Cancer and Peripheral Neuropathy: Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

The diagnosis of cancer is often a terrifying one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer stricken individuals can undergo various treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. In some cases, chemotherapy drugs can promote the development of peripheral neuropathy, damaging the nerves of…

Do Fibromyalgia Patients Have Hope for Pain Relief Through Neuropathy Treatments?

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common and expensive health problems in America today. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander, PhD, at Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a study on fibromyalgia patients due to the theory that fibromyalgia is related to small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN). Within her study, Dr. Oaklander found that nearly half of the fibromyalgia participants also…