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I am writing this letter to solicit help arranging a research project. 

Neuropathy comes in several flavors.  The most important are peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy.  As for the course of the disease, there's no difference other than one patient has diabetes, the other doesn't.

Neuropathy, short for neurologic pathology, is characterized by the gradual dying of peripheral (not spinal cord) nerves.  The patient gradually looses sensory information, experiences progressive ambulation problems and often suffers pain.  That's if the patient is lucky.  The unlucky patients lose the ability to walk, use wheelchairs and suffer a lower extremity amputation (LEA).  There are 30,000 to 40,000 LEA's /yr in the U.S. and neuropathy is the leading cause.  Morbidity is a major problem for both the lucky and unlucky patients; mortality is usually not an issue.

Neuropathy is as common as diabetes with 20 million affected in the U.S. alone.  Both the incidence and prevalence are increasing due to the aging U.S. population and characteristic late stage (over 45 years) onset of symptoms.

Now for the bad news.  Convention wisdom regards the condition as progressive and untreatable with most patients given a larger dose of potent drugs as the condition progresses.  The potent drugs do nothing to improve the condition other than mask the symptoms.  However, the condition is treatable and when treated properly, over 85% of the neuropathy patients experience symptom reversal.  I know this because I've helped thousands of neuropathy patients reverse the condition in the 15 years since I developed the Palmer Protocol (PP), a treatment that reverses the symptoms and reduces amputation risk.  While neuropathy is certainly a devastating condition, it's made much worse by the "myth" that it can't be reversed.  The suffering (psychological and physical) that results from the mistaken belief that neuropathy is irreversible cannot be overstated, and is the reason for this letter. 

The world is waiting for a "cure" and it's right under our nose.  Problem is, the reversal therapy (PP) was developed, not in a medical school "Ivory Tower", but in a chiropractor's office.  Further, the PP does not involve drugs or surgery, the workhorses of standard medical care. 

Reversing a common condition (affecting about 7% of any population) which is regarded as irreversible by most physicians, without using drugs or surgery, is a tall order for many.  As a direct result, many suffer life changing events (LEA's), not to mention wheelchairs and continually worsening pain; UNNECESSARILY!  No good reason exists for delaying the gold standard research needed to "tell the world" about neuropathy reversal.

If you can help cause the research to happen in any way whatsoever, please help those suffering and contribute.  A dedicated sponsor and a willing medical school are all that's needed to rewrite the amputation story with a much better ending. 

Jim Palmer