Category Archives: Pain

Device Uses Nerve Stimulation to Ease Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

About half of all those with diabetes suffer from diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage that causes tingling, numbness and sometimes excruciating pain that can lead to serious problems. According to Dr. Shai Gonzani, President and CEO of the Boston-based pain device company NeuroMetrix, five to six million people in the United States … Continue reading Device Uses Nerve Stimulation to Ease Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

Deborah Grona: Dancing Back to Life

Deborah Grona hadn’t danced with her husband in more than four years. “We fell in love on the dance floor,” says Grona, who had been unable to dance, or even stand for short periods of time, since developing the chronic pain that comes with diabetic neuropathy. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1998, Grona was … Continue reading Deborah Grona: Dancing Back to Life

Scientists May Have Found Key to Neuropathic Pain

A compound found in excessive quantities in the glucose of people with diabetes may hold the key to successful treatment of neuropathic pain, says an international team of researchers. The compound, methylglyoxal, attacks and modifies a protein, called Nav1.8, in nerve endings. This damage causes nerves to become much more sensitive to pain and temperature … Continue reading Scientists May Have Found Key to Neuropathic Pain