Treatment of Neuropathy Symptoms Without Medication

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:45 am to 12:30 pm
ELA Type: Live Well
Topic(s): Experiential Learning Area
Director(s): Janice Wiesman MD, FAAN
Description: Over 20 million people in the United States suffer from peripheral neuropathy. Regardless of the cause, relief of symptoms, including pain, tingling, autonomic dysfunction, and weakness is important to maintain function and quality of life. Given that symptomatic treatments do not "repair" neuropathy, that this may be a lifelong problem, and that people with neuropathy often are taking medications for other illnesses, an approach that does not use oral medication may be best. The presenter will discuss symptomatic treatments for neuropathy that do not involve the use of oral medications, as well as address the usefulness of treatments advertised on the Internet, including devices and supplements.
Completion Message: Upon completion attendees should be familiar with the multiple modalities available for treatment of neuropathic symptoms without the use of oral medication.  They should understand the degree of scientific evidence for efficacy of each treatment modality. They should be aware of unproven treatments which are marketed to this patient population.  
CME Credits: 0.75
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement

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