Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group
 of the
DC Metro Area

No Cure
No "Race for a Cure"
But Hope, Advice, Info
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      Being Heard?
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DC Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group

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Chronic Pain: The Mind on Fire

Posted by Mike the Admin 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">

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My Shifting Perspective on Pain

Posted by Mike the Admin 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 ...

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What does our Survey seem to say?

Posted by Mike the Admin 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...

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Initial Sample Post

Posted by Mike the Admin 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...

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