“Is there anything I can do for my neuropathy?”

This is a question we get asked almost every day at the Calgary Neuropathy Association.

We want you to know that the answer is “Yes!”

We want to help you learn to manage your neuropathy and chronic pain.

The Calgary Neuropathy Association is an educational support group and a place to connect with those living with neuropathy, neuropathic pain and their caregivers. We have resources available on our website for people from all around the world, not just Calgarians — all are welcome.

We provide opportunities to learn about the condition so you can take an active role in its management.

Meet us in person: come, talk, and ask questions. Be listened to.

Looking for a list of doctors that can treat nerve pain or the opportunity to participate in a research study? Click here to visit our resources page.

Visit our blog for the latest news on treatments for neuropathy and neuropathic pain and for information on our upcoming events.

Recent stem cell advertisements

These past few months, we’ve seen a flurry of advertisements on TV and in newspapers for stem cell sessions put on by a clinic just over the US/Canadian border. Here at the CNA, we’ve had many inquiries about these sessions and about stem cell therapy in general. We’ve done some homework on this topic, and here’s what we’ve found.

Linda, our VP, attended one of these stem cell sessions to figure out what exactly the treatment involved. The presentation had a lot of interesting-sounding information, but it felt like a slick sales pitch. Ultimately, the price tag started at $15,000 USD for the first treatment and, of course, there is no guarantee that it’ll work. The presenter had a number of references in his material which were quite old; however, the presenter unsatisfactorily explained this away in his commentary. On doing some of our own research, we came across this website: 9 Things to Know About Stem Cell Treatments.

If you’re still not sure if you want to pursue stem cell therapy, we recommend you also watch these three video clips from the Dr. Oz Show, where they investigated the topic.

Our suggestion? Buyer beware!

While this line of research has potential, it is not yet proven, and there’s a high risk that you will be taken for a lot of money without much benefit in return.

Hand just finishing writing the word Survey on glass

The CNA wants to hear from you.  Click on the SURVEY picture above to tell us about your Neuropathy, what you do to self-manage your symptoms and how the CNA has helped you.  Results from the surveys will be displayed for you to use as another resource in developing your own self management.

Do you have a sportsman on your Christmas gift list?

The CNA is holding an online Facebook auction for a shooting package for two valued at $200, courtesy of the Shooting Edge (in Calgary).  Join us on Saturday November 17th from 10 am to 10 pm on the Calgary Buy and Sell Facebook Marketplace!

100 Things for Neuropathy Relief

Check out the 100+ Things for Neuropathy Relief blog for new postings, our latest:

#48 Home Detox: Gardening for Wellness

#49 Herbal Healing: Careful with Comfrey

#50 Mirror Box Therapy – Retraining the Brain

#51 Your Present: Mind Full or Mindful?


Updated article: #6 Quit Smoking – Tobacco and Neuropathy

Featured Guest Blogger

We are happy to welcome guest blogger Brad Krause of: selfcaring.info

It is Brad’s goal to help his clients be the best they can be. After spending far too long neglecting his own self-care, he became a full-time life coach. He now spends just about every waking hour helping people find ways to put their wellness above all else.

7 Self Care Methods for Pain

See Brad’s post: 7 Self-Care Methods to Manage Chronic Pain


Guest Speaker Videos

Check out the Guest Speaker Videos for our latest:

Jen Dalton – Poling for Balance and Stability

Ron Wilson – Traveling with Mobility Issues

Ron Wilson – Driving with Mobility Issues