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.

May’s Webinar registration is now open

Join the CNA on May 19th, 2021 for a discussion with Dr. James Truong. Dr. Truong is a Naturopathic doctor with a Biological Science degree with a minor in psychology. He helps people with fatigue, pain, hormone imbalances and neuropathy using an assortment of alternative modalities.

Click Here to register for this Webinar

CNA Connections (Afternoon & Evening (PM)) zoom discussions 

All are welcome to these on-line discussions.

CNA Connections meetings are held at 1:00 pm the first Tuesday of each month (Sept to June). CNA Connections PM meetings are held at 5:00 PM the second Tuesday of each month (Sept to June).

See the “Upcoming Events” section for more information on both events.

We are currently seeking a 2nd or 3rd year student in a communications or a medical field program to write blog articles and other resources for the CNA website.

Click here for more information.

Please forward this information to any student who may be interested.

Sponsored by Winsantor, The University of Alberta and other Canadian research institutes are conducting a randomized outpatient, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple-site study of a nerve regenerating topical. They are looking for type 2 diabetics (T2DM) with peripheral neuropathy.  Inclusion criteria include: diagnosis of T2DM; age range 18-75 years, and presence of definite diabetic neuropathy of at least 12 months duration in the lower extremities.  For more information including the full list of criteria and contact information, click here.

Check out the 100+ Things for Neuropathy Relief blog for new postings.

Neuropathy Articles

Check out Neuropathy Articles

Guest Speaker Videos

Check out the Guest Speaker Videos for our latest.

  • New: Tracy Rand: Exercise with Fit2Age
    • Tracy Rand of Fit2Age specializes in exercise for aging adults teaching from very fit to people confined to a chair with severe mobility issues. 
  • New: Sylvia Donley: Tapping and its Benefits
    • Sylvia Donley, CNA Past President, discusses Tapping, also called EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique, an alternative for treating negative emotion and physical pain.
  • New: Gillian Bagg: OT – Boosting Engagement in Self-Care
    • Gillian Bagg BHSCOT, HBPE owner & operator of Gillian Bagg Occupational Therapy Services explores:.
      • The importance of exercise in performing correctly paced daily self-care activities
      • How to pace daily self-care activities
      • Barriers to engaging in self-care
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)

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.

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We did it! All in with matching donations We raised at $6800! Please don’t let that stop you contributing!

We didn’t make our other goals, but we did add 6 new people to the newsletter subscription list and heard 4 new neuropathy stories! Not so bad for our first Open Mic!

Learn more about this year’s Giving Season campaign and our 3 CNA goals here

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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



Prescriptions, Dental, Hospital, Travel, Paramedical (Registered Specialists including massage, physiotherapy, chiropractor, psychologist), Vision, Hearing, Home-care & Nursing, Medical equipment, Ambulance.

Visit Chronic Pain Support & Connections “Resources” section for more details and email them at HelpChronicPain@gmail.com for more information and/or for an application.  

Note: Please do not contact the CNA on this offering, we are simply sharing the information so you may benefit.

Don’t want to risk 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.

“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.

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

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Thanks for supporting the CNA

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The Calgary Neuropathy Association is excited to receive a laptop computer for Tom, Director of Operations.  Now Tom can stay connected and continue his volunteer activities on line.  

You can give back to your community by donating your old electronics to the Electronic Recycling Association at www.era.ca