In-depth

Alternative medicine

Acupuncture

Find out how acupuncture works, who should avoid it and what conditions it can treat.

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a technique in which you use your mind to control your body, possibly helping with relaxation and a variety of health conditions.

Causes

Diabetic neuropathy

Diabetes can damage nerves throughout your body — a condition known as diabetic neuropathy. Nerve damage can cause pain, disability and other serious complications.

Risk factors

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Treatments and drugs

Anti-seizure medications

Anti-seizure drugs often are used to help control the type of pain caused by damaged nerves.

Aug. 13, 2013

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