Exercise is prescribed to address pain as well as impairments in range of motion, muscular strength, and balance

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) results from damage to or dysfunction of the peripheral nerves. The development of CIPN is anticipated for the majority of breast cancer patients who receive neurotoxic chemotherapy, depending on the agent used, dose, and schedule. Sensory symptoms often predominate and include numbness, tingling, and distal extremity pain. Weakness, gait impairment, [...]

Potential prevention and management for chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy

Neurological complications such as chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and neuropathic pain are frequent side effects of neurotoxic chemotherapy agents. An increasing survival rate and frequent administration of adjuvant chemotherapy treatments involving neurotoxic agents makes it imperative that accurate diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of these neurological complications be implemented. Methods: A consideration was undertaken [...]

2019-03-17T16:47:05-04:00January 20th, 2016|Cancer, Chemotherapy, Dietary, Nervous System|0 Comments

Manual therapy reduces tingling, numbness and pain

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common, miserable, potentially severe, and often dose-limiting side effect of several first and second line anti-cancer agents with little in the way of effective, acceptable treatment. Although mechanisms of damage differ, manual therapy (therapeutic massage) has effectively reduced symptoms and improved quality of life in patients with diabetic [...]

2019-03-18T11:37:06-04:00January 13th, 2016|Cancer, Chemotherapy, Massage, Nervous System|0 Comments

Acupuncture is effective in chemotherapy-related peripheral neurophathy

Aim To clinically evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture when used in the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheralneuropathy (PN). Background During cancer treatment, certain chemotherapies can cause varying degrees of PN. Patients' quality of life can be seriously impaired through loss of sensation, pain or mobility problems. Conventional medications routinely used to manage neuropathic symptoms have [...]

2019-03-18T14:23:00-04:00January 13th, 2016|Acupuncture, Cancer, Chemotherapy, Nervous System|0 Comments

Perspectives on yoga inputs in the management of chronic pain.

Chronic pain is multi-dimensional. At the physical level itself, beyond the nociceptive pathway, there is hyper arousal state of the components of the nervous system, which negatively influences tension component of the muscles, patterns of breathing, energy levels and mindset, all of which exacerbate the distress and affect the quality of life of the [...]

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