Neuropathy

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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.

Lifestyle changes for the better

No one ever said change was easy, but change is necessary.

When it comes to living a healthy, pain-free life, making simple changes to your everyday norm is the first step. Do you want to experience little to no pain when it comes to living with neuropathy? Of course. Whether it’s your feet, legs, hands or arms, the goal is to manage the nerve pain effectively and most importantly, in the healthiest way possible. To do this, it begins with you.

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy or neuropathic pain is a result of damaged nerves. It can be a single nerve or group of nerves within the body that causes a tingling, burning or shooting pain. It can cause a great deal of discomfort and prevent many from doing everyday tasks like getting out of bed.

Nerve damage affects your nervous system. The nervous system comprises two primary systems, known as the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system. Your central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system is the rest of your body.

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Gluten, friend or foe?

Gluten has become a household name everywhere you look. It’s typically a hot topic of discussion around the dinner table, in the news and even at the local market.

More often than not, the same question is always asked — what is gluten?

It’s a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. You may have eaten gluten this morning with a bowl of cereal, oatmeal or toast. Though it’s not visible, the protein can cause more harm than good to individuals with a sensitivity.