MGH Nerve Unit

The Massachusetts General Hospital Nerve Unit works to help people with illnesses and injuries that affect their peripheral nerves. The Unit includes clinicians who provide medical care for patients with neuropathy, and researchers in various topics ranging from basic biology to epidemiology and bioinformatics, all focused on improving the diagnosis and treatment of neuropathy.

These are some of the conditions we treat and study:

  • Nerve injuries caused by injury, trauma, or other causes
  • Shingles, postherpetic neuralgia, postherpetic itch
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS/RSD)
  • Polyneuropathy (disorders affecting nerves throughout the body) including small-fiber polyneuropathy, CIDP, Guillain-Barré 
Studies Currently Enrolling

Gulf War Illness

The Nerve Injury Unit, Dept of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital in conjunction with the Department of Defense, is studying Gulf War Illness in Veterans who served from 1990 to 1991, in the Gulf War Region. We are studying those with Gulf War Illness as well as veterans and civilians who don’t have Gulf War Illness. For more information, see Gulf War Illness Study.


MGH Nerve Unit photo