Gluten Free Diet helped Nerve Pain-Neurology 2010

Nerve Pain Resolved with a Gluten Free Diet- Neurology 2010

In the most widely read and highly cited peer review journal Neurology this paper on Gluten and Nerve pain

Article link:  Sensory ganglionopathy due to gluten sensitivity

M. Hadjivassiliou, MD,     D.G. Rao, MD,  S.B. Wharton, PhD,  D.S. Sanders, MD,  R.A. Grünewald, DPhil and A.G.B. Davies-Jones, MD

From the Departments of Neurology (M.H., R.A.G., A.G.B.D.-J.), Neurophysiology (D.G.R.), Neuropathology (S.B.W.), and Gastroenterology (D.S.S.), Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK.

Gluten has been shown to damage nerve tissue in multiple research studies.

Yet another study on the damaging effects of gluten on nerves and the brain.

Ganglionopathy:  damage to nerve bundles that can lead to numbness and tingling of the hands and feet, burning sensations, poor balance, and dizziness.

A gluten free diet led to stabilization of the neuropathy for many of the patients in this study.

This research study links Gluten to nerve damage.

Side note….Cool article with visuals and video’s on the intestinal wall mechanism:  Leaky Gut Syndrome Made Simple

Other gluten facts from other journal articles:

Gluten effects the nervous system in many different ways.

Gluten can contribute to autoimmune antibody production against:

  1. nerve cells
  2. myelin-the coating around nerves
  3. dysregulate receptors/neurotransmitters-chemicals that allow nerves to communicate

Gluten has been shown to cross the blood brain barrier.

Gluten can be a neurotoxin.

Gluten Sensitivity can cause malabsorption of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

Neurological Disease Linked to Gluten:





Carpal Tunnel Sydrome


Sensory Neuropathy



Cerebellar Ataxia

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Myasthenia Gravis




Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis


Cognitive Decline

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1. Gluten: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You-Mark Hyman M.D.

2.  Gluten-Wheat Germ Agglutinin-Brain illness-Psychiatric problems-Nerve problems-Health problems

3. Gluten and Multiple Sclerosis

4. Gluten- Anxiety-Panic Attacks Resolve on a Gluten Free Diet

5. Gluten problems…why now?

6. Gluten Sensitivity-The Wall Street Journal-March 15 2011

7. Gluten’s laws-Better Homes and Gardens July 2010


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