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August 2021

PN Awareness Video: Please share!

During Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week, FPN put out a call for videos answering the question:  “What Do You Wish People Knew About Peripheral Neuropathy?” Our incredible volunteer, Diva, pulled your answers together into a new and fantastic awareness video on peripheral neuropathy.

Take a look at the video and share it with your friends, coworkers, neighbors and family.

What do you wish people knew about Peripheral Neuropathy?

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Vitamins and Supplements for Nerve Health

Our friends at LivOn Labs share information on supplements for nerve health in this helpful and interesting article.

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Alcohol and Neuropathic Pain

High-risk alcohol use is correlated with chronic pain and peripheral neuropathy.

In this article, you will familiarize yourself with the concept that previous medically assisted detoxification may increase the risk of neuropathic pain, learn how chronic pain can develop on withdrawal from alcohol, and better understand the association between neuropathic pain and high-risk alcohol use.

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Can Ultrasound Treat Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy?

Low-intensity focused ultrasound therapy (LIFU) may be a safe and effective treatment option to manage chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, but larger prospective studies are needed to devise a specific protocol. This is according to research results published in Pain Management.

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AAN Issues Formal Position Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine

In line with FPN’s advice from scientific experts, it is still encouraged for everyone, including PN patients, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the most recent statement from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

According to the AAN Committee, “vaccine benefits outweigh risk of post vaccination complications.”

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Cannabinoid Survey for Chronic Pain

Last month, we highlighted a survey about how people living with chronic pain feel about using cannabinoids, including marijuana and CBD, to treat their pain. Thank you to those who participated.

If you haven’t already and would like to take the survey now, please help our friends at the University of Rochester and Harvard Medical School collect more data.

Take Survey>>

For more information or questions about this research, you may email Jennifer Gewandter, PhD, MPH ([email protected]) or Roy Freeman, MD ([email protected]).

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