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Name  Neuropathy
Related to/Also known as  See also: Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Pain
Symptoms of Neuropathy
Neuropathies are processes affecting nerves, either single nerves or a generalised disorder. Damage occurs to the nerves that travel between the brain and the spinal cord to the muscles, skin and other parts of the body, causing pain. The site and cause of the neuropathic pain varies according to the type of neuropathy.
Types There are many Neuropathies, the most common are:
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
  • Chronic Relapsing Inflammatory Optic Neuropathy (CRION) 
Useful national contacts  GAIN (Guillain-Barré and Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies)
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Children & young people GBS and CIDP in children (GAIN)
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Online resources

Coronavirus and diabetes (Diabetes UK)
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COVID 19 (Coronavirus) (GAIN)
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Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes UK
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Peripheral neuropathy

NHS Choices
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Patient.info
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The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy  (U.S.A.)
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
News and events Cancer patient trial finds acupuncture lessens chemotherapy neuropathy (BBC, January, 2020)
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Our resources

 The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Neuropathy and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy: 365 tips for living a better life Visit our library to read You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy: 365 tips for living a better life. Or have a look for this book in your local library.