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Living With Pain

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 9(2):26-30, April-May 2013.

People with neurologic disorders often experience daily, unremitting pain. In fact, as many as 50 percent have considered suicide as an escape. But with appropriate treatment, patients are able to rediscover hope. Here, we profile two individuals who overcame suicidal thoughts and learned to live with their chronic pain.

Back on Her Feet: After years of chronic pain, actress Jennifer Grey is dancing again.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now . 8(6):18-21, December-january 2012.

Following a car accident in 1987, actress Jennifer Grey—best known for her role in Dirty Dancing—began to experience chronic back and neck pain. After successful surgery, Grey danced her way into the spotlight again on Dancing With the Stars. Learn some of the common causes and treatments for back and neck pain.

10-Year Ache: Singer Rosanne Cash on living with Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia.

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now . 8(3):18-22, June-july 2012.

Rosanne Cash, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, author, and eldest daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, lived with devastating headaches for much of her adult life. After nearly a decade of uncertainty, she was diagnosed and treated for a Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia. Though recovery from surgery has been difficult, she is putting the years of ache behind her.

Facing Pain: Diagnosing and treating the intense facial pain known as trigeminal neuralgia.

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now . 8(2):26-28, April/May 2012.

Trigeminal neuralgia is a neurologic condition that causes intense facial pain. “When you ask patients to rate their pain on a scale of zero to 10, they typically give a number greater than 10,” says neurologist Gary Gronseth, M.D. Fortunately, a range of treatments are available.

American Icon: Leave It to Beaver star Jerry Mathers reveals how he overcame neuropathy, a painful neurologic condition that affects millions of Americans.

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now . 7(3):20-23, June/July 2011.

Actor Jerry Mathers, sitcom star of Leave it to Beaver, shares his real-life adventures with diabetes and neuropathy—and how he managed these conditions with serious lifestyle changes. Now Mathers is using his iconic fame to help others in the grips of neuropathic pain.

Mindful Of Pain


Neurology Now . 3(6):20-23,27, November/December 2007.

In the fourth installment of our series on “Innovative Therapies,” we explore the ancient exercises of yoga and tai chi. Emerging evidence—and the experience of practitioners—suggest that these forms of meditation-in-motion can help you harness the mind-body connection to ease the pain of multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and other conditions.

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