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Small Fiber Neuropathy: Q&A

Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is a common, yet underappreciated, subclass of peripheral neuropathy. While SFN shares many features with large fiber neuropathy, it has unique aspects in its evaluation and management that warrant particular attention. Q&A with Amro Stino, MD On July 11, 2022, the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) welcomed Amro Stino, MD, from …

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Dana’s Story: My Personal Journey with Small Fiber Neuropathy

I’m writing this essay for a couple of reasons: as a way to bring more awareness to small fiber neuropathy (SFN) and explain its toll on me personally. The symptoms of small fiber neuropathy vary greatly person to person. But for me, it is chronic pain. I’ve been in pain ever since I can remember. …

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Medical Marijuana for Peripheral Neuropathy

by Jessica Robinson-Papp MD, MS, FAAN Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Sara Dehbashi, MD, Neuromuscular Fellow, Mount Sinai Medical Center Medical marijuana use is becoming more common in the U.S. due to legalization in many states. The U.S. federal government still considers all forms of marijuana illegal, however so far they have mostly not interfered …

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Medical Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment – Part 5 of 5

This is the fifth and final article on medical cannabis and its use as a peripheral neuropathy treatment. How to Use Medical Cannabis by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet Cannabis smoke contains thousands of organic and inorganic chemical compounds, similar to that found in tobacco smoke or cigars. Smoking any substance will carry the same risk due to …

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Medical Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment – Part 4 of 5

This is the fourth of five articles on medical cannabis and its use as a peripheral neuropathy treatment. Benefits and Effects of Medical Cannabis for Treating Peripheral Neuropathy by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet Benefits of Medical Cannabis Although CBD and THC act differently in the body, they seem to have many of the same medical benefits. …

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Medical Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment – Part 3 of 5

This is the third of five articles on medical cannabis and its use as a peripheral neuropathy treatment. How Does Cannabis Work by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet In Part 2 of this series we described the history of cannabis and explained that there are two different species: Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. This installment will describe how …

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Medical Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment – Part 2 of 5

This is the second of five articles on medical cannabis and its use as a peripheral neuropathy treatment. The History of Cannabis Use by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet Hemp is one of the earliest crops cultivated by humans dating back 10,000 years ago, providing a source of food, fiber, oil and paper for these civilizations. But cultivators …

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Medical Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment – Part 1 of 5

This is the first of five articles on medical cannabis and its use as a peripheral neuropathy treatment. The Status of Legalized Medical Marijuana and What is Dispensed by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet Before reviewing the history and science behind the use of cannabis for various medical conditions, peripheral neuropathy treatment in particular, it is important …

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Treating Neuropathic Pain with Cannabis: Pro and Con

In a debate-style session at the World Congress on Pain in 2014, Dr. Mark Ware and Dr. Andrew S.C. Rice focused on the safety and efficacy of marijuana for neuropathic pain.  The spread of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain is welcome to some people, and alarming to others.  On the plus side, marijuana, or …

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Drug Offers New Pain Management Therapy for Diabetics

A new drug therapy, nabilone, has been tested at University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute. At the end of the study, patients reported less pain and an improvement in sleep and anxiety when taking nabilone. The drug is currently used in Canada to treat nausea in chemotherapy patients. Nabilone is a synthetic cannabinoid, which mimics some …

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