Last Modified: January 7, 2013
I had chemo for lung cancer last year. I am doing well except that I have neuropathy in my feet from the chemo that makes it difficult to live life, work, etc. Are there any treatments/therapies that can help improve the neuropathy? I do take neurontin.
Linda Miller, RN, BSN, Oncology Nurse Navigator at Penn Medicine responds:
Sometimes they can increase your dosage of neurontin or try a combination of drugs for pain mgmt. A pain management clinic may be helpful as well. Our physical therapy department is able to treat patients with neuropathy, so check with your PT department. They do this by a treatment called desensitization, which helps to reduce pain and help you regain strength.
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