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Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 3 of 3

There is substantial evidence cannabis is effective for the treatment of neuropathic pain

Welcome back, this is the final article of the 3 Part series on The Use of Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain. While many clinical studies have examined cannabis use, the research has been hampered by FDA regulations effectively prohibiting preclinical and clinical research on the botanical product that is now […]

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 2 of 3

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain

Welcome back to Part 2 of Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain, a 3 part series.  Before we begin, it is important to recognize that Nov 8, 2016 marked more than a US presidential election.   By the end of the voting, more than half of the states in the union approved […]

Living with Autonomic Neuropathy

Autonomic Neuropathy Symptoms

As a result of a progressive polyneuropathy known as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) I have lived with autonomic neuropathy symptoms for over 5 decades. There are a number of unavoidable issues when dealing with the symptoms of autonomic neuropathy many of which are covered in Dr. Norman Latov’s book Peripheral Neuropathy: […]

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 1 of 3

Treating Neuropathic Pain with Medical Marijuana

The legalization of marijuana (cannabis) for medical use in 29 states and the District of Columbia (as of the writing of this article) has fueled a growing acceptance of marijuana as a treatment option for a number of conditions. Despite criticism of the programs (whether for prescribed medical conditions or recreational), […]

Why I need Intravenous Gamma Globulin Infusions (IVIg)

Why I need Intravenous Gamma Globulin Infusions IVIG

“Without IVIg, to breathe and speak simultaneously were impossible, motor functions ceased confining me to a wheelchair…” Without Intravenous Gamma Globulin Infusions (IVIg) my symptoms had become life threatening as noted by my treating Neurologist in 2005 and my quality of life was reduced to one level above insanity. Without […]

Medication Induced Neuropathy

Medication Induced Neuropathy

You’ve undoubtedly heard the old saying, “It’s what you don’t know that can hurt you.” When it comes to Medication Induced Neuropathy, there may be something your doctors don’t know that can hurt you as well. Renowned New York Times health columnist Jane Brody recently shared with readers of her […]

The Problem with a Diagnosis of Idiopathic Neuropathy

The Problem with a Diagnosis of Idiopathic Neuropathy

Idiopathic Neuropathy according to medical experts writing in the Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System should be considered as a disease entity in and of itself.  It is recommended that this condition be diagnosed as Chronic Idiopathic Axonal Polyneuropathy or (CIAP) as a major health problem.  (See reference 1.) I would […]

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