Numbness, Tingling, Burning Pain, Weakness?
Our mission is to empower the neuropathy community to live their best lives and to support neuropathy research. We offer support groups, Tai Chi classes, and educational resources to help you better understand your neuropathy and how to live your best life with this frustrating, chronic condition.
Over 50% of individuals with diabetes will have mild to severe forms of neuropathy. 33% of neuropathies are caused by diabetes.
Other Neuropathy Causes
33% of neuropathies are caused by chemotherapy, autoimmune disorders, inherited disorders, toxins, bacterial and viral infections, among other causes.
Frustratingly, 33% of neuropathies have no known cause.
Neuropathy Support and Resources: How We Can Help
Anyone affected by neuropathy is welcome: patients, caregivers, family and friends.
“Meditation Made Easy” “Take a Deep Breath,” says the Calm website. Calm is an app available on smart phones designed to build and maintain meditation and mindfulness skills. Guided meditations help you manage anxiety, stress levels, and sleep improvement. This app is ideal for beginners and more advanced users. Visit your phone’s App Store and
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We are so excited to have a new support group meeting location in East Austin! We will meet at this new location on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 9:30-11 AM. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 13, 2019. We hope to see you there! Please click here for our event calendar showing all
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September was Pain Awareness Month, and Stimwave Technologies announced last month that they are launching a new clinical trial for treatment of neuropathic pain. Nerve stimulation is considered a well-established treatment for neuropathic pain. However, many patients have pain that is difficult to target, so traditional equipment has not been very successful with patients. This
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Join Us for a Round at Neuropathy Alliance of Texas’s 3rd Annual Topgolf Fundraiser Sunday, November 3, 2019 12 – 4 PM Topgolf at the Domain, 2700 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX Please join us for our fall fundraiser event at Top Golf! You don’t have to play golf to register- it’s all about having fun.
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By Nancy Herlin, Founder and Board Chair of Neuropathy Alliance of Texas In listening to hundreds of neuropathy patients tell their stories over the years, there is one thing that is constant. Most say their treatments, especially their medications, are ineffective in managing their pain and symptoms. Many say that they’ve had to stop their
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A recent research study has found that in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients, women are more likely than men to experience neuropathy symptoms. The study originally set out to determine if a vitamin D deficiency in patients with T2D increased their risk of developing neuropathic pain. Research has suggested that a vitamin D deficiency may
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In our May newsletter, we featured seventy-year-old Dana Delgado in our Member Spotlight and are thrilled to announce that her team took home the gold at the National Senior Games in Albuquerque in June! With over 14,000 athletes competing in various sports competitions, Dana said, “While we had won medals at various state tournaments over
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The ability to drive is an integral part of our daily lives and holds a lot of meaning to all of us as we age. Driving is our ability to access the community, provides us with independence, and is intimately tied into our idea of self-worth. Some people might be concerned that as we age
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Please welcome our newest addition to NATX’s Board of Directors, Delisha S. McLain. Delisha has spent her career working with children and families, first in San Antonio and now in Austin. As a training specialist with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, she shares her professional knowledge with juvenile probation and supervision officers across the state.
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NATX is pleased to introduce Lauren Hoffman-Arriaga, MPH as our new Executive Director. She is a familiar face to the organization as she has served as a board member for the past five years, most recently as the Vice Chairperson. Lauren comes from a background in public health as an epidemiologist. Her data driven approach
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