Neuropathic Pain from Peripheral Nerve Injury

Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state that usually is accompanied by tissue injury. With neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves may be damaged, dysfunctional, or injured. These damaged nerve fibers send incorrect signals to other pain centers. The impact of nerve fiber injury includes a change in nerve function both at the site…

Electrical Nerve Stimulation Device Prevents Migraine

Study shows 81% reduction in number of migraine days per month with electrical nerve stimulation In a new study, Cefaly, the first FDA-approved transcutaneous electrical nerve-stimulation device for use before the onset of migraine pain, provided relief for 81% of migraine patients who used it. The study, conducted in Italy, enrolled 24 patients with migraine…

Diabetic Neuropathy: Temporarily Reducing Pain

Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) can be relieved for months with a non-viral gene therapy, according to research published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Researchers from Northwestern Medicine administered the non-viral gene therapy or a placebo in order to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a plasmid (VM202) containing 2 human hepatocyte growth…

Spinal Cord Cells Control Pain

Spinal cord cells are responsible for controlling pain and itch, according to research published in the journal Neuron. Researchers from the University of Zurich used genetically modified viruses to interfere with the functions of neurons in mice in order to investigate how neurons contribute to pain and itch processing. The researchers drew on prior findings…

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5 Natural Neuropathy Treatments

For those dealing with the painful effects of nerve damage, finding alternative or natural treatments can open new doors in the search for relief. While prescription medications simply mask the pain, natural neuropathy treatments often treat the underlying causes. In many cases, this can result in more lasting relief for the sufferer. Many people have experienced…