Receiving treatment for your neuropathy that addresses the core problem of your pain can be a very time consuming and frustrating problem. Many Doctors will just prescribe very expensive pain killers such as OxyContin, Oxycodone and Conzip , Anticonvulsants such as Neurontin and Lyrica and Antidepressants such as Amitriptyline , Nortriptiline, Prozac and Cymbalta. And some have tried topical gels or patches in an attempt to receive the neuropathic pain relief that they so desperately need.
- Autonomic Neuropathy affects the autonomic (without conscious effort) nerves.
- Occipital Neuralgia only involves the back of the head and scalp.
- Polyneuropathy a pins and needles feeling in the legs and the loss of sensitivity of touch.
The first and most important thing that you must take into consideration when choosing the best neuropathy treatment option is what is it that is causing the pain and then how do I fix it. We all understand that the pain is transmitted to our brain through the nervous system but few understand how the nervous system really works. The nerve is not one long string that runs from your brain to your hand, leg or foot. The nervous system is comprised of many little segments that transfer messages to the spinal cord. The little segments do not actually make contact with the spinal cord. The little nerve segments transmit their message through what is called a synapse (a small gap between the receptors) with a small electrical impulse. Below is an illustration of nerve synapses.
When the synapses gap too far apart for the impulses to travel to the receptor on the other end that is when the pain associated with neuropathy begins. The reason the synapses will gap too far apart is due to blood or oxygen irregularities. Many times these irregularities are caused by repetitive injury, drug usage (it could very well be prescription drugs including chemotherapy), alcohol use, smoking and many times by improper diet. Neuropathic pain is quite common among those afflicted with diabetes.
Oxygen and or nutrient irregularities in your blood stream cause the nerves to shrink up and that creates too large of a gap at the synapses. There are natural and holistic ways of neuropathy treatment that lessen and in many cases totally eliminate the pain. The nerve synapses can be “encouraged” and stimulated to reconnect. I have posted a video below by Dr. Carole Lewis that demonstrates a few simple foot exercises to provide neuropathic foot pain relief. The absolute best guide for helping you eliminate the pain…the numbness, prickling, tingling, burning, debilitating pain in the feet, toes, and lower legs. Or in the hands, fingers, lower arms or both is written by Dr. Randall C. Labrum and is titled The Neuropathy Solution. Dr Labrum was a sufferer of Peripheral Neuropathy and through his own experience developed a 6-step treatment program, that is completely customizable to fit your abilities, which not only eliminated his neuropathy but also for others worldwide. To read more about the simple yet completely effective program please click here. These treatment instructions that work so well do not have to be supervised by a medical doctor, therefore the doctor typically is not very enthusiastic to teach these easy to follow strategies to the sufferer. Past experience has demonstrated that most family doctors aren’t yet conscious of these simple strategies and are not motivated to get involved with this kind of solution just because it’s too time-consuming and not worthwhile financially. Patients as a result have to assume the responsibility of learning and employing these methods of self treatment. This is actually a good and positive thing! A great deal of money will be saved by the patient by taking over their individual situation without paying the soaring professional costs. By reducing those costs, nearly any individual is able to correct their neuropathy condition without the economic worries which eliminate many people from getting the care that they otherwise require and deserve. Please visit Dr. Labrums’ site for a complete guide on how to eliminate your pain completely.