Once you’ve recognized your symptoms, speak with your doctor as soon as possible. When it comes to treating peripheral neuropathy, there are a number of options your doctor may suggest. These can include prescription medications, supplements and alternative treatments such as acupuncture or biofeedback.
In addition to these treatments, there are self-care tips you can follow to help protect yourself and your nerves. Here are 5 self-care tips for managing your neuropathy:
1. Take Supplements
More often than not our diets leave us deficient of certain vitamins or minerals. In some cases, these deficiencies can aggravate the nerves and even lead to peripheral neuropathy. A few of the most important vitamin and mineral supplements to take for your nerves include vitamin B12 (Methyl-B12), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin D, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Talk to your doctor about which supplements would be most beneficial for your condition.