Most commonly, peripheral neuropathy begins in the longest nerves — the ones that reach to your toes. Specific symptoms vary, depending on which types of nerves are affected. Signs and symptoms may include:
■Gradual onset of numbness and tingling in your feet or hands, which may spread upwards into your legs and arms
■Sharp, jabbing or electric-like pain
■Extreme sensitivity to touch, even light touch
■Lack of coordination
■Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected
■Bowel or bladder problems if autonomic nerves are affected
shye wrote:Yes Apuman,
there is a post somewhere here about reynaud's syndrome--appears a number of us have this. It connects with what you are describing, and also I think, with veinous insufficiency.
With Reynaud's, get varying degrees of lack of circulation in toes and hands--even in summer, my circulation in hands and feet freezes in airconditioning--and then gradually my whole body gets incapacitated--actually feels like blood is turning into a thick gel (ie, that is before almost all feeling leaves).
gainsbourg wrote:I think it is worth remembering that basically MS is nerve damage, and we have nerves all over the body. Why should whatever is causing the inflammation in the CNS not also affect peripheral nerves? I often think that if we understood why the damage is localised we would be nearer to understanding the cause.
"the Glial cells, which help neurons communicate with each other, can leave the central nervous system and cross into the peripheral nervous system to compensate for missing cells."
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