Millions of people suffer from neuropathy, which can cause weakness, unsteadiness, pain, numbness, or loss of sensitivity. People with neuropathy of the autonomic nervous system (which controls involuntary actions like the beating of the heart or widening of the blood vessels) may experience "orthostatic hypotension" (low blood pressure). Neuropathy can also cause hypersensitivity or unpleasant feelings, such as tingling, burning, cramping, and stinging or stabbing sensations. It most often occurs in the arms or legs ("peripheral neuropathy"), but may arise anywhere in the body.
The team of neurologists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center understands how debilitating and uncomfortable these symptoms can be. They have exceptional experience evaluating and treating people with neuropathy, helping to relieve their symptoms and improving their quality of life. Our neurologists work with their colleagues in other departments of the hospital to provide comprehensive, personalized care for each patient.
People with neuropathy often have many medical needs. As a large world-renowned academic medical center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell features healthcare professionals from a variety of disciplines to treat all of those needs on one hospital.