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Name  Neuropathy
Related to/Also known as  See also: Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Pain
Symptoms 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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News and events  
Online resources

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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Our resources

Peripheral Neuropathy & Neuropathic Pain: Into the light The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Gé's Said's book Peripheral Neuropathy & Neuropathic Pain: Into the light. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
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