FPN Welcomes Kristy Townsend
We are pleased to announce a new member of the FPN Board of Directors, effective June 1. Kristy Townsend, PhD in Neuroscience, brings a wealth of information in peripheral neuropathy research, and we are lucky to have her on our team.
Read more about Kristy.
Hypothyroidism and PN
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, and it is also an uncommon cause of peripheral neuropathy according to Todd B. Nippoldt, M.D., at the Mayo Clinic.
Physical Therapy and PN
Thanks to CJ Holliday and our virtual support group friends, we are pleased to share an informative and helpful video on stretching and physical therapy exercises that are geared toward PN patients. And more importantly, we think you will have FUN watching this duo!
High Frequency Spinal Stimulation Study in Diabetic Neuropathy
In a randomized SENZA-PDN trial of over 200 adults with diabetes, those who were treated with high frequency (10 kHz) spinal cord stimulation plus conventional medical management saw a 76.3% reduction in pain over 6 months (7.6 cm at baseline vs 1.7 cm at 6 months).
To learn more about spinal cord stimulation, check our blog post here.
Nationwide Study on Living with Diabetic Nerve Pain
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy recently served as an advisor for a study on Living with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.
Read an announcement and findings of the study here. Please stay tuned for more information from the study and highlights from the interviews in future editions of our e-newsletters!
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