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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Peripheral neuropathy




What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a painful disorder than affects the hands and feet. The UC Davis Department of Neurology faculty members provide state-of-the-art treatment and diagnostics to patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy. 


Causes of peripheral neuropathy

Causes of peripheral neuropathy include:

  • Diabetes
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Infections
  • Metabolic problems
  • Exposure to toxins


In addition to treating peripheral neuropathy, faculty members also provide care to patients with other disorders of the peripheral nervous system, muscular system and autonomic nervous system.

In all, about 15 different drugs are available to treat nervous system disorders.

genetic testing

Advanced diagnostics

Injury to the nerves is often indicative of underlying health concerns. Our neurologists work to discover the causes of these problems and treat them accordingly using advanced diagnostic tools, including:

  • Electrophysiology lab
  • Genetic testing
  • Autonomic evaluation
  • Cardiology lab

Physicians also work closely with the UC Davis Medical Center's Division of Pain Medicine to provide relief for patients.