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.
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.
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.
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.”