Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center
Weill Greenberg Center, 1305 York Ave., Second Floor, New York, NY 10021
Peripheral neuropathy, or neuropathy as it is also called results from damage to peripheral nerves that spans the body like an electric circuit connecting the muscle, skin, joints, and internal organs to the spinal cord and brain. Neuropathy can cause numbness, pain, or weakness in the arms and legs, impaired balance, and difficulty walking. There are many causes including diabetes, autoimmunity, infections, nutritional deficits, drugs, toxins, and genetics. Although causes vary, the symptoms can be the same. Many cases are misdiagnosed, with fibromyalgia as an example.
Norman Latov, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinical and Research Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. His laboratory is credited with the discovery of autoimmune antibodies that cause neuropathy, he was a founding Board member and Medical and Research Director of the Neuropathy Association, which has since merged with the Foundation for Neuropathy, and is author of the American Academy of Neurology book “Peripheral Neuropathy, when the pain doesn’t stop” for patients and their families. He has been selected to Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors annually since 1998. He will be speaking on the topic of “Peripheral Neuropathy, diagnosis, treatment, and research”
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