Learn How Peripheral Neuropathy Differs from Sciatica
Do you struggle with constant pain, fatigue, sleep deprivation, and other symptoms making it hard to get through each day? If you’re experiencing pain, numbness, tingling, and balance issues, two potential underlying causes are sciatica and peripheral neuropathy.
Both conditions cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the legs and feet. They also both negatively affect your strength and balance, making you more likely to fall. Finally, both can have a negative impact on the quality of your life by limiting the activities you enjoy, disturbing your sleep, and forcing you to use potentially addictive medication.
Sciatica’s symptoms tend to include back pain, occur on one side of the body, and fluctuate with bodily position. Peripheral neuropathy’s symptoms tend to include leg pain but not back pain, occur on both sides, and remain constant regardless of body position.