• Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 3 of 3

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    Welcome back, this is the final article of the 3 Part series on The Use of Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain. While many clinical studies have examined cannabis use, the research has been hampered by FDA regulations effectively prohibiting preclinical and clinical research on the botanical product that is now […]

  • Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 2 of 3

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    Welcome back to Part 2 of Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain, a 3 part series.  Before we begin, it is important to recognize that Nov 8, 2016 marked more than a US presidential election.   By the end of the voting, more than half of the states in the union approved […]

  • Living with Autonomic Neuropathy

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    As a result of a progressive polyneuropathy known as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) I have lived with autonomic neuropathy symptoms for over 5 decades. There are a number of unavoidable issues when dealing with the symptoms of autonomic neuropathy many of which are covered in Dr. Norman Latov’s book Peripheral Neuropathy: […]

  • Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 1 of 3

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    The legalization of marijuana (cannabis) for medical use in 29 states and the District of Columbia (as of the writing of this article) has fueled a growing acceptance of marijuana as a treatment option for a number of conditions. Despite criticism of the programs (whether for prescribed medical conditions or recreational), […]

The Neuropathy Journal learn about what causes neuropathy - symptoms and treatments The Neuropathy Journal

Written for patients, by patients as well as medical experts including leading neurologists, nurses, and other medical professionals who share their first-hand experiences in living with this often misunderstood affliction. The journal’s purpose is to advance the understanding of neuropathy in layman’s terms. The information provided is intended to be educational and informative and not medically prescriptive or diagnostic. Below you will find articles on many different aspects including what causes neuropathy, neuropathy symptoms and neuropathy treatments.

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Treating Neuropathic Pain

There is substantial evidence cannabis is effective for the treatment of neuropathic pain

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 3 of 3

Welcome back, this is the final article of the 3 Part series on The Use of Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain. While many clinical studies have examined cannabis use, the research has been hampered by FDA regulations effectively prohibiting preclinical and clinical research on the botanical product that is now […]

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 2 of 3

Welcome back to Part 2 of Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain, a 3 part series.  Before we begin, it is important to recognize that Nov 8, 2016 marked more than a US presidential election.   By the end of the voting, more than half of the states in the union approved […]

Treating Neuropathic Pain with Medical Marijuana

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 1 of 3

The legalization of marijuana (cannabis) for medical use in 29 states and the District of Columbia (as of the writing of this article) has fueled a growing acceptance of marijuana as a treatment option for a number of conditions. Despite criticism of the programs (whether for prescribed medical conditions or recreational), […]

what is Neuropathic Pain

What is Neuropathic Pain?

The physical cause of neuropathic pain is damaged peripheral nerves and as one medical expert notes, may also be due to the attempt of damaged nerves to fire across damaged sections of the peripheral nerve. See: References #1 to #3 Somatization Disorders Somatization disorder is a long-term (chronic) condition in […]

Alternative Medicines for the Treatment of Neuropathy

Medical Marijuana and Chronic Nuropathic Pain

Treating Neuropathic Pain with Medical Marijuana

Marijuana has long carried a negative stigma, but thanks to recent studies confirming its ability to treat many afflictions, including chronic neuropathic pain, it is becoming more socially acceptable. In September the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy held their highly acclaimed 2016 FPN International Research Symposium, attended by some of the world’s […]

Alternative Neuropathy Medicine

Alternative and Complementary Medicines for Neuropathy

Before using any alternative medicines and complementary treatments it is strongly recommend you receive direction from your personal physician first. Below is a listing of just a few of the Alternative and Complementary Medicines for Neuropathy we feel are worth considering: ALPHA LIPOIC ACID Dr. Norman Latov in his book on peripheral neuropathy along […]

About Peripheral Neuropathy

Autonomic Neuropathy Symptoms

Living with Autonomic Neuropathy

As a result of a progressive polyneuropathy known as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) I have lived with autonomic neuropathy symptoms for over 5 decades. There are a number of unavoidable issues when dealing with the symptoms of autonomic neuropathy many of which are covered in Dr. Norman Latov’s book Peripheral Neuropathy: […]

Neuropathy Action Foundation Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Survey

Neuropathy Action Foundation Announces Results of Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Survey

International quality of life survey for Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN) patients gives insight into diagnosis and treatment Santa Ana, CA, September 29, 2016 – The Neuropathy Action Foundation (NAF) announced the results from the first ever international Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Survey. The survey focused on three primary areas: timely and […]

Sandra Rieger PhD uses zebrafish to develop new neuropathy treatments

Discovery Raises Prospect of New Neuropathy Treatments

BAR HARBOR, ME – Recent research by Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory identifying the underlying mechanisms of peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage, has raised the prospect that drug therapies can be developed for new neuropathy treatments. The research was published March 28 in the Proceedings of the […]

10 Things You May Not Know About Diabetic Neuropathy

10 Things You May Not Know About Diabetic Neuropathy

Media Planet’s “Future of Personal Health” a publishing house in New York published the article on “10 Things You May Not Know About Diabetic Neuropathy” written by Eugene B. Richardson, MED, MS President, Neuropathy Support Network and Waden E. Emery, M.D., FAAN, Clinical Neuromuscular Neurologist, Emery Neuroscience Center.  Scroll down […]

Idiopathic Neuropathy

The Problem with a Diagnosis of Idiopathic Neuropathy

The Problem with a Diagnosis of Idiopathic Neuropathy

Idiopathic Neuropathy according to medical experts writing in the Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System should be considered as a disease entity in and of itself.  It is recommended that this condition be diagnosed as Chronic Idiopathic Axonal Polyneuropathy or (CIAP) as a major health problem.  (See reference 1.) I would […]

diagnosis of idiopathic neuropathy

Do Not Settle With a Diagnosis of Idiopathic Neuropathy

We receive hundreds of questions a year from neuropathy patients looking for more information. For many it is the first time they have been diagnosed. Following is one of our most common questions: “For quite some time I have been suffering from strange symptoms from numbness in my feet and […]

Idiopathic Neuropathy What to do now

Idiopathic Neuropathy: What do I do now?

A good start is to read Dr. Norman Latov’s book “Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness and Pain Won’t Stop” published by the American Academy of Neurology Press, available at Amazon for under $15. You should also read, and provide your doctor with a copy of, the article “How to […]

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