Peripheral-Neuropathy-Information-Page

Peripheral Neuropathy Information Page


What research is being done?

Current research projects funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) involve investigations of genetic factors associated with hereditary neuropathies, studies of biological mechanisms involved in diabetes-associated neuropathies, and investigations exploring how the immune system contributes to peripheral nerve damage. Neuropathic pain is a primary target of NINDS-sponsored studies aimed at developing more effective therapies for symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Some scientists hope to identify substances that will block the brain chemicals that generate pain signals, while others are investigating the pathways by which pain signals reach the brain.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Peripheral Nerve Disorders

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What research is being done?

Current research projects funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) involve investigations of genetic factors associated with hereditary neuropathies, studies of biological mechanisms involved in diabetes-associated neuropathies, and investigations exploring how the immune system contributes to peripheral nerve damage. Neuropathic pain is a primary target of NINDS-sponsored studies aimed at developing more effective therapies for symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Some scientists hope to identify substances that will block the brain chemicals that generate pain signals, while others are investigating the pathways by which pain signals reach the brain.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Current research projects funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) involve investigations of genetic factors associated with hereditary neuropathies, studies of biological mechanisms involved in diabetes-associated neuropathies, and investigations exploring how the immune system contributes to peripheral nerve damage. Neuropathic pain is a primary target of NINDS-sponsored studies aimed at developing more effective therapies for symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Some scientists hope to identify substances that will block the brain chemicals that generate pain signals, while others are investigating the pathways by which pain signals reach the brain.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Peripheral Nerve Disorders


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Chronic pain information page compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).