Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Relieved Davis
When you originally presented to the officeyou presented with very very intense peripheral neuropathy painthe lower legs and feet.How have you been responding to our peripheral neuropathy treatments, and how do you feeltoday? Today I feel real good, when I first started i couldn't feel a thing under thebottom of my feet. I couldn't feel the car, now I can walk on my car at home and ifthere are any crumbs I can feel those and find them. Before I couldn't feel them. Asfar as my legs go I had it felt like there were thousands of needles jabbing them. Nowthat is gone and I have a little pain oncea while but nothing like before. I can,I have little unbalances still walking, but
otherwise I feel 100% better than I did whenI camehere. Well congratulations on your results and we're very proud to have you hereas a patient. Oh well I'm glad you could do something for me. Thank you.
Voiceover: In this tutorial,I'm going to talk about somatosensationtheperipheral nervous system. Somatosensation refersto senses of the body. That includes a wholebunch of different senses, but I like to think aboutfive sensesparticular, which turn out to be reallyuseful for medical purposes because we can test them on examination. The first of these we call position sense,
by which we mean theposition of body parts relative to each other. For example, if you close your eyes and somebody lifts yourarm above your head, you can feel that your arm has been moved. You don't actually haveto see it to know that. Another sense of thebody is vibration sense. If we come into contact
with anything that'svibrating we can feel that. We often use little tuning forks when we're examining patients, to see if they have normal ability to feel something vibrating. The next sense is touch. I'm going to write thatin a different color, and I'll come back to why I'm using
these different colorsa minute. Then we have pain and temperature. Temperature. Let me just write a little quot;Rquot;here to represent a receptor for one of these types of somatosensation, because to be able to senseanything, you need a receptor. Something that can detectthat type of stimulus. There are many different types of
somatosensory receptors, and we lump them into a few different egories. The first big egory ofsomatosensory receptors respond to physical forces, so we call those mechanoreceptors, because they respondto mechanical stimuli. Mechanoreceptors. Receptorsthe egoryof mechanoreceptors
can detect the position of body parts, relative to each other,and vibration, and touch. Then there are other receptors for the senses of pain and temperature, which I'll just representwith a bit quot;Rquot; here. Somatosensory receptors thatcan detect noxious stimuli, that can create the experienceof pain, we call nociceptors. Nociceptors.