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Peripheral Neuropathy Following Accident
Hello Dr.,
I'm new to the forum and grateful for your participation.  This may be a redundant post, if so, my apologies.  Last year I was involved in an auto accident and developed numb ankles and feet gradually over the next two weeks.  The condition progressed & I now have a very awkward painful gait and feet cramping wakes me early most mornings.  A Neurologist performed a nerve conduction study (no EMG) & confirmed the diagnosis of polyneuropathy.  When I told him I had previous back surgeries (six) and chronic pain, he said the neurology was not related to the spine and that trauma (i.e. auto accident) is not the cause of neuropathy. I understand now the difference between autonomic nerves and the spinal nerves.  I don't have the "typical" causes of nueropathy (hereditary, diabetes, alcohol abuse, etc.).  Is he correct that an auto accident trauma like I experienced would not cause my problem?  It's very frustrating not knowing the cause & therefore possible treatment.  Are my prior back injuries a possible cause or related in some way?  
Any help or advice would be wonderful.  Thank you, John
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