Management of Neurologic Diseases

  • Authors: David M. Simpson, MD; Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Alternative therapies for distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSP) include hypnosis and smoked cannabis, which have shown efficacy in clinical trials but are not typically recommended in clinical practice[Dorfman 2008; Ellis 2009; Abrams 2007]
  • Data on the efficacy of acupuncture are mixed[Phillips 2004; Shlay 1998; Anastasi 2013]
  • Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and acetaminophen are typically ineffective against neuropathic pain

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