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Balance and Neuromuscular Disease
While everyone knows about the “five senses” – sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch – little attention is paid to another of important sense, the sense of balance, unless problems develop. Many of the neuromuscular diseases affect balance.
Book Review of Peripheral Neuropathy
What do numbness, shooting, difficulty with balance loss of muscle strength, and loss of bladder control all have in common? Each of these can be symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, as explained in the book Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness, and Pain Won’t Stop by Norman Latov.
CaringBridge Health Network Resource
CaringBridge offers a privacy protected social network community for individuals experiencing health issues such as neuromuscular disease. This nonprofit organization also offers the SupportPlanner calendar to help the family and friends coordinate care for that individual.
Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation supports the athletic efforts of individuals with physical challenges. Rather than focusing on disability, this organization focuses on the abilities of athletes with physical challenges in order to create acceptance and respect.
Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)
Learn about the neuromuscular disease Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, the most common form of hereditary neuropathy.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association Circle of Friends
I have a confession to make – I have no practical experience in fundraising. I have never put together a fundraiser on my own and find the task daunting. Recently I ventured into the fundraising arena in one of the simplest ways possible, through starting a Circle of Friends with the CMTA.
Chiropractic Care and Neuromuscular Disease
Chiropractic care refers to a form of alternative medicine in which a chiropractor uses mechanical manipulation of the spine and other joints in the body. Chiropracty has been found to be useful in pain reduction for individuals with neuromuscular disease by researchers.
Classical Stretch Workout Review
Wondering how I could I get a good workout with non-impact exercise, I found one of my favorite options on public television – a 30-minute exercise program called Classical Stretch.
Clinical Trials and Neuromuscular Disease
Clinical trials involve experimental research in order to find more effective treatments and/or cures for disease. While neuromuscular disease cannot yet be cured, ongoing clinical trials (also called interventional studies) provide hope.
CMT and Footwear
The right shoes cannot stop the progression of CMT. They can, however, provide better stability, balance, and comfort. This can help those of us with CMT keep walking as well as possible for as long as possible.
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