Month: June 2010

Be kind to your skin

Unfortunately, when nerves don’t work right due to conditions like diabetic neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), post-herpetic neuralgia, and chemotherapy related peripheral neuropathy, this can lead to skin problems: rashes, sores, itching, burning, and redness. You may not think this is very important, but if this applies to you, this article will point out… Read more »

My life with one leg

Contributed by: Tonya Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, June 2010 Tonya is 36 years old and lives in Oregon.   Almost three years ago at the age of 33 I was hit by a car while waiting for the bus. The impact of the car shattered half my leg and foot bones into a thousand… Read more »

My experience with trigeminal neuralgia

Contributed by: Larry Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, May 2010 Larry wants to learn about new treatments for his trigeminal neuralgia. I have had Trigeminal Neuralgia for about 5 years.  My story is typical from what I’ve read.  I will have occasional periods of intense and unrelenting pain in my upper and/or lower right jaw… Read more »

Laugh for the health of it

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” -Proverbs 17:22 “Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility” -James Thurber “Laughter may be a form of courage” -Linda Ellerbee “If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it.” -Bill Cosby What’s funny about pain? If you’re thinking there’s nothing funny about being in pain,… Read more »