Does Neuropathy Pain Impact Your Life?
If you experience neuropathy, we know you are all too familiar with the pins and needles, numbness, and pain from damage to your peripheral nervous system. Living with neuropathy pain can be extremely challenging and make even the simplest of day-to-day tasks difficult to complete. Luckily, you don't have to live with the pain. Follow the tips below for both short-term and long-lasting relief.
Take Vitamin Supplements
Vitamins help our nerve endings function correctly, and if there aren't enough in our bodies, nerve damage can occur. If you are low on any of these nutrients, you are more at risk of experiencing neuropathy.
You can take vitamin supplements to make up for what you may be lacking. While supplements can help prevent further nerve damage, they won't repair existing nerve damage. The following supplements and vitamins may help:
- Magnesium supplements: if you have diabetes and experience diabetic neuropathy, you are more likely to have low levels of magnesium. This supplement can help regulate blood flow and nerve function.
- Vitamin B12: a shortage of B12 can damage the myelin sheath that protects nerves. Nerves lose their ability to operate correctly without this protection, leading to disorders like peripheral neuropathy. Taking vitamin B12 supplements can reduce pain associated with neuropathy and speed up tissue regeneration.
- Vitamin C: this vitamin is shown to have pain-relieving properties and can enhance peptide production surrounding the nerves.
Stay Physically Active
Regular exercise can alleviate neuropathy symptoms, including pain. Physical activity also helps increase blood flow to your extremities, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to your damaged nerves. Exercise can also reduce insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetic neuropathy.
Get Acupuncture & Acupressure Massages
According to MayoClinic, acupuncture treatment "involves the insertion of fragile needles through your skin at strategic points on your body to treat pain." Acupuncture has been shown to improve blood flow and stimulate the body's nerve pathways.
Acupressure massages are a similar technique also worth considering. Both are effective treatments and can provide relief with fewer side effects than pain killers.
Smoking tobacco increases the likelihood of developing neuropathy and can also increase the severity of symptoms in those who already have the condition. Nicotine, an active tobacco substance, can negatively affect nerve function and make it harder for our bodies to metabolize glucose. Additionally, nicotine reduces blood flow to our hands and feet. All combined, these factors make it harder to manage neuropathy pain.
Use Heat and Cold Treatments
Applying heat and cold to the areas of your body affected by neuropathy can help ease pain and improve your quality of life. Heat treatments (heating pads or hot baths) can help relax your muscles and reduce pain, while cold treatments (ice packs) can help improve sensations in your limbs.
While both heat and cold treatments can help with pain, it is essential to note that neither is a long-term solution.
Seek Medical Evaluation for Longer-Lasting Pain Relief
While the tactics mentioned above will help relieve pain on a short-term basis, they will likely not provide permanent relief. Consider visiting a medical professional, such as a neurologist, for extended neuropathy pain relief. Traditional medicine, by and large, passes over neuropathy treatment and relies on therapies to mask the pain rather than addressing it at the source.
At Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas, we offer electric cell signaling treatment for neuropathy pain. This FDA-approved, physics-based medication is not medication therapy. Instead, this therapy uses electronic signal energy waves from an ultra-high frequency generator to the treatment area in a non-invasive and safe manner.
Patients typically report their ECST treatments give them a slight tingling or vibrating sensation, but the sensation is overall pleasurable. After roughly six to eight treatments, you can feel a permanent difference in your pain — if not sooner.
Life Begins When Pain Ends at Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas
For long-lasting pain relief, Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas is here for you. Fortunately, several excellent, non-drug remedies can help you manage your neuropathy discomfort. Using non-invasive technology, we address your symptoms on a cellular level.
We are proud of our high success rate with patients from all walks of life! Request an appointment online or call (972) 441-5634 today to get on your path to a pain-free life.