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Latest Peripheral neuropathy Stories

2013-11-08 12:23:16

NARBERTH, Pa., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GBS/CIDP Foundation International has established the Benson Fellowship to fund Peripheral Neuropathy Fellowships in honor of Robert Benson, a survivor of Guillain-Barre' Syndrome, and his wife Estelle Benson. The Foundation voted to endow over $1,600,000 of its financial resources to initially fund the Fellowship. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131108/PH13565LOGO ) The purpose of the Benson Fellowship is to encourage...

2013-11-05 12:28:07

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Way back in the 17th century, John Donne, English attorney, cleric and preeminent representative of the metaphysical poets, wrote: "Sleep is pain's easiest salve, as doth fulfill all offices of death, except to kill." Today, those words could especially resonate with the estimated three to five million U.S. men and women with Type 2 diabetes who suffer from Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN), as half of them report trouble falling or...

2013-11-05 11:54:56

Peripheral or central nerve injury often leads to neuropathic pain, a chronic condition that can manifest behaviorally as spontaneous pain, hyperalgesia and allodynia, and which also results in neurological dysfunction. Acupuncture has been used to treat neuropathic pain for a long time, but its mechanisms of action remain unknown. Ziyong Ju and team from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China investigated the expression of ephrin-Bs/EphBs in the spinal dorsal horn using...

2013-11-05 08:34:19

Today's podiatrists stay a step ahead with 3-D printing, balance sensors, smart textiles BETHESDA, Md., November 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During Diabetes Awareness Month this November, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) highlights podiatrists across the country who are developing and using high-tech tools to better monitor and address issues commonly faced by their patients with diabetes. Of the more than 26 million people in the US with diabetes, about...

2013-11-04 08:27:24

Neuropathic Back Pain Continues to Account for the Largest Segment of the Neuropathic Pain Market, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the loss of U.S. and European market exclusivity of three sales-leading neuropathic pain (NP) agents--Eli Lilly/Shionogi's Cymbalta/Xeristar, Endo/Grunenthal's...

2013-11-02 23:03:48

Releford Medical Institute explains why PRP is becoming more common for orthopedic and sports-related injuries. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 Veteran NHL player Milan Michalek faced a decision after last season ended: surgery to repair his injured knee, or an innovative, non-invasive treatment known as platelet-rich plasma therapy. Following the examples set by superstar athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and A-Rod, Michalek chose the latter, traveling to Germany...

2013-10-22 12:28:26

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to some studies, more than 100 million people in North America live with--or perhaps more accurately, don't find it easy to live with--days and nights filled with chronic pain. They know that persistent pain does more than make one achy and perhaps a bit cranky. Chronic pain has been associated with a significant increase in the rate of depression and anxiety. Most of those who have to endure chronic pain may also have problems...

2013-10-10 23:19:07

Treatment promotes blood flow and brings vital nutrients to damaged nerves. Fort Collins, Colorado (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 The Spine Correction Center of the Rockies, a premier physical medicine center in the Fort Collins area, recently added an innovative technique for relieving neuropathy to its suite of services. The Neuropathy Center at Spine Correction Center of the Rockies, utilizes advanced methods to both increase blood flow and send vital nutrients to damaged nerves, relieving...

2013-10-08 08:29:17

AACHEN, Germany, October 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - A new website helps pain patients to better express and explain how their pain feels like Pain can appear in many forms and affects people in different ways. One kind of long-lasting or chronic pain results from a damaged nerve that sends incorrect pain messages to the brain. This pain is called neuropathic pain or nerve pain. Over 26 million people worldwide suffer from neuropathic pain[1] but only 40-60% of...

2013-10-07 12:25:36

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life is hard enough, and sleep elusive enough, without the added complication of unremitting physical pain. Despite all the advances in medicine, there is often not an effective solution for chronic intractable pain. People with diabetes who suffer from a condition called PDN (painful diabetic neuropathy) may be so uncomfortable that they can't perform normal day-to-day activities or fall asleep at night. When they finally do get to sleep,...