Welcome to the Calgary Neuropathy Association
We help those with neuropathy self-manage symptoms so they feel empowered and can take an active part in living with and caring for their neuropathy.
Winter registrations are available
Information and registration are available for CNA monthly guest speaker meetings. Find them are listed under UPCOMING EVENTS (below or in the side bar).
NOTE: At the moment we have increasing COVID-19 numbers in our area we are however RETURNING TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS with limited attendance and on-line attendance as well. To help us protect our vulnerable members and guests, we will request all in-person attendees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. All person’s wishing to attend in-person MUST contact the CNA prior to each meeting (instructions per the event listing).
CNA Connections (Afternoon & Evening (PM)) zoom discussions
All are welcome to these on-line discussions.
CNA Connections meetings are held at 12:00 pm the first Thursday of each month. CNA Connections PM meetings are held at 5:00 PM the second Thursday of each month. *Note* these days have changed as of 2022
See the “Upcoming Events” section for more information on both events.
Hear about Neuropathy and the CNA
This July, Linda and Sylvia of the CNA executive board had the pleasure of speaking with Erika Rodriquez of the SilverShades podcast produced by the Ogden House Senior Citizen Club.
In the podcast Linda and Sylvia answer the questions:
- What is Neuropathy? and What is the CNA?
- What is our message about neuropathy and why is it so important?
- and finally, What is Self-Management?
Listen here: Episode 08 – the Calgary Neuropathy Association
Check out the 100+ Things for Neuropathy Relief blog for new postings.
Check out Neuropathy Articles
Guest Speaker Videos
Check out the Guest Speaker Videos for our latest.
- New: Jessica Villeneuve, RMT, CPMT: Massage Therapy & Neuropathy
- New: Jessica Villeneuve, RMT, CPMT: Massage Therapy & Mental Health
- New: Reduce Sugar to Lower Pain
- New: Adopt a Positive Mindset
All CNA Articles, Videos and other resources are listed in the “Explore Resources” section (either to the right or at the bottom of this page)
New Resource: Causes of Neuropathy
Over the summer we started building a new resource, Causes of Neuropathy, where we list the more well know causes and provide information specific to each cause. This new resource will expand over time. Please comment to let us know what you think.
Are you Interested in the science of Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration?
Our December speaker, Dr. Douglas Zochodne, Professor & Divisional Director of Neurology at the University of Alberta has recently published Our Wired Nerves: The Human Nerve Connectome. Dr. Zochodne is a world renowned expert in the field of peripheral neuropathy. This book is intended for patients or “non-specialists”. This book describes the make of peripheral nerves, discusses various neuropathies, the associated pain, and how nerves may be regenerated.
You can view details about the book, download the first chapter for free and purchase his insightful book on Amazon by clicking the link to the left.
Chronic Illness Sufferer’s Health & Dental Insurance
**Guaranteed Acceptance – LIMITED TIME OFFERING**
Our friends and partners over at Chronic Pain Support and Connections have worked for over a year to negotiate an insurance plan for people like us. Health & Dental Insurance Coverage through ManuLife
NO MEDICAL REQUIRED.
RATES BASED ON AGE. DISCOUNTS FOR COUPLES AND FAMILIES.
Prescriptions, Dental, Hospital, Travel, Paramedical (Registered Specialists including massage, physiotherapy, chiropractor, psychologist), Vision, Hearing, Home-care & Nursing, Medical equipment, Ambulance.
Note: Please do not contact the CNA on this offering, we are simply sharing the information so you may benefit.
In 2021 the Calgary Neuropathy Association is excited to have been awarded the:
Ethan and Joan Compton Sub Fund (FOI) at Calgary Foundation
Thanks to Calgary Foundation for supporting the CNA!
Live in Calgary and hate going to the Bottle Depot?
Like many of us, you may have bottles and can piling up but you don’t want to go to the bottle depot. Perhaps you never really did! Now, the CNA partnered with Skip-the-Depot and we need your bottles!
Use this link to download the Skip-the-Depot app and donate the proceeds to the CNA supporting our efforts in neuropathy awareness and education.
Skip-the depot will pick them up for you.
Be sure to select Calgary Neuropathy Association as your designated charity.
We are all in this together, let’s help the TFFPN spread the reality of 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.
You can also Visit our blog for the latest news on treatments for neuropathy and neuropathic pain and for information on our upcoming events.