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Spotlight on Neuropathy

By June 26, 2010

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is one of six main types of chronic pain. It's pretty common, so chances are good that you or someone you know has one of the many different types of neuropathy. Neuropathy is another term for neuropathic pain, a condition that occurs when the body's nerves are damaged or simply not functioning properly.

While many cases of neuropathy are caused by disease (such as multiple sclerosis) or nerve irritation (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), some cases are a mystery (such as phantom limb pain). One thing is certain, however: treating neuropathy is often a challenge.

Now's your chance to chime in: do you have neuropathy? If so, how do you cope?

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