Coping With Peripheral Neuropathy
Numb Toes and Aching Soles is a comprehensive guide to help the millions with peripheral neuropathy, many of whom don't even know they have it. If your feet burn or are numb, or if you have stabbing, aching foot pains, or if your fingers tingle or hands throb, or if your muscles are weakening, you will find this book very helpful.
Peripheral neuropathy (PN), experienced by many people (half of all people with diabetes eventually get it), is often difficult to treat. The best treatments help no more than half the patients who use them, and some patients' neuropathies are strongly resistant to all medications and treatments they try. This book speaks to this situation because it is simple, clear and comprehensive.
Researched for a year and written by a PN sufferer, it presents every up-to-date treatment with comments from others who have tried the treatment. The book covers vitamin therapy, physical therapies, psychotherapy, alternative therapies, such as plasmapheresis and hyperbaric oxygen, and even experimental treatments still in clinical trials. The author even devotes a chapter to coping skills, which all patients can benefit from.
VERY comprehensive and easy to read!
- Thorough explanation of the causes, symptoms and rational for treatment of peripheral neuropathy
- Discusses all possible treatments--conventional, alternative, and experimental
- Personal comments from patients regarding the effectiveness of each treatment for them
- Written in clear language that a non-professional person can easily understand
- Separate chapters on pain and pain medications, other medical therapies, alternative treatments, nutrients, experimental or unapproved drugs, special considerations for HIV and diabetes, and coping skills
- Recommended for those who have PN, those who assist them and medical personnel who want to understand patient experiences
What They're Saying
"I congratulate you on what I think is a good book."
Dr. Peter J. Dyck, Professor of Neurology, Head of the Peripheral Neuropathy Center, Mayo Clinic
"A superbly researched and readable book that deals with peripheral neuropathy from the patient's perspective. The author has taken great pains to assemble scientifically accurate and up-to-date information that will be of substantial benefit in helping patients with peripheral neuropathy understand their symptoms and their therapeutic options. The book can also be recommended to physicians who want insight into how patients are affected by this common disorder and its treatment."
Dr. David A Greenberg, Professor and Vice-Chairman of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
"An informative and exhaustive work and a valuable resource to patients and physicians."
Dr. Laurence J. Kinsella, Chief, Division of Neurology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
"An outstanding and comprehensive treatment of PN."
L.W. "Bill" Cracken, Col. USAF (ret.)
"The book will save present and future neuropathy victims a great deal of anguish and frustration caused by the previous lack of readily available information. It should be mandatory reading for every medical student, doctor, nurse and therapist. It is definitely a must have...and should be read, re-read and used as a reference guide."
Rosemary Waggener, horse breeder
Dr. Gil I. Wolfe, Dept. of Neurology,
Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas
289 pages, 6 x 9
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