Peripheral Nerve Division Overview

Peripheral nerve diseases cause weakness, sensory loss and pain in the extremities.

Mayo Clinic doctors in the Peripheral Nerve Division diagnose and treat peripheral nerve disorders. On Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, multispecialty care for these conditions is offered in the Peripheral Nerve Clinic.

A peripheral nerve pathology laboratory reads nerve biopsies from Mayo Clinic and elsewhere.

Conditions and symptoms

  • Acute demyelinating polyneuropathy or polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy or polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brachial plexus neuritis
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy or polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Demyelinating polyneuropathy or polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Diabetic amyotrophy
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Femoral neuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Hereditary neuropathies
  • Lumbosacral plexopathy
  • Mononeuritis multiplex
  • Mononeuropathies
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy
  • Multiple mononeuropathies
  • Neuralgic amyotrophy
  • Neuropathies
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Peroneal neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculopathy
  • Sciatic neuropathy
  • Sensory neuropathy
  • Small fiber neuropathy
  • Tingling and numbness

Research advances that improve clinical care

Doctors in the Peripheral Nerve Division actively conduct clinical and laboratory research to understand the cause of peripheral nerve disorders and develop more-effective therapies.

Read more about neurology research at Mayo Clinic.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022–2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.