Motor Neuropathy- A Different Game Plan

If you read the NeuropathyDR® blog frequently, you know that we tend to focus on bringing you the latest research and methods as they apply to treating neuropathy pain.  As you are aware, though, with peripheral neuropathy, pain is only one component.  This week, we’re going to talk about how neuropathy can affect a patient’s…

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Can You Really Help Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

One of the more rare acute types of peripheral neuropathy you will encounter in patients will be Guillain-Barre syndrome, also sometimes called Landry’s paralysis or Guillain-Barre-Stohl syndrome.  This autoimmune disorder causes the immune system to deteriorate the nervous system, which in turn causes the muscles to weaken very fast.  Due to its autoimmune nature, Guillain-Barre…

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Helping Your Diabetic Neuropathy Patients

If you have patients who are living with diabetes, chances are you are no stranger to making diagnoses of neuropathy.  While some patients (even those who do have nerve damage) might experience no symptoms at all, about 60 to 70 percent of diabetics experience pain, soreness, loss of sensation, tingling in the extremities, and even…

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Maximum Patient Benefit and Recovery-CCTxs

Some of the keys to CCTxs success lie squarely in getting the patient to accept responsibility for all the components needed to foster maximum results. Commonly observed side benefits may include enhanced family support, approval and greater involvement of other health care providers and especially reduced use of pain and psychotropic drugs.

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Designing Treatments for Lupus Patients

  As physicians, we’re accustomed to a certain amount of variety in treating different patients with the same illness. After all, we’re treating individuals. But when you take on lupus patients, you’re taking the concept of variety in symptoms and outcomes to a whole new level. Granted, there are specific symptoms to the various types…

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Private Practice 2.0: Dominate or Perrish.

In just a little bit, I’ll be on my way to New Jersey to speak at the Referral Ignition Bootcamp my friend Nitin Chhoda DPT is hosting. This is a closed door session all day Saturday for those who clearly understand that NOW is time to be planning your future private practice strategies. *(if you…

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A really BIG day for DCs Today…

If you have been following us on Facebook and Twitter you know how important it is to bring your practice up to crisp, modern standards. With modern, focused communications, and a clear message. In case you doubt this, just look at what your most prosperous hospitals, pain centers, local walk-in clinics and PTs are doing…

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The War of Art* and getting unstuck…

Just wrapped up the weekend with a gorgeous Patriots Day sunrise this AM. Yup, it’s still a holiday is Massachusetts. The weather wasn’t the best Saturday and Sunday but I did get the boat ready plus lots of stuff done for the week. Also had some great fun playing with fishing gear, speaking with local…

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Blueberries, vegetables and exercise, or cigars, sex and coffee…

The Secret of self-actualized life- is it blueberries, vegetables and exercise, or cigars, sex and coffee… This past weekend, I finally got to wind down after our months long SuperConference build-up. It was a great event; most docs were ecstatic with the content and opportunities, despite the very harsh realities of private practice today. It…

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