Do You Suffer From Peripheral Neuropathy?

If you suffer from any of these DEBILITATING symptoms – Numbness, tingling, burning or sharp nerve pain… you MUST DISCOVER our Neuropathy Recovery Program with Dr. Robert Olivieri. Dr. Robert Olivieri is the only Board-Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist, Chiropractic Neurologist and Diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management in the United States. Neuropathy pain affects…

Winter Warning For Neuropathy Sufferers

Severe winter puts stress on those living with diabetes Manchester, NH — Individuals living with diabetes face increased risk in a severe winter because of cold, damp conditions and must take many precautions to avoid serious side effects. “People with diabetes should avoid going out in severe cold,” said Cindy Kolenda, BS, CWCN, CFCN, a…

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy — Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

How Is Peripheral Neuropathy Diagnosed? If your doctor suspects you may have a form of peripheral neuropathy, he or she may refer you to a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in diseases of the nerves. The neurologist (or your own doctor) will begin by taking a history of your symptoms and examining you for signs…

5 Most Important Tips for Managing Your Nerve Pain

Peripheral neuropathy, which is defined as damage to either a single nerve or a group of nerves, can leave those afflicted by it feeling helpless. For many, the pain or numbness affects the feet – which can make everyday tasks painful and hard to perform. If left unchecked, nerve damage can worsen over time and…

Treating (and Preventing) Diabetic Neuropathy

Proper foot care is an important part of living with diabetes. That’s because foot problems are extremely common when you have diabetes. If you don’t watch your blood sugar levels, foot problems can lead to open sores, infections and even amputations. [See: Got Diabetes? Why You Must Protect Your Feet.] The most common foot problem if you have…

Few Drugs Effective in Treating Neuropathy Pain

Cymbalta and some other anti-depressants are moderately effective at relieving diabetic nerve pain, according to a new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). But researchers found little or no evidence that opioids, Lyrica, Neurontin and other widely prescribed medications are helpful in treating neuropathy pain. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes…

Diabetic Neuropathy: New ADA Position Statement for Primary Care

Diabetic Neuropathy: New Recommendations for Primary Care Diabetic neuropathies are the most prevalent chronic complications of diabetes—and they are often devastating for the patient. Estimates of the incidence and prevalence of diabetic neuropathies vary greatly, but several large observational cohorts and other studies suggest that they occur in at least 20% of people with type…

Neuropathy – A Review of Natural Treatments and Drug Risk Factors

Neuropathy refers to diseases or malfunctions of the nerves that commonly result in symptoms of pain, burning, tingling, and/or numbness. Neuropathy can have many causes including diabetes, spinal cord injuries, liver and renal failure, vitamin B12 deficiency, Guillain-Barre syndrome, hypothyroidism, some cancers, Lyme disease, HIV, several different pharmaceutical drugs, smoking1, and a number of toxic exposures such…

The Pain I Feel in a Day With Diabetic Neuropathy

According to the American Chronic Pain Association, there are at least 26 million Americans living with diabetes. And more than one in five of those have diabetic nerve pain, also known as diabetic neuropathy. I am one of them. As much as I try to correct my diabetes, the damage it’s done to my nerves is…

The Common Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

The peripheral nervous system serves the areas in the extremities of the body. The nerves within that system provide a number of functions, depending upon which one is being affected. Typically, nerves can be classified as sensory (receiving sensation), motor (controlling muscle movement) and autonomic (regulating functions such as heart rate and blood pressure). One…