There are more than 100 different types of nerve damage. The various types may have different symptoms and may require different types of treatment. Your nervous system is involved in everything your body does, from regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles and sensing heat and cold.
There are three types of nerves in the body:
Because nerves are essential to all you do, nerve pain and damage can seriously affect your quality of life.
More than 20 million Americans are afflicted with peripheral nerve damage. This type of damage becomes increasingly more common with age. In one out of every three people with peripheral nerve damage, the damage comes from diabetes. In another third, the cause of the nerve damage remains unknown.