What can be done for elderly patients with peripheral neuropathy to prevent serious injury from falls?

Elderly people with type-2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) may be more prone to suffer severe injuries due to tripping and falling. A startling statistic reveals an older adults are admitted to hospitals every 13 seconds, on average, due to falls, while one death results from a fall every 20 minutes. A recent […]

Can legalized marijuana use help relieve pain from neuropathy?

Photo credit: Mary Pahlke The proposals for legalized marijuana use in the 2016 elections garnered wide support according to CULTURE magazine. “Another election has come and gone, and no matter which way you voted, it is clear that cannabis came out on top, winning seven¬†of the nine¬†initiatives on the ballot, with another one too close […]

Topical ambroxol possible treatment of neuropathic pain

Recent research from Europe indicates the potent cough syrup ingredient ambroxol could be effective in alleviating neuropathic pain when used as a cream applied to the skin. The German scientists concluded that, “[Ambroxol] is therefore considered to be a useful, simple concept for pain management with few side effects. In the case reports presented in […]