Anatomy

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) consists of cranial nerves III to XII, spinal roots (dorsal and ventral), spinal nerves, dorsal root ganglia, and most autonomic ganglia and roots. Because the motor neuron cell bodies are located in the spinal cord or CNS, diseases affecting these are considered separately. Peripheral nerves consist of different types of fiber bundles called axons. Large and medium-sized axons are normally myelinated and carry information about pro-prioception, vibration, and light touch. Small axons, consisting of myelinated and unmyelinated types, are responsible for light touch, pain, and temperature, as well as autonomic information. These small, unmyelinated fibers of the auto-nomic PNS travel within most peripheral nerves and convey poorly defined visceral sensations and monitor autonomic functions. Most peripheral nerves carry incoming sensory information (afferent fibers) and outgoing motor and autonomic messages (efferent fibers).

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

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