Discovery Raises Prospect of New Neuropathy Treatments

Sandra Rieger PhD with zebrafishSandra Rieger, Ph.D. with zebrafish

BAR HARBOR, ME – Recent research by Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory identifying the underlying mechanisms of peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage, has raised the prospect that drug therapies can be developed for the treatment of this condition, which causes pain, numbness and/or tingling in the hands […]

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

Peter D. Donofrio, M.D. is professor of Neurology and director of the Neuromuscular Division of the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is director of Neuropathy Center at Vanderbilt. Read the excellent article by Dr. Donofrio on Medication Induced Neuropathy that is printed below.  The limits of the blood-brain and blood nerve barriers […]

Alternative and Complementary Medicines for Neuropathy

Alternative Neuropathy Medicine

Before using any alternative medicines and complementary treatments it is strongly recommend you receive direction from your personal physician first. Below is a listing of just a few of the Alternative and Complementary Medicines for Neuropathy we feel are worth considering: ALPHA LIPOIC ACID Dr. Norman Latov in his book on peripheral neuropathy along […]

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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