Western Neuropathy Association

Hope through caring, support, research, education, and empowerment


What's New

 Registration for the 2018 Annual Conference is now open!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
$25 per person. Registration includes morning snacks, lunch, and all-day beverages.
The full program will be in the upcoming newsletter. It will be chiefly neurologists so get any questions you have ready. We hope to also have an up to date report from Bruce Hammock, PhD, on the medication for neuropathic pain that is to go into human trials very soon.

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"Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers"


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February 2018 WNA Newsletter

Click here to open and read the below articles:

  • Endocrinology > Type 1 Diabetes
  • Small Nerves, Big Problems
  • WNA Support Groups
  • President's Message
  • Sacramento Group August Notes
  • PN Literature Review
  • Exercise Can Treat Tingly Hands and Feet After Chemotherapy
  • Thank You for Your Contribution to WNA
  • Driving with PN
  • Welcome to New Leader in Santa Rosa
  • WNA 2018 Annual Conference
  • Crossing Your Legs Can Cause Neuropathy

DVDs Available for Purchase

For more information on these titles, visit our Audio/Video page

  • Mae Denman and Sandra Vinson - Gentle Yoga  *BESTSELLER*
  • Dr. Peter Skaff - Peripheral Neuropathy: What It Is and What Can Be Done About It  *POPULAR*
  • Dr. Jeffrey Ralph - A Review of Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Annual Conference 2014 (Dr. William Donovan, M.D., Dominick Spatafora)
  • Gene Richardson - Coping With Chronic Neuropathy   *NEW*

Click Here to download the order form, or contact the WNA office at (888) 556-3356 to order over the phone.


Interview with Dominick Spatafora – Founder and President of Neuropathy Action Foundation

Hear his compelling and personal story about how his experiences and challenges in seeking care for his neuropathy developed into his, now strong, advocacy organization.

Doctor/Patient Relationships  Featuring - Lt. Col. Gene Richardson

The presenter discusses doctor/patient relationships and how to unlock doors when your working with your doctor.

Patients Helping Patients Featuring - Lt. Col. Gene Richardson

The presenter discusses the principles and goals for patients helping patients.

Neuropathy: It may be the most common disease you've never heard of!

Do your hands or feet feel like they:

  • Are numb, burning or freezing?
  • Have stinging, stabbing or shooting pains?
  • Are wearing gloves or stockings when they are not?
  • Do you have muscle weakness or coordination problems?

Do you feel like your internal organs don't function properly?

If so, you may have peripheral neuropathy (PN).

The Western Neuropathy Association (WNA) is committed to assisting you and providing hope through caring, support, research, education, and empowerment. Please explore our website to learn about neuropathy, find resources, and locate a support group that can help you.

The WNA is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Please consider supporting us through your membership, service, and finances.

The importance of hope

Neuropathy can seem like a hopeless disease because there is no cure. Often the treatment of symptoms is ineffective or erratic. Most of us have been assured that the condition will only get worse which is not always true. We also can suffer from dismissive or uninformed doctors or others in our lives who don't understand the extent of the difficulties we face.

We all need hope. WNA is dedicated to providing it.

Hope is so important that the Western Neuropathy Association considers it our primary purpose, providing "hope through caring, support, research, education, and empowerment."

Education is essential. People--including doctors--need to know more about neuropathy. Given the number of people who have the disease, we want it to be as well known as some of the central nervous system diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. We will get there with your support.

The WNA is committed to informing people about neuropathy. This includes health care professionals, government officials, insurance personnel, and others in positions of influence. We also help our members to be their own best advocates.

Hope through caring is provided by our support groups. We have more than 30 support groups that are either going strong or getting underway. People can share experiences, discuss treatments that help them, receive valuable information from knowledgeable speakers, and assist each other. If there isn't one in your area and you would like to help us start one, contact WNA president Bev Anderson at info@pnhelp.org.

Explore our website. Find hope.




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