Neuropathy is a result of peripheral nerve damage and may be caused in a variety of ways, including drugs, toxins, chemotherapy, trauma, metabolic imbalances, compression that cuts off the blood supply, blood vessel disease, viral infection (e.g., shingles), autoimmune conditions (e.g., lupus and multiple sclerosis) or genetics. One of the most common types of neuropathy is caused by diabetes mellitus. Although the causes vary, symptoms are often the same: stabbing, burning or tingling pain.
Norman Latov, M.D., Ph.D., neurology and neuroscience professor, is director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Peripheral Neuropathy Clinical and Research Center. Dr. Latov was a founding board member and medical and investigative director of the Neuropathy Association National Advisory Council, which merged with the Foundation for Neuropathy. Dr. Latov has been a top-rated, award-winning physician each year since 1998. There is nobody more qualified to speak about neuropathy causes, treatments, research and future directions.
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Thursday, February 21 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center
1305 York Ave., New York NY