Neuropathy like many painful disorders can have a direct connection with diet quality. The most common types of neuropathy are related to diabetes, and its relative, metabolic syndrome. But we know that good food quality helps neuropathy patients function and often feel better!
It all starts with quiet time, first thing every day. This means no computers, tablets or phones. Meditation, prayer or simply sitting quietly with a note pad. And if you really want to have the best chance of beating your health problems including the pain of neuropathy, you’ll do exactly the same thing at night.
If regaining control is the first step, “action” is the second step. A game plan in any of life’s accomplishments, backed up by great coaches and cheerleaders is so important to us, whether we admit it or not. Action is what allows us to actually maintain the control we start out with! And it could be the simplest step!
Our treatment plan for Joanne involved a combination of manual therapies to her spine, as well as 2 forms of electro-stimulation to her feet and hands. We treated Joanne three times a week for five weeks; in only four weeks, Joanne was commenting that her symptoms had subsided dramatically. Immediately following each treatment, Joanne noticed a reduction in her pain level. The pain and numbness in her feet subsided a whopping 65-70%
NeuropathyDR® clinicians use a neuropathy treatment method which includes several known techniques and we are continuously testing newer technologies too! NeuropathyDR® Clinicians actually take new courses every single month, so they are never “stale”!
Motor neuropathy usually starts in the hands and feet, and can affect the full extension of fingers and toes. In addition to the dexterity problems this obviously causes, it often also has a visual appearance of “clawlike” fingers. The condition is degenerative, getting worse over a period of months and years. Twitching and spasms can also happen in affected limbs. While motor issues associated with peripheral neuropathy usually accompany pain, tingling, and numbness, multifocal motor neuropathy involves no pain (only the motor nerves are affected). Generally, none of the varieties of motor neuropathy are life-threatening, although they can absolutely impact your comfort and quality of life if you suffer from them.
Two main conditions affect the ulnar nerve: Guyon’s canal syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome. Guyon’s canal syndrome is almost exactly the same in symptoms as carpal tunnel syndrome (pain and tingling in the palm and first three fingers), but involves a completely different nerve. Guyon’s canal syndrome is caused by pressure on your wrists, often by resting them at a desk or workstation, and is frequently experienced by cyclists due to pressure from the handlebars.
There’s no absolute cure for neuropathy, but NeuropathyDR® doctors and physical therapists are trained experts when it comes to the best ways to treat its different forms and keep you safe. If you have symptoms of neuropathy, or if you suffer from one of the conditions that contribute to it, don’t wait! The earlier we catch neuropathy, the safer and happier you will be. If you aren’t already in touch with a NeuropathyDR® clinician in your area, contact us and we will be happy to help you find one.