Neuropathic Therapy Center Blog

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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.

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Four tips to combat nerve pain during cold weather

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But if you experience chronic pain, lower temperatures can make it one of the most difficult times of the year.

Neuropathy — like most chronic pain — often gets worse as temperatures drop. Blood flow slows in your outer extremities when your body is exposed to cold. Nerve pain — especially in your hands and feet — increases as your circulation decreases.

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A holiday greeting from our staff to you

Happy Thanksgiving and a blessed holiday season from all of us here at the Neuropathic Therapy Center.

We appreciate your support of this blog and will continue striving to deliver helpful tips and information regarding nerve pain.

We wish to empower you to live your fullest, most pain-free life throughout this holiday season and beyond. Remember throughout this season that you are supported not only by your family and friends but by our team here.

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How to safely treat nerve pain while managing diabetes

If you or a loved one is living with diabetes, you know it’s a daily routine of closely monitoring what you eat, trying to fit in regular exercise, taking medications and testing your blood sugar. The added stress and discomfort brought on by nerve pain can be exhausting and even unbearable — a struggle that up to 50 percent of people with diabetes face every day.