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Compassionate Care: Alternative Treatment for Neuropathy is Available in New York

To Get Compassionate Care You Need a Medical Card

The process starts by seeing a qualified physician to certify you for a medical card that can be used to obtain alternative treatments from a NY dispensary.


Neuropathy is damage to your nerves anywhere in the body. It includes peripheral neuropathy affecting nerves outside of the spinal cord, radiculopathy affecting the roots of these nerves but it may also affect areas inside the spinal cord or brain, part of the “central” nervous system. Together damage of the peripheral and central nervous systems give way to neuropathy give way to central and peripheral neuropathic pain.

Neuropathy Symptoms

Neuropathy symptoms include weakness or loss of sensation but neuropathic pain bothers many people and can be treated. Neuropathic pain can be described in many ways but it is often described as a burning, numbing shooting or a pins and needles sensation. Pain from Neuropathy can be relieved by treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Act.

Compassionate Care Alternative Treatment Steps

Obtain certification from a qualified physician

Apply for your medical card online

Receive your medical card in the mail

Visit a dispensary to obtain medicine

Alternative Neuropathy Treatment

Alternative Neuropathy Treatment is available at dispensaries through the NY Compassionate Care Act. It works excellently to decrease most neuropathic pain. Many patients report being able to decrease other pain medications including strong pain killers such as opioids. Compassionate Care Treatment also cause fewer side effects than many pain killers.

Qualifying for Alternative Neuropathy Treatment

When Conventional treatments for neuropathy dont relieve neuropathy related pain, you may qualify for compassionate care treatment. Neuropathy treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Act should always be supervised closely by a qualified physician. Following up regularly will help ensure the benefits of treatment are realized and the risks of side effects are reduced.

AvatarAbout the author: Dr. Michael Morgenstern is a double board certified neurologist and expert on alternative treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Program. He is founder of NYMMA and has helped hundreds of patients with compassionate care treatments in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. This website is part of a non-profit, the NYMMA that is set up to educate you about compassionate care treatments. It does not provide any services or products. Click here to learn more about our organization or feel free to contact us by email or phone.


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• Increase awareness about compassionate care treatments
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