Peripheral neuropathy is a serious condition resulting from damage to your peripheral nerves – those outside your brain and spinal cord. The causes of peripheral neuropathy vary, but the condition is typically marked by painful tingling in the hands and feet called paresthesia.
The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (paresthesia, muscle weakness, and more) can be serious enough to preclude you from work. If you’re in this position, you may have questions on how best to present your peripheral neuropathy to your insurance company for benefit approval.
Here are several things you need to know before filing your long term disability claim for peripheral neuropathy.