Neuropathic Therapy Center Blog

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November is diabetes awareness month, and we’re taking the opportunity to highlight the relationship between food, diabetic nerve pain and provide helpful tips to navigate you through dining out.

How to dine out with diabetic nerve pain

November often marks the beginning of the holiday season — the time of year for giving, traveling and likely enjoying a good meal with loved ones. As we celebrate the season, we also have the unique opportunity in November — diabetes awareness month — to shed light on diabetic-related nerve pain and what you can do to manage it when dining out with friends and loved ones. 

We’ve collected the most common questions patients are afraid to ask about neuropathy and answered them.

5 scary questions you may have about nerve pain

If you’ve been told you have neuropathy, you may not initially know what this means. 

For some, this can be a moment of confusion. Others may go in to “fix -it” mode. For others, this diagnosis can sound absolutely terrifying. First, let me assure you that you are not alone. An estimated 50 million Americans suffer some form of chronic pain or neuropathy. What lies ahead is a new chapter and opportunity to improve your lifestyle. 

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September is pain awareness month, and we’re taking this opportunity to specifically focus on the nerve pain caused by injuries, such as repetitive use seen in the wrist from desk jobs.

Do you know why injuries cause you nerve pain?

September often marks the beginning of fall — the time of year for evening walks, sporting activities and harvest treats with loved ones. As we celebrate the season, we also have a unique opportunity in September — pain awareness month — to shed light on nerve pain. Whether it’s from disease, medications, old injuries or treatments, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer a form of neuropathy. We’re taking this time to specifically focus on the pain caused by injuries, also known as mononeuropathy. 

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Don't miss out on your favorite summer’s happenings! Try out these four tips to maintain a healthy, fun and pain-free season.​

How to enjoy the summer with your neuropathy

The summer season is upon us, and you know what that means — it’s time for picnics, graduations, weddings, theme parks and the outdoors. Summer brings the opportunity to share laughs, indulge in treats and enjoy quality time with those we care about. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying all the summer offerings—in fact, I encourage it—the truth is for those living with nerve pain, the challenge to avoid any discomfort and still have fun with loved ones is a stressful reality.

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In celebration of this Fourth of July discover what steps you can take to be independent and pain-free.

How to be independent from your neuropathy in 3 steps

Don’t let your nerve pain keep you from enjoying the summer holidays! Celebrate this Fourth of July by taking steps to regain independence from your neuropathy. 

Be it a holiday, vacation or everyday activities, no one wants to feel hindered from the things that matter because of their pain. As we celebrate the Fourth of July, let’s not forget that freedom from neuropathy is achievable. With simple changes and adjustments to your everyday norm, you too can lead a healthy, meaningful and independent life free from pain. 

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For Mental Health Awareness month, we’re taking the opportunity to share how your mental health and stress affect your chronic nerve pain.

Do you know the link between your chronic pain and stress?

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain severe enough to frequently limit life and work activities, according to a Centers for Disease Control 2018 report. Chronic pain can be debilitating and hinder independence, making it one of the most common reasons adults seek medical attention. ​

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For National Neuropathy Awareness week, the staff at the Loma Linda University Health’s Neuropathic Therapy Center introduce themselves and share their hobbies.

Photo Gallery: Bet you didn’t know grill masters, skydivers, and saxophonists make up our staff at the NTC center

When they aren’t helping with patients at the Neuropathic Therapy Center with their chronic pain, you can find some of our staff out seeking adventures while hiking in national parks, rocking the saxophone, and heating up the grill with good BBQ and family. Yes, you read that right, the staff at Loma Linda University Health’s Neuropathic Therapy Center has some fun hobbies when they’re away from the clinic. For National Neuropathy Awareness week, meet our staff and learn about what they love to do in their spare time. Check the photo gallery below.

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How to stop the cycle of nerve pain and sleeplessness

One of the number one complaints from people living with neuropathy is heightened nerve pain during the night. Restless, seemingly endless nights of little to no sleep not only disrupt your life but increase your nerve pain over all.

Living with chronic nerve pain, it’s important to understand why your pain is worse at night and how you can help it.

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Three ways to positively deal with nerve pain during the New Year

Happy New Year 2019 from all of us here at the Neuropathic Therapy Center. The new year often comes with new beginnings and new resolutions but also new challenges. Whether you’ve been living with it for years or you’re just newly dealing with symptoms, life with chronic nerve pain can present daily challenges.

Here are three tips to help combat the challenges and face 2019 with a positive handle on your nerve pain.