Neuropathy means a disease of, or damage to nerves. Sensorimotor polyneuropathy is a bodywide (systemic) process that damages nerve cells, nerve fibers (axons), and nerve coverings (myelin sheath). Damage to the covering of the nerve cell causes nerve signals to slow or stop.Click to see full answer. Likewise, what are the symptoms of polyneuropathy? Share on Pinterest Polyneuropathy can cause shooting or burning pains in the limbs. tingling. numbness. pins and needles. difficulty using the arms, legs, hands, or feet. increased pain (such as burning, stabbing, freezing, or shooting pains) sleep problems due to night-time pain. inability to feel pain. Subsequently, question is, can you die from polyneuropathy? Complications of peripheral neuropathy This can lead to gangrene (tissue death) if untreated, and in severe cases may mean the affected foot has to be amputated. Peripheral neuropathy may affect the nerves controlling the automatic functions of the heart and circulation system (cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy). Correspondingly, what is the treatment for polyneuropathy? Treatment of polyneuropathy depends on the condition that caused it. It can also depend on where in your body you feel symptoms. In some cases, your doctor may give you pain medications to help manage the pain and discomfort from nerve damage. These can include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).What causes Polyneuritis?Polyneuropathy is the simultaneous malfunction of many peripheral nerves throughout the body. Infections, toxins, drugs, cancers, nutritional deficiencies, and other disorders can cause many peripheral nerves to malfunction.