Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group
 of the
DC Metro Area

No Cure
No "Race for a Cure"
But Hope, Advice, Info
      Mutual Support &
      Being Heard?
Yeah, We got that.

DC Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group

<meta name="google-site-verification" content="rnynLe2vn0ze14KzMXKQbTDqutSiL2j-WGRUn6hJxUA" />


view:  full / summary

Social Exercise

Posted by mandlfoxworth on November 18, 2018 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Research suggests that exercise slows PN progression. But only REGULAR exercise. We are far more likely to exercise regularly if we enjoy it. Research on the interaction between social support and medical treatment research may throw a little light on this.

My wife & I like the video lectures sold by “The Great Courses”. This week we watched the course “Stress and Your Body.” It was a great experience, setting off all kin...

Read Full Post »

Integrating Home Exercise into PN Treatment

Posted by mandlfoxworth on October 29, 2018 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Customizing effective exercise for your HOME environment is not well integrated into normal PN treatment. Because PN saps strength, Physical Therapy (PT) prescriptions for strengthening and balance exercise are common, even if the central role of exercise in PN is rarely stressed. But I think home PT visits to setup an exercise program should be part of normal treatment. Can it be?

I'm a big advocate of exercise. Why? Because I've se...

Read Full Post »

Chronic Pain: The Mind on Fire

Posted by mandlfoxworth on November 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Dr. Gary Kaplan of the Kaplan Clinic in McLean VA, gave a powerful appeal for a wider approach to care, especially for patients for whom pain is a significant issue. He used diagrams from a book he is working on. You can see a version of the same talk he gave us on his website: " target="_blank">

Read Full Post »

My Shifting Perspective on Pain

Posted by mandlfoxworth on October 30, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

For the past six months my wife has been fighting a back injury. There have been ups and downs, progress and relapse. Currently she is in the recovery-from-relapse phase. Discouraged. Hopeful. Determined.


But mostly pain. Constant pain. Her struggle with this pain has driven me to reconsider my attitude towards pain and pain relief.


Nature equipped us with a pain system. "It only hurts ...

Read Full Post »

What does our Survey seem to say?

Posted by mandlfoxworth on March 4, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Mike Foxworth's preliminary take on our current survey results:

A sample of 16 is small, but interesting trends seem apparent.

PAIN makes life hell. There is plenty of pain apparent at our our PN Support group meetings AND in these responses. But these results suggest that PN related MUSCLE WEAKNESS, with its associated movement limitations a...

Read Full Post »

Initial Sample Post

Posted by mandlfoxworth on December 4, 2015 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This is the first version of the DC Peripheral Neuropathy site.   I am not sure if this version will be useful, since I am in the beginning stage of checking it out. 

At the current time it has

A home page with

--- Some text, listing some conceptual-level goals for the site

--- A link so that a member can register or log in .  I have not yet figured out how the register process works (presuma...

Read Full Post »