Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms may include numbness, tingling, weakness and pain in the affected area. There are many possible causes of peripheral neuropathy such as, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, alcohol use, infections, inherited disorders, tumors, kidney disease, liver disease, hypothyroidism, exposure to poisons, medications, injury, vitamin deficiency and chronic pressure on a nerve. When treating peripheral neuropathy it is important to address the underlying condition that caused the nerve damage. Once the underlying condition is addressed Facial Counterstrain can be very helpful to provide an optimal healing environment for the involved nerves.