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Peripheral Neuropathy: Shingles

Peripheral Neuropathies: Shingles

Shingles is a painful condition that often follows chickenpox, decades later.Shingles, also called Herpes Zoster,"zoster", or "zona", is a condition that causes numerous painful side effects. It is caused by the dormant Varicella Zoster virus,...

Peripheral Neuropathies: Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease is a devastating, inherited disease, but life with CMT doesn't have to be grim.Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome is a series of neuropathic disorders that affect the nerves of the brain...
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Raise Your Hand: The Effects Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When finger numbness is bothering you, maybe it's time to see a doctor about the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome.Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neuropathic condition in which the median nerve that runs through...

Nerve Damage May Explain Chronic Pain in Children

Patients seen for chronic pain had test results indicating small-fiber polyneuropathyBy Lisa DavisCould a newly identified disease explain some cases of chronic pain and other symptoms in children and young adults? According to a...
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Sleeping With Chronic Pain

When dealing with chronic pain, sometimes sleep seems like it's out of the question, but it doesn't have to be.According to the National Sleep Foundation, 15% of all people experience sleep difficulty, but that...
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Peripheral Neuropathies: Friedreich’s Ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia, a genetic condition, disables its patients without a cure.Usually, the condition develops to the point of being noticeable in childhood or the teen years; but in rare cases, it could potentially go...
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Peripheral Neuropathies: Celiac Disease

Celiac disease could seem like a death sentence with a diet free of gluten. But with so many gluten-free products on the market today, the road to recovery is just ahead.Celiac disease is an...

Peripheral Neuropathies: Modern-Day Leprosy

Once a social stigma that caused patients to be ostracized and banished to their own communities, leprosy is now a treatable condition with a good chance of recovery.Leprosy is a neuropathic disease that is...