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Translational Pain Research Study

Do you have numbness and tingling or pain in your feet from diabetes? Do you have pain after shingles (postherpetic pain)? The Translational Pain Research Group at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking volunteers who have diabetic nerve pain or pain following shingles to participate in a research study. Volunteers who …

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Neuromodulation for Refractory Neuropathic Pain

Dr. Brian Kopell, Professor of Neurosurgery, Center for Neuromodulation, Mount Sinai West, and Dr. Shanna Patterson, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mount Sinai West, spoke with the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy about neuromodulation and it how it can help peripheral neuropathy patients. A transcript of the conversation is presented below. SP: While many patients are familiar …

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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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Stem Cell Treatments: A real hope or false promise?

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy receives many inquiries from patients about stem cell treatments for peripheral neuropathy. An article, ‘Snake Oil’ Stem Cell Clinics Peddle False Hope for High Prices recently appeared in The Medium (www.medium.com) on the rise of stem cell treatments for any number of conditions. Is it a real hope or false …

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Integrative Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy – Music Therapy

There are many ways to classify pain. The most common way is to relate pain to its source or to associate it with a diagnosis. Pain may also be categorized according to its intensity and/or duration. Typically, acute pain can be mild or severe and may last a moment, weeks, or months. Acute pain is …

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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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