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Researchers at the 6th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain reported that spinal cord stimulation is effective for treating HIV-related polyneuropathy, according to a Medscape report.
Published in Pain Management
Spine specialists and neurosurgeons often see patients who have complaints related to radiculopathy and/or neuropathy. There are some overlapping symptoms between the two entities, and for that reason it's important to differentiate between the two because treatment patterns are different. In patients with radiculopathy, the problem occurs at or near the root of the nerve along the spine, while a neuropathy is a deranged function of the specific peripheral nerves — caused by an entrapment of the nerve, a vitamin or nutritional deficiency, diabetes or other metabolic problems — and it isn't necessarily treated with surgery, as a radiculopathy might be.
Published in Spine