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Disclaimer:  This information is not meant as direct medical advice. Readers should always review options with their local medical team. This is the sole opinion of Dr. Meakin based on literature review at the time of the blog and may change as new evidence evolves.

Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)

Questions from the Clinic:

What is chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)? What sorts of treatments lead to CIPN most frequently? Is there anything I can do to prevent CIPN? Are any natural remedies available to treat it?

I. Introduction

Figure 1: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) arises from damage to the body’s distal nerve endings. Image courtesy of Change Pain.