chronic pain


Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and its impact

Charcot Marie Tooth is a progressive inherited neurological disorder that destroys the nerves in the feet, hands, legs and arms. To diagnose Charcot Marie Tooth several avenues can be tested, these include: Clinical examination, nerve testing, muscle biopsies, electromyography (examines muscle response to stimuli) or spinal fluid testing. If Charcot Marie Tooth is not diagnosed correctly then you could spend years living in unnecessary pain. Charcot Marie Tooth affects 1 in 2500 people and has been found by the ANZAC research institute to be caused by over 40 different genes. Current research is continuing into identifying these genes to possibly counteract Charcot Marie Tooth through gene therapy.


Music of the heart

What do you do when the thing that brings you the most pleasure also brings pain? Find out how one woman used her source of joy to bring her back to health and happiness.