The peripheral nerves are important structures in the body that carry information from the brain and spinal cord out to the muscles to initiate movements and then also carry sensory information back from the extremities and other tissues to the spinal cord.
There are a variety of different disorders of the peripheral nerves including:
- Peripheral nerve injuries
- Nerve entrapments
- Nerve tumors
Because of their specialized role, issues with peripheral nerves can have singnificant impact on quality of life, leading to pain and mobility issues.