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Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

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An evidence-based guide to treating diabetic neuropathy pain

Recent guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations on the best (and worst) pain medications. – By Joshua Johnson, M.D., neurologist

The advantages and limits of electromyography

EMG exams are valuable for diagnosing peripheral neurological disorders in many cases, but not all. – By Steven A. Day, M.D., neurologist

The connection between neuropathy and IGM

A growing body of research suggests that impaired glucose metabolism is a factor. – By Joshua Johnson, M.D., neurologist

Recommended Resource

AANEM Website

Website for the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) was founded in 1953. We are a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine. Our more than 5,000 physician members -- primarily neurologists and physiatrists -- now are joined by allied health professionals and Ph.D. researchers working to improve the quality of medical care to patients with muscle and nerve disorders.

CMTA: Why Does Peripheral Neuropathy Cause Pain?

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association study and explanation about why peripheral neuropathy is painful, what causes it and how it’s treated.

JAMA: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patient Page

The Journal of the American Medical Association patient page (PDF) about carpal tunnel syndrome.

JAMA: Herniated Lumbar Disks

The Journal of the American Medical Association’s page about herniated lumbar discs, including causes, symptoms and treatment resources.

JAMA: Peripheral Neuropathy

The Journal of the American Medical Association page on Peripheral Neuropathy defining the disease, causes and treatment options.

Merck: Neuropathic Pain

The Merck Manuals for medical professionals page on neuropathic pain, diagnosis and treatment resources and options.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

NINDS: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders page on carpal tunnel syndrome, including diagnosing the condition, treatment options and research.

NINDS: Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet

NINDS page on Peripheral Neuropathy includes information about the condition, treatment options, research and resources.

NLM Medline Plus: Peripheral Nerve Disorders

National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus page on peripheral nerve disorders, providing definitions, descriptions and resources for treatment.

The Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: Quantitative Sudomotor Axon Reflex Test (QSART)

The Peripheral Neuropathy Center’s page explaining the QSART-The quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART) is used to assess the small nerve fibers, which are linked to the sweat glands.

The Neuropathy Association

The Neuropathy Association is the leading national non-profit organization serving the peripheral neuropathy community.  We provide support and education, advocate for patients’ interests, and promote research into the causes of and cures for neuropathy.